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How bright will your data center be after you convert to LED Lighting? That’s a great question. No one wants to spend money on a data center lighting conversion project only to find out the indoor space isn’t bright enough. Or too bright. Or the light is poorly distributed. Saving money is one thing. Ending up with the right results is as important when upgrading to LED.

So, how can you make sure the light you choose will be the right choice? How many watts? How many lumens? What optics should you use? It’s hard to look at a cut sheet and determine that this is the perfect light for the job. And buying off the shelf products from big name eCommerce sites will often result in bad lighting. How can you upgrade your data center to LED without all the risk?


What is a Data Center Lighting Design?

Data Center Lighting Designs gives you a virtual representation of what the lighting could be. Using lighting software, it models the dimension of your room including:

ceiling, wall and floor reflectivity
natural light
existing light locations
perception of the current light (too bright, too dark, just right)
the existing fixtures

Using this information, we model  the interior space of your data center utilizing different light fixtures, configurations and optics. When we perform the modeling, we observe the light levels at the floor or desired work plane, and how well the light is distributed. We run several models with different fixtures, calculating what the best option and results will be for you.

Lighting calculations can model any option. If you have high ceilings, you may consider a lower angle optic to put the light on the ground and less on the walls. If you have lower ceilings, we would choose a fixture with greater beam distribution to level out the light levels across the entire areas.

Example: Data Center 100 ft long, 60 ft wide, 10 ft high with a goal of 40 foot candles



The photometric shows 7 rows of 11 27W LED 2X2 panel needed to achieve 40 fc with uniform light distribution.

Fixture Used

27W LED UFO High Bay (77 fixtures)

So by doing a simple lighting calculation, you can see what your space can look like before you even spend 1 dollar. We can assist you in determining the option with the best light distribution for your need.

We strongly believe that performing an interior lighting calculation before you purchase greatly reduces the risk of buying the wrong fixture.

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Last Updated: 08/31/2020
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