Light does a lot more than illuminate a room in a home or workplace. Depending on the setting, lighting can improve productivity, efficiency and keep people safe.
There are three common types of lighting, and they are: ambient lighting, accent lighting and task lighting. Today, we’ll explore task lighting and their role in factories and warehouses.
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Why choose high-quality commercial lighting in a factory or warehouse?
The commercial lighting you inevitably choose for your warehouse or factory will play a big role in:
- Enabling your team to work efficiently
- Keeping everyone from your team, clients, visitors etc. safe
- Minimising workplace errors and accidents.
Bright lights and task lighting will work exceptionally well to reduce workplace accidents and tripping hazards.
Also, the mood, alertness and productivity of your staff is affected by the lighting you choose to illuminate your factory and warehouse. This is imperative for long days on your feet and carrying out somewhat and sometimes repetitive tasks.
Headaches, dizziness and poor mental health are also a potential downside of insufficient lighting. Try your best to alleviate these health issues in your workforce with optimal lighting.
The important questions to answer
High-quality, efficient lighting is one thing, but you should also think about emergency lighting, too.
Ask yourself these important questions:
- Does your factory/warehouse use aisle lighting in the event of a power outage?
- Is there corridor lighting?
- Are there properly lit equipment and storage cupboards?
- Does your business utilise a hardwired or battery system for your emergency exit lighting?
Not sure if you have, need or meet the above requirements? Talk to your commercial electrician today about obtaining and ensuring electrical compliance and safety at your factory or warehouse.
Lighting tips for your factory or warehouse
Consider the layout of your business
The layout of your factory or warehouse will ultimately determine where lights should and shouldn’t go. For example, lights should go in high-traffic, important areas whereas placement of lights that would encourage shadows should be avoided.
Talk to your commercial electrician about the best lighting design solutions.
Pick the best colour temperature
We’ve touched on mood, productivity and concentration – and a lot of this has to do with colour temperature. Choose lights with a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of above 85.
What are your work processes and stations?
Identify what tasks you and your team complete (and where) every day.
Finally, don’t forget to ask for energy-efficient, LED lighting to enhance your business now and in the long-term.
Wacomm are the Perth commercial electricians you can always rely on. We have the skillset and experience to achieve and maintain electrical efficiency in your workplace.
From the best light placement, bulbs and colour temperatures, to preventative maintenance and test and tags – you’re always in safe, capable hands.
Need installation of factory or warehouse lighting? Contact Wacomm today for reliable and experienced commercial electrical contractors to enhance the look, functionality and safety of your workplace.