How Modern Industrial Lighting Solutions Lower Energy and Maintenance Costs

Does your plant or factory represent a facility of the future? Or do you feel like your operations are still getting bogged down by inefficiencies that are cutting into your team’s time—and your company’s bottom line?

Factories around the world are getting smarter and turning to new digital technologies to improve how they conduct business. Modern industrial facilities are increasingly clean, well-lit spaces with easy-to-control systems to automate recurring activities, reduce unnecessary maintenance, mitigate risk, optimize efficiencies, and avoid wasted time, money and resources.

Does this sound like your facility? If not, it may be time to think about smart lighting solutions.

Industrial Lighting Makes Facilities More Efficient

Industrial facilities are constantly striving to do more with less—which means working smarter, not harder. When less time and energy is needed to run and maintain lighting, business owners and facility managers can focus more on running a smart and profitable operation.

Industrial LEDs are not only much more energy efficient than traditional lighting, but they also last about five times longer. When extrapolated out to the thousands of light fixtures in large facilities, this means about one-fifth as much maintenance time spent replacing lights. While every facility is different, the typical plant, factory or warehouse can expect a full return on investment from a complete LED retrofit within one to three years on average, based on the energy savings created when making the switch from conventional lighting.

Code Compliance Made Easy

Wireless controls and intelligent light fixtures can further elevate the efficiency of your industrial operation. Optimizing light levels to meet the needs of each workspace and turning lights off when they aren’t needed saves significant energy. Wireless controls enable you to easily customize and automate lighting settings to match the unique needs of each area within your facility.

Sensor-enabled light fixtures can monitor the environment for temperature, humidity, occupancy, positioning and more to provide you with a holistic view of your facility, including how the space is being used and where energy is being wasted. For plant managers, this translates to more confident and informed decision-making enabled by a wireless data network that can easily be scaled and adjusted as your operation evolves. It also means having an infrastructure that can easily adapt to meet changing code requirements, safety standards and more.

Ready to explore how energy, lighting and data solutions can help your facility operate more efficiently? Read our whitepaper, LED 101 for Industrial Buildings, to learn more about how lighting and controls upgrades can revolutionize industrial facilities.