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At LED Lighting Supply we assist in lighting warehouses and indoor storage facilities across the globe. However we do also provide lights for manufacturing, automobile, and fabrication shops.


This fabrication shop contacted us at LED Lighting Supply to upgrade their facility. They wanted to go to energy efficient LED Low Bay Fixtures. Our Lighting Specialists utilized the lighting design software to provide an LED upgrade. These lights, per fixture, consumed 360 Watts less than 400 Watts metal halide lights with 60 Watts ballast draw. This is a 78% reduction in energy consumption which means increased energy savings. These LED fixtures provide better, brighter and more balanced lighting throughout the fabrication shop.

How Much Does Lighting Cost?

Converting to LED may not be as expensive as an online search may show but it can be overwhelming. A quick search can show hundreds of options and solutions, even for lighting an indoor space. On the web LED fixtures range anywhere from $200.00 to $1,000.00. Due to this it can be confusing to determine what’s a good quality fixture that’s right for the job. Here at LED Lighting Supply we have lighting specialists to help our customers. Together we navigate and choose the correct fixtures for the lighting needs.


Lighting a manufacturing facility such as a fabrication shop has a different set of challenges than lighting a warehouse or an indoor storage facility. Typically most fabrication shops require more foot candles than a warehouse or storage facility. This is due to the fact that these shops are typically handling more detailed and complex work. Because of this, this fabrication shop needed 76 foot candles.  Due to the low ceiling height and the foot candle requirement the MLLG-AL-LED-CANLB-100-50 was chosen.

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Fixture Used

Lumens: 12487
Watts: 100
Volts: 100V-277V
Lumens/Watt: 150                                         Replaces: 400 Watt Metal Halide
Life Hours: 100,000 (L70) hours


Energy Savings

While LED Lighting may already not be as expensive as an online search may show. It is also cost effective due to its energy savings. The chart to the right references the potential energy savings at various prices points. This chart shows the energy savings for the MLLG-AL-LED-CANLB-100-50 used in this project.

100 LED Watts replacing 400 Watts for 12 hrs/day 365 days/yr saving 1577 kw/year

Cost per kw/hr Saving per year for 12 fixtures
.10 $1,892.16
.11 $2,081.38
.12 $2,270.59
.13 $2,459.81
.14 $2,649.02
.15 $2,838.24
.16 $3,027.46

Lighting Plan

Once our Lighting Specialists have picked the best fixture options for the project, such as the MLLG-AL-LED-CANLB-100-50, they send the information over to our Product Specialists. Our Product Specialist takes the information and using our design software generates a lighting plan such as the one below. The lighting plans we create can be color coded and include a color legend to make viewing easier for the customer.


The formula for getting ideal lighting is a combination of the project objectives, the expert product selection, as well as the lighting design process. These together create astounding results and amazing lighting for our customers, like healthy living technology, as seen below.  In conclusion the upgrade to LED’s not only brightened up this Fabrication Shop it is also energy efficient, longer lasting, and can be cost effective with the right fixtures and the right professionals. Feel free to Contact Us if you would like to talk to us about your Fabrication Shop.

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About the Author

Neil Peterson is Chief Operating Officer at LED Lighting Supply. He has been active in the LED industry for over 10 years and is responsible for product planning and management as well as revenue and operations at LED Lighting Supply. Much of Neil’s time is focused on customer engagement for large commercial and industrial lighting requirements. When not working, he enjoys family time, camping, fishing, and sports..

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