Project Description

Warehouse owners must take workplace safety in consideration when choosing a lighting option. A common sight in warehouses all over the world is the HID highbay fixture due to its low cost. MHID fixtures are legacy technology. Compared to newer lighting systems, HID fixtures consume more electricity and render colors poorly. While initially bright, the lumen output of HID lamps falls drastically within the first 50% of its operating life, leading to unacceptable lighting conditions.

GEI recommends replacing legacy HID systems with high output fluorescent T5 fixtures. These fixtures emit light linearly, which enables a more uniform light distribution when compared to the legacy circular fixtures. Additionally, the T5 systems have a superior color rendering index of 80, allowing for a more accurate representation of color. Uniform light distribution and color rendering makes all warehouse facilities more operational. By eliminating shadows, you increase awareness of the work area. Consistent lighting allows workers to monitor multiple areas, read labeling on stacked materials easily and prevents accidents caused by poor visibility. Furthermore, the light from HID’s can be glaring due the point source nature of the system. This problem is eliminated by using fluorescent that emit light evenly along the surface.

Induction systems are far more energy efficient than legacy metal halide systems. They are able to provide a superior quality of illumination while consuming 60% less energy, savings that are directly reflected on your utility costs. As well as providing superior lighting, GEI’s solution of using high-output energy efficient T5 fixtures can cut the energy consumption by lighting in half! Workplace safety is increased if you take into account that a failing HID fixture creates an unsafe, unlit area that must be replaced immediately. By contrast, if a single lamp fails in a T5 system, the companion lamps remain lit and an immediate replacement is not necessary.