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Frequently Asked Questions

If this is your first time purchasing LED Industrial Lighting for a sawmill, we put together a list of common questions you might have before you buy. For more information on our sawmill lighting, please contact us at (888) 423-3191. A dedicated lighting expert will help you find the best light for your needs.


What Are The Best LED Lighting Fixtures for a Saw Mill?

There are many areas inside a sawmill. Some areas are dangerous, with constant saw dust being produced as the large blades process the logs and timber. 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 other areas where sawdust is not common, like storage areas, then standard LED High Bays are great lighting options. For hot areas, high-temperature LED Fixtures are an option.

Can You Use LED Lights in a Paper Mill?

Yes, we have many Explosion Proof Lighting Solutions designed for use in sawmills. Our lights are industrial-grade rated for tough environments. We have high-impact rated UFO High Bays and High Temperature LED High Bays and Floods for high-temperature areas. Outside the sawmill, we can provide parking lot LED Lights and LED Floodlights to light up large outdoor spaces.

Can We Use a Vapor Proof Lighting in a Saw Mill?

Maybe. Vapor-proof light fixtures are sealed to keep the outside environment from entering the fixture. This gas or vapor would shorten the life of normal fixtures. You should never use a vapor-proof light in an area that requires an explosion-proof light.

How Many Foot Candles do we need inside a Saw Mill?

This can range from process to process and room to room, but the general consensus is between 30 and 50-foot candles. Some areas where wood is graded require a lot of light. Other areas, such as storage and warehousing, can get by with as little as 30.

Can LED Lighting produce the foot candles I need to light up a Pulp and Paper Processing Facility?

Yes, it can. It all starts with a lighting plan that uses your scaled drawings. And then understand your foot candle requirements for those areas.

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.


Can I retrofit my existing Saw Mill Fixtures with LED Retrofits?

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. A qualified electrician would have no problem retrofitting an existing fixture.

What types of mounting options do your LED Lights come with?

We offer many of the standard fixture mounting options that you are familiar with inside a sawmill. This includes eye-hooks, pendant mounts, and chain wire mounts. Let us know the amount you need in your sawmill so we can match you up with the correct lighting option.

How do we know your lights will work before we purchase them?

That’s easy, start with a sawmill lighting plan. Give us a scaled drawing of your sawmill, and we will model your facility inside our specialized lighting software and produce a lighting plan. That way you can see how well our lights will perform before you buy.

Do you offer LED high-voltage Solutions for a Saw 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.


Is there anything hard or difficult to install your LED Lights in a Saw Mill?

Not at all. Any qualified electrician can easily install or swap out your existing lights with ours. If you are installing LED explosion-proof lights, make sure you use a qualified electrician that has experience with the local codes to ensure everything is installed to code.