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Are Warehouse & Industrial Lights Burning a Hole in Your Profits?

Most lights used at industrial and manufacturing businesses are actually better heaters than lights. Their low efficiency means they produce more waste heat than usable light.

Thankfully, you can now slash energy usage from lighting by up to 90% by upgrading to the latest LED technology.

High Bay Warehouse / Workshop Lights

High bay lights are the large dome shape lights you find in almost all warehouses, factories and workshops. These lights are identifiable by the fact they often take a few minutes to get to full brightness when you first turn them on.

High bay lights typically use about 440 Watts of power and cost over $250 per year to operate (normal business hours). The latest Philips GreenUp LED High Bay uses just 110 Watts of power and produces the same amount of usable light. That means a reduction in operating cost of 75%.

Office Fluorescent Tube Lights

Fluorescent tube lights are found in just about every business. These too can also be upgraded to LED.

In fact, if your fittings are the type which have a starter you can install the LED tubes yourself, no electrician required. Simply change the tube and starter and you're done, 60% energy savings await.

If upgrading the tubes is not possible you can also upgrade the entire fitting to an 'LED Troffer' (for office ceiling grids) or an 'LED Batten' (for surface mounted batten lights).

Outdoor & Security Floodlights

Finally, many business leave some lights on overnight for security purposes. Unfortunately, the floodlights used are often over-spec energy guzzlers.

For example, the latest LED floodlights consume just 50 Watts as a direct replacement for a 500 Watt halogen floodlight. That's a 90% energy saving.

How the numbers stack up

Thanks to big reductions in the cost of LED lighting these upgrades all typically pay for themselves in energy savings in under two years. You should also consider the following additional benefits of upgrading to LED:

  • Reduced maintenance costs due to less frequent light bulb changes.
  • Reduced waste heat resulting in lower air conditioning usage in air conditioned areas.
  • Better light quality and 'instant on' to full brightness.

If all that is not enough to motivate you into action, businesses located in NSW or Victoria may be eligible for additional government rebates.

It is worth remembering that every dollar saved from energy costs goes straight into bottom line net profit. For a small investment of your time you could quickly uncover substantial energy and cost savings.

Are Lights Burning A Hole in Your Profits

This article originally appeared as a guest article in Industry Update Manufacturing Magazine November 2016.

- Ryan McCarthy is a Director of Reduction Revolution, a distributor for Philips Lighting Australia, and provider of Energy Auditing and other energy efficiency services.

By Ryan McCarthy | | Industrial, LED, Lighting, Manufacturing, Warehouse | Read more

Crack Your Light Bulb Codes - Get The Right Type & Size LED

Working out how light bulbs are named and categorised can be a bit tricky at first.  But after reading this handy guide, you'll soon be decrypting labels like Tom Hanks in the DaVinci Code.

Keep Reading Crack Your Light Bulb Codes...

By Juliet Guterres | | LED, Lighting | Read more

Philips Master LED 10 Watt MR16 - Secret to Long Lifetime Revealed

You will notice that most MR16 LED downlight replacements have very low power consumption. In many cases this power consumption is too low.

To address this, Philips released a lamp which consumes 10 watts and is a genuine direct replacement of a 50 watt halogen.

Keep reading Philips' hidden fan inside the 10 watt MR16 LED.

Will Philips Master LED lamps work on all Dimmer Switches?

Last year, when the Philips Master MR16 LED was still quite new, Philips released some information about their dimmable LED's.

Even today very few LED retro-fit lamps are actually dimmable. One of the distinct benefits of this product is that it can work on existing dimmer switches.

Keep reading Philips Master LED's and dimmer switches.

Halogen to LED Downlight Replacement - Installation Photos

After much testing and deliberation, I finally launched the Philips LED Downlights last week. This post shares some installation photos from the last week.

Keep reading Philips MR16 Master LED - Installation Photos

 

8 things to check when buying your next light bulb

Buying a replacement light bulb (such as an LED downlight) is often an unnecessarily complicated experience. In particular, choosing an energy efficient option and getting poor results is all too common.

Keep reading Check this before buying your next light bulb

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