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At LED Lighting Supply we receive a variety of lighting request both indoors and outdoors. However one of the most consistent indoor plan requests we see is for warehouses.


LED Lighting Supply was approached by this warehouse to upgrade their lighting to energy efficient LED High Bay Linear Lights. Using the ceiling height we were able to upgrade their previous metal halides to energy efficient LED Fixtures.

As a result of our Lighting Specialists and lighting design software, we are able to provide an LED Upgrade to the 400 Watt Metal Halide High Bay Lights. These lights, per fixture, consumed 235 Watts less than the metal halide lights they replaced (including metal halide ballast draw) and provided better, brighter and balanced lighting throughout this busy warehouse.

How Much Does Lighting Cost?

Converting to LED may not be as expensive as an online search may show. A quick search can show lighting a large commercial space can cost $500,000 or more. That’s not always the case. Lighting any area indoor or outdoor depends on the fixtures needed and how much work goes into installing the lights. We at LED Lighting supply will supply the best fixture for the job but that’s not the end of the lighting journey. Do extra fixtures need to be installed? Is it a 1 to 1 replacement? Will the lights be in pre-existing locations or would you prefer our suggestion? All of these factors and more have an impact on the cost of lighting a space like this warehouse.


When Lighting a warehouse there are many things to consider to get to the right fixture. High Bay vs Low Bay,  Ceiling height, Foot Candles needed, and what is the warehouse for? A warehouse operated by all machines most likely needs less light than a warehouse operated by people. For this warehouse the optimal fixture was one of our high bay linear fixtures; the MLLG-LED-HBLIN2-165-50.

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Fixture Used

Lumens: 22440
Watts: 165
Volts: 100V-277V
Lumens/Watt: 136
Replaces: 400 Watt Metal Halide
Life Hours: 200,000 (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 price points. This chart specifically shows the energy savings for 81 of the MLLG-AL-LED-HBLIN5-165-50 used in this warehouse.

165 LED Watts replacing 400 Watts Metal Halide for 12 hours/day 365 days/year saving 1292 kw/year

Cost per kw/hr Saving per year for 81 fixtures
.10 $10,466.01
.11 $11,512.61
.12 $12,559.21
.13 $13,605.81
.14 $14,652.41
.15 $15,699.02
.16 $16,745.62

Lighting Plan

Once our Lighting Specialists have helped pinpoint the best fixture options for the project, such as the MLLG-AL-LED-HBLIN2-165-50. They send the information over to our Product Specialists. Our Product Specialist takes that information and using our design software generate a lighting plan such as the one below. The lighting plans we create can then be color coded and include a color legend to make viewing easier for the customer.

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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 the warehouse, as seen below.  In conclusion the upgrade to LED’s not only brightened up this warehouse. 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 warehouse.


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Cory Peterson is Director of Sales & Marketing at LED Lighting Supply where he focuses on improving customer experience and revenue operations. Cory writes about commercial & industrial lighting, along with topics important to contractors and facility managers. In his free time, Cory enjoys traveling, snorkeling, exercise and cooking.

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