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Warehouse Lighting Design Calculator

Looking to calculate the number of fixtures you need? We’re here for you.

We’ve helped thousands of businesses with their warehouse lighting requirements. Based on our experience, here’s what you need to know and how we can help you.

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What Is a Warehouse Lighting Design Calculator?

A warehouse lighting design calculator is a simple tool designed to give you an estimate on how many fixtures you might need. It is a good tool for budgetary needs, but should never be used in place of a proper warehouse lighting design.

What Is Warehouse Lighting Design?

A warehouse lighting design uses sophisticated lighting design software to model warehouse spaces and calculates number of fixtures, fixture locations, fixture spacing, light levels on either the floor or a specified work plane height and light balance. The latter is just as important as light levels. Creating a lighting solution that is not only bright but balanced is the difference between noticing how good the light is and noticing how bad it is.

We offer lighting designs for free for our commercial and industrial clients, electricians, electrical contractors and escos.

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What Are the Recommended Lighting Levels for a Warehouse?

The recommended levels vary depending on the customer’s needs and the purpose of the warehouse space. We have created light plans for warehouses averaging 20 foot candles to 70 foot candles.

How Many Foot Candles Is Ideal for a Warehouse?

A good starting point, for warehouses primarily used for storage, is around 30 foot candles. If the warehouse space is used for assembly or manufacturing, then more is needed. For non-detail work, 40 to 50 foot candles are a good target. For detailed assembly tasks, 60 to 70 foot candles are optimal.


What Is the Ideal Warehouse Lighting Layout?

There is no ideal layout, but typical layouts are very symmetrical in terms of columns and rows of lights used. The amount of lights needed, spacing and power needed depends completely on the warehouse space and lighting requirements.

What’s the Difference Between a Warehouse Lighting Design Calculator and a Warehouse Lighting Plan?

Use a calculator if:

You are looking for a free, online tool to quickly calculate the number of fixtures you need;
You want quick, simple and immediate results;
You are looking for a count of fixtures based on a specific budget;
You need a rough estimate on quantity and layout / configuration does not matter;
There is no requirement to include specific light balance and shadows in your documentation.

Use a lighting plan if:

You would like a professional lighting engineer to review your requirements;
You need a calculated lighting plan that shows foot candle readings;
You need to see how balanced the light levels are, and you care about reducing shadows;
You want to show aiming angles, and light positions in scale with your indoor or outdoor area;
You need professional assurance that the lights you purchase will be the right choice.

Warehouse Lighting Design Calculator


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