When making the switch to LED lighting, it can also involve a change in light fixtures. While the upfront cost can be more than expected, the efficiency and energy savings make it worth it in the long run. But with so many lighting fixtures available, choosing the right one might be overwhelming. There are 4 steps to follow to choose the light fixture designated for specific spaces.
Consider the Environment
The first step is to consider the space in which the LED lights will be used. Industrial environments need to have lighting that is safe, efficient, and works in high productivity areas. Other areas may require unique lighting situations. Consider such unique situations as potential voltage spikes, heavy vibrations in the working area, high ceilings, or hot mils. There are fixtures that are designed to withstand high heat, fixtures made for easy cleaning, fixtures that are made without glass, or fixtures that are explosion-proof. Consider the environment where LED fixtures are being installed to choose the best fit.
Choose Lighting Color
LED lights are available in different colors, from warm yellowish tones to cooler blue tones. The Kelvin temperature is what ultimately determines the light color. The higher the Kelvin measurement, the cooler the tone, while the lower it is, the warmer tone it will create. An LED supplier can help find the lighting color that will work best for your industrial or commercial space.
Choose a light fixture based on lumen output, not on wattage. With LED lighting, you are already getting lower wattage than other types of fixtures. But the lumen measures how much light is put out. A 600W LED fixture will easily replace a 2000W MH fixture, saving money on energy costs overall.
Pick Other Lighting Features
LED lights can be installed with other features such as dimmer switches or motion sensors. There are also different mounting options to consider for LED lighting styles. When installing LED lights, these other features can be installed as well. Simply contact US LED, tell us what you are looking for, and let us do the rest.