Logistics and Industry
Posted: 5 May 2020
Logistics and Industry
Posted: 5 May 2020
Logistic and industry lighting is always evolving! Are you?
Gone are the days of dusty dark shelves in poorly lit warehouses; today warehousing capabilities are an important economic and service benefit to businesses. Logistic platforms and warehouses are continually growing in size and importance due to the exponential growth of e-commerce and mail-order selling.
The logistics and industry sector has evolved significantly over the last decade, reflecting the changing way in which goods are produced and distributed. Vast warehouses are becoming an established part of the industrial landscape, constantly evolving to keep pace with developments.
Lighting is essential to these unique working environments. With few windows, high ceilings and large floor surfaces logistic and industrial buildings require specific lighting that adapts and conforms to their specific needs.
Choosing the right lighting solution will positively impact some of the key challenges faced by facility managers today; from reducing maintenance costs, increasing energy efficiency and productivity as well as improving workers safety and overall working conditions. There is a clear argument for the need to switch to an improved lighting system:
+ Poor / varying levels of illumination, leading to potential impacts on product quality and employee wellbeing and retention.
+ Old technology can cost as much as 80% more to operate and offers very little control with limited capabilities with new technologies
+ Traditional lighting consumes 75% more energy than LED
Logistic and Industry Lighting Best practices
All lighting solutions should consider
+ Dust and moisture resistance (IP65+)
+ Corrosion resistance (including special versions for corrosive atmospheres)
+ Smooth external surfaces, to avoid build-up of dust and grease and allows for the fitting to be easily cleaned
Quality of Design
+ Efficient aesthetic design
+ Durable & robust construction suitable for harsh environments and intensive usage (24h/7)
+ Ease and speed of installation
+ Offers a range of mounting options
+ Comes with different body colours to help with visual management or simply match brand guidelines
+ Ability to fit in additional accessories such as protective grille/wire guard that will enhance the durability of the fitting
+ Range of optics suitable for different situations (open areas, aisles, high racks,...)
+ Modular design allows for upgradeability and easy disassembly
Quality of Light
+ Maximised Energy Efficiency (best lm/W) + Good light levels and uniformity + Colour stability of light over batch and over life + Limited surface temperatures especially for dusty environments
Glare and Flicker
+ Minimised glare – many other LED high-bay and low-bay products do not achieve good glare control or limitation
+ Low optical flicker and stroboscopic effects essential wherever moving and/or rotating machinery is in use
Compliance and Certifications
+ Observes full compliance with Standards and Directives
+ Independent third-party certification where relevant and applicable
Technical lighting aspects to consider
+ Includes pre-cabling options for in-line plugs and sockets. Dimming options such as DALI or 1-10V
+ Integrated communications systems to allow for wireless or power-line carrier, controls and sensors
+ Low inrush current and maximised number of fittings per circuit breaker
+ Availability of high-temperature versions for hot countries or for high-temperature industrial halls and other specific harsh environments
+ Complementary self-contained emergency lighting solution
Sylvania Lighting’s logistics and industrial lighting Solutions
Sylvania offers smarter lighting solutions to help deliver this to any project.
Our solutions bring light to life
Not only do Sylvania design, manufacture and install lighting solutions, but we also push the boundaries of technology and strive to innovate in everything we do. Our LED luminaires and lamps transform interiors and light the way for businesses. With a heritage that stretches back decades, we’ve put our knowledge and expertise to use across hundreds of challenging lighting projects, from multi-site businesses to stunning urban landscapes.
SylSmart - Smart Lighting
Smarter lighting. Smart Choice.
Take a moment to look around your workplace during the day. How many high-intensity lights are switched on while nobody is around? How much light gets wasted in those corridors and rooms that have extremely low footfall?
SylSmart uses the very latest technology to detect human presence and natural light levels, adjusting the levels of artificial light to match your needs perfectly. Busy areas like foyers and corridors will stay bright and well lit, whereas quieter areas like meeting rooms and lesser-used corners of your building will automatically dim gradually overtime to save energy.
A complete solution provider
Sylvania Smart Services are designed to provide you with a total solution service. From our Energy Verification Estimator, Energy Audit and Design, through to project management, installation and commissioning Sylvania Lighting’s Smart Services work for you.
Our Smart Services “toolkit” can facilitate projects of any size and complexity to make your life easier and your projects run smoothly.