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Frequently Asked Questions
If this is your first time purchasing LED Industrial Lights for a paper mill, we put together a list of common questions you might have before you buy. For more information on our pulp processing lighting, please contact us at (888) 423-3191. A dedicated lighting expert will help you find the best light for your needs.
General Information About Paper Mill Lighting
What Are The Best LED Lights for a Paper Mill?
There are many areas inside a paper mill. Some areas are dangerous, with constant sawdust and wood flyings suspended in the air at all times, or some of the time.
There are other explosive compositions used in the process of making paper. In this case, your best choice is either a Class 1 Division 1 Explosion Proof Fixture or a Class 1 Division 2 Explosion Proof Light. In areas where less dangerous activities occur, such as the warehousing of materials and final processed product, then standard LED High Bays are great lighting options.
For areas of high temperatures, high temperature LED Lighting is a good option over traditional light bulbs. These lights excel in efficiency and will require little if any maintenance. They will reduce your lighting costs over traditional light sources.
Can You Use LED Lights in a Paper Mill?
Yes, we have many Explosion Proof Lighting Solutions meant for use in paper mills and many rugged high bay options designed for the non-dangerous areas inside the plant. Outside the plant, we can provide parking lot LED Lights and LED Floodlights to light up large outdoor spaces.
Can I Use a Vapor-Proof Light in a Paper Mill?
Possibly. Vapor-proof light fixture keeps the outside environment from entering into the fixture. This gas or vapor could shorten the life of the fixture. But you should never use a vapor-proof light in an area that requires an explosion-proof light.
How Many Foot Candles do I need inside a Pulp and Paper Processing Mill?
This can range from process to process and room to room, but the general consensus is between 20 and 70-foot candles. While that seems like a large range, some areas need more light and other areas can get by with less light.
Can LED Lighting produce the foot candles I need to light up a Pulp and Paper Processing Facility?
The short answer is yes.
Many of our lights are designed to replace 250 Watts, 400 Watts, and 1000 Watt Metal Halide lights, 1 for 1. That means you don’t have to install 2 LED lights for every 1 metal halide light.
We offer LED Explosion Proof Lights specifically designed to replace 1000 Watts Metal Halide and have powerful High Bays for Paper Mills that can replace 2000 Watt Metal Halide. Not only can we replace it, but we can also make the place brighter.
Before You Buy: Paper Mill Lighting
Can I retrofit my existing fixtures with LED?
You can, we offer both LED Retrofit Solutions for Fluorescent Fixtures as well as Metal Halide / HPS fixtures. Converting the fixture over to LED is typically as easy as a bulb and ballast replacement, with a few extra minor steps.
What types of mounting options do your LED Lights have and will they replace my current lights within the pulp and paper mill?
We offer all of the standard fixture mounting options that you will find on most LED Lights and Old Style Lighting. This includes eye-hooks, pendant mounts, and chain wire mounts. Make sure you let us know the amount you need so we can match you up with the correct lighting option.
How can I see what your lights can do before I purchase them?
That’s easy, start with a lighting plan. Give us a scaled drawing, and we will model your facility inside our lighting software and produce a lighting plan. That way you can see how well our lights will perform, before you buy.
Do you offer high-voltage LED Solutions for a Paper Mill?
We do. The standard voltage ranges we offer are:
Not every fixture we have is available in high voltage, so let us know if you require a high-voltage light fixture.
Installation Information On Paper Mill Lighting
Is there anything hard or difficult to install in your LED pulp processing lighting?
Not at all, any qualified electrician can easily install or swap out your existing lights with ours. If you are installing LED explosion-proof lighting, the electrician should be qualified and experienced with the local codes to ensure everything is installed to code.