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Tips for Creating Better Warehouse Lighting

Tips for Creating Better Warehouse Lighting

Warehouse lighting plays a big role in employee safety, efficiency, and budgeting for your business. Since warehouses typically have no windows and tons of nooks and shelves to utilize, it can be hard to do work safely and efficiently without the right lighting. The right lighting should aid your employees and keep your lighting costs low. 

Here are a few tips for creating better warehouse lighting for your business.  

Avoid Glare 

Safety is a top priority in warehouses. For forklift drivers and heavy machinery operators, glare can cause dangerous accidents. Avoid placing lights in areas or at angles where glare is likely to cause an accident. You can also choose softer lights in these spaces.  

Think About Your Budget 

How much are you willing to spend on lighting and maintenance every year? Incandescent lights will give you cheap upfront costs, but you could end up spending more money on energy costs and replacement bulbs in the long run. If you have a large warehouse that’s going to need a lot of fixtures, LED lights use less energy and have a significantly longer lifespan, and will therefore save you money.  

Think About Strategic Placement 

Improper spacing between your lights could result in over or under illuminating the space. Positioning lights too close together can create hot spots and glare and will waste unnecessary energy and money. 

On the other hand, leaving too much space between lighting will leave you with dark spaces that are unsafe for workers.  

Consider the Color of the Light 

One of the most important tips for creating better warehouse lighting is to consider the color temperature and color rendering index of the lighting in question. The color of the light you decide to use impacts clarity and contrast. A high color rendering index is the best option to give workers clear and natural-looking light.

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