Warehousing works on very tight budgets to keep costs down and volumes up.
Frequently warehouses have low levels of staff yet massive areas for storage.
Racking is often changed and modified to allow new products or increase capacity.
These changes often mean that if you have Metal Halide lighting you could be placing new racking underneath it possibly creating a fire Risk.
Metal Halide Bulbs actually operate at over 1000 degrees Centigrade, that’s hot enough to heat up packaging to possibly self-ignition temperatures if it’s close enough.
After recharging of the Fork Lift Chargers, Lighting is one of the biggest users of Energy.
The main reason for this is that they are a constant load often operating 24/4 in some cases.
Relocating the lighting to compensate for Racking Changes will open the opportunity to change to smart High Efficiency LED lighting with Sensors to detect Occupancy and Daylight Harvesting.
With these methods Lighting levels can be more focused and the energy saving can as high as 90%!
This means that payback for the capital expense could be a little as 24 months from the energy saving and Carbon Footprint Reduction.
Organisations with ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 need to reduce their Carbon Footprint for the Scoping 2 standards, therefore redesign of the lighting with high efficiency sensor lighting provides the best solution and value.
This post was written by Paul Young