Why Induction lighting is used commonly in Manufacturing Facilities?

Oct 21


Stephen M Anderson

Stephen M Anderson

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In this article, we are reading about the Why Induction lighting is used commonly in Manufacturing Facilities? How it will be more preferable for Factory Lighting and Area Lighting.


Large amounts of energy are used in the manufacturing areas of factories due to their large areas and the higher lumen requirements needed in these areas. Where 150 lumens may be acceptable in general area lighting and warehouse lighting situations,Why Induction lighting is used commonly in Manufacturing Facilities? Articles the manufacturing and packaging areas in factories generally require a minimum of 300 lumens and can in some instances require 800 lumens or more to satisfy the required quality and safety protocols in factory areas. Other factors which should be taken into account when choosing lighting solutions in factory lighting applications is the quality of the light, which is a carefully considered combination of Colour Rendering Index (CRI), Colour Temperature (K) glare and flicker. Ideally the aim is to supply a light source with characteristics similar to that of a slightly overcast day which would be a CRI of around 90Ra, a colour temperature of 5000-6000K with no frequency flicker and relatively low glare.

Induction lighting technology supplies a very good mixture of these ideal lighting features, with a high CRI of 80+Ra along with various colour temperatures available between 3500K and 6500K, although our 5000K units are the most popular with our manufacturing clients.

Glare and flicker are two very under-rated characteristics in the selection of factory lighting but both offer significant advantages to factory lighting situations. Glare, particularly very high glare from high intensity LED and Metal Halide fittings can cause short term vision problems for production personnel should they be exposed to short bursts of intense glare lighting or if they are exposed to intense glare lighting from a distance but for longer periods of time. Induction lighting, being a form of fluorescent lighting, is a very low glare form of lighting and ideal for use in areas where consistent lighting spread at higher lumen levels is required. Another added bonus with induction lighting is that it is a high frequency light source and as such does not flicker at 50Hz as do other forms of lighting (except LED). Flickering light sources have been linked to tiredness and concentration issues in production areas.

Induction lighting is also a highly efficient form of lighting which will result in 40-50% reduction in lighting-related electricity costs when compared to older HID technologies and when the instant switching capability is incorporated into other more advanced lighting control systems these savings can be greatly enhanced.

LED lighting is very heavily marketed as the all-conquering form of lighting for all applications, but please take the time to analyse our Induction lighting information against the latest LED lighting information for all factory and warehouse lighting applications. Compare the light quality characteristics, compare the glare characteristics, compare the ability to handle heat and dust, compare the light distribution and compare the initial fixture pricing. Then you can make an informed decision on which form of lighting is best for your particular application.

Our Induction high bay lights come with a 2 year parts warranty, and can be expected to last as long as 100,000 hours operation without any maintenance or replacement. Our warehousing in Victoria allows fast and efficient supply to all areas of the Australian east coast.