Factory LED Lighting
Frequently Asked Questions
We spoke to our customers to find out what questions they have when buying lights for factories and manufacturing facilities. If it’s your first time making a purchase with LED Lighting Supply, feel free to call us at (888) 423-3191 and a dedicated lighting expert will help you find the best light for your needs.
What Is Factory LED Lighting?
Factories are more demanding than normal commercial spaces. The lights needed must also match these areas. Factory lighting fixtures should be robust and impact resistant. Some factories might need high-temperature lighting, or need Explosion Proof Lighting installed in hazardous areas.
We offer Industrial Grade LED Fixtures for Factories and Manufacturing plants that are:
powerful with low energy consumption
robust, impact resistant
high temperature rated
explosion proof rated
Is It Better to Use High Bay or Low Bay Lighting in a Factory?
That depends on the ceiling height. If it’s anything below 20 feet, a low bay light will work better. A high bay in this space would be too bright. For high ceilings above 20 feet, High Bay Lights would be a better choice.
Is It Better to Use UFO or Linear Style Lighting in a Factory?
UFO fixtures are more robust, impact resistant, and better suited for industrial applications. UFOs are also waterproof. Some models can withstand ambient temperatures up to 140F. If the environment is dirty, we recommend an IP65-rated UFO fixture.
What Are the OSHA, ANSI, and IES Foot Candle Requirements for Factory Lighting?
Here are the OSHA requirements for a factory:
Offices and first-aid stations: 30 foot candles
General shops and construction plants: 10 foot candles
General construction areas, warehouses, walkways and corridors: 5 foot candles
Underground work areas: 5 foot candles
Waste areas, loading platforms, active storage areas, field maintenance areas: 3 foot candles
Here are the ANSI and IES requirements, for conversion to foot candles:
Areas not used for visual tasks: 10-20 foot candles
Areas used for large-scale visual tasks / high contrast requirements: 20-50 foot candles
Areas used for small-scale visual tasks / medium contrast: 50-100 foot candles
Spaces used for very small-scale visual tasks / low contrast: 100-200 foot candles
What type of LED Lighting System is the best solution for a factory or manufacturing plant?
There is no one best type of light, but there is the best light suited for your specific application. And that’s where we can help. We have been recommending lights for applications for 10+ years. And we will back up our recommendations by creating a free lighting design plan so you can see how well our lights will work in your factory or manufacturing application.
What Type of LED Lighting for Manufacturing Plants Should You Use?
There are many types of factory lights and LED fixtures you can use in a manufacturing plant. This depends on the environment and the type of work done. Powerful LED UFO High Bays and linear fixtures ensure that plants can be bright and well-lit. Even from tall ceiling heights.
High-Temperature LED Lights allow for lighting options in high ambient temperature environments. Explosion Proof Lights are the perfect choice for hazardous locations like paint and spray booths, refineries, chemical plants, and pulp and paper mills.
How can LED lighting be used to improve safety in a factory or manufacturing plant?
There are many reasons why LED Lighting can improve safety in a factory or manufacturing plant. Employees in the plant will notice improved visibility – which will help increase production as well. Here are a few others:
Bright Lighting: LED Lights are energy efficient, powerful fixtures, and can easily replace metal halide fixtures one for one.
High Quality Light: The quality of the light produced by LED (Color Rendering Index) is 70 or higher.
Maintains lumen output for a very long time: Unlike Metal Halide the loses 1/2 of it’s lumens at 1/2 life of the bulb, LED’s can maintain high lumen output for a very long time.
Long lifespan: No bulbs or ballasts to replace. At 12 hours a day, 365 days a year, many of our industrial LED Fixtures will run for 10+ years. These will lower your maintenance costs.
BEFORE YOU BUY
Are There Specific Requirements for Factory LED Lighting?
You first have to understand the lighting needs and requirements. And what are the physical requirements of the plant? Factories can be dirty, hot, and dusty environments. Understanding this will help us to suggest the best lighting solutions for you.
The Temperature in Our Steel Factory Can Get Up to 140 Degrees. Can Your Fixtures Withstand These Temperatures?
Yes, we have many high-temperature options. We have models that are capable of ambient temperatures up to 212F.
How Durable Are Your Factory Lighting Fixtures? Can They Withstand the Impact of Normal Factory Operations?
The rating for impact is IK. It’s a rating between 1 and 10, with 10 being the highest rating available. We have many fixtures that have IK10 ratings.
Is a 300 Watt LED Fixture Enough Light to Replace 1000 Watt Metal Halide Lights at 45 Feet?
Most likely, yes, but there are other factors that come into play as well. Fixture spacing is one of them. If you can provide us with a layout of your factory, along with light locations, we can create a lighting plan for you to make sure we meet your foot candle requirements.
Which Manufacturing Lighting Fixtures work best in a factory?
Do Your Factory Lights Have an Emergency Backup (EMB) Option?
You can equip some of our lights with EMBs, and some are external to the fixture. The fixtures need to be dimmable for this to work.
Is a Motion Sensor an Available Option?
Yes, it is. If this is something you need, we can find a fixture to that you can add motion sensors. Some of our fixtures come standard with them already attached.
What Mounting Options Are Available for Installing Lights in a Factory?
We can offer eye-hook, pendants, trunnions, and wire/chain mounts.
Can Light Fixtures Run 24/7 in a Factory? Do They Need to Turn off to Rest?
You can operate them 24/7 if that’s what you need. Let us know if that’s a need and we can find the best fixture for your application.
Our factory is a very dusty environment. Will this impact the light fixtures’ performance?
The dust may impede the light if dust is allowed to collect on the lens. We recommend cleaning the lens and fixture to make sure it is operating properly.
We have software in place for our factory’s lighting. Can I use your fixtures with controls?
They do. Many of our factory lights are dimmable. And can attach to external hardware controls that control the function of the light.
What Are the Ideal Lighting Levels for a Manufacturing Plant?
Every space and need is different. Our lights can accommodate your needs. And our free lighting plan services will help you find the right industrial factory lighting to meet your needs.
What are your most popular factory light fixtures?
Do you have high-power LED Factory Lighting?
We do. We offer a 450 Watt and 600 Watt UFO High Bay that produces 72000 and 96000 lumens.
How Do You Test Emergency Lighting in a Factory?
The best way to do this is to turn off the power at the panel. This should trigger the EMBs to turn the lights on and run off battery power. Some of our EMB units also come with a test button.
If a Fixture Fails in Our Factory, How Do We Get It Fixed? What Is the Warranty?
Most of our lights have a 5-year warranty, and if it fails, you call us. The same salesperson who you worked with will help you get your lights fixed.
Are These Factory LED Lighting Fixtures Eligible for Rebates After Installation?
Many of our lights are eligible for rebates. Make sure you discuss this with your utility company. Some of them need the rebate process to start before you buy or install the lights.