Industrial lighting systems are changing fast, welcoming a new age of better quality light sources. Ensuring proper lighting is a job that entails taking several building design and layout factors into account, but when achieved can improve operational efficiency tremendously and increase productivity of workers greatly.
You need the help of a professional electrical contractor to ensure that you have a proper lighting system at your industrial building. Here are some of the things they will regulate to achieve high quality, safe and efficient lighting.
Having too much glare at the work space can lead to visual discomfort and poor visual performance. The excessive glare can come from a direct light source or indirectly from light rays bouncing off walls, floors and other surfaces within your industrial building. When an employee experiences disturbing glare because the lighting within the area of view surpasses the level to which his or her eyes are adapted to, they won't be able to work productively.
An experienced electrician will help keep your lighting at a safe level. They can install photo sensors, daylight controls, photocells, etc. to help control the amount of glare produced, depending on variations in light emissions.
Just like excessive glare, shadowy conditions can also impede visual performance in industrial settings. If lighting fixtures are installed on high ceilings that absorb most of the light before they can reach your employees' work stations, then operational inefficiencies may arise. A professional electrician can take steps to efficiently illuminate areas where light sources casts shadowy light. For instance, they can upgrade your manually operated light fixtures to wireless systems, thus allowing you to adjust the amount of light coming from difficult-to-reach areas such as high ceilings.
Different industrial lighting sources provide light of different colour precision. Bad colour quality can decrease object contrast, making it hard to carry out some jobs properly. Accurate colour luminance is vital to ensuring good industrial lighting system. It can make it a lot easier and faster to inspect products for possible defects.
What is more, the ability to identify different colours correctly facilitates accurate identification of safety colours used to warn industrial staff of possible danger zones. An electrical contractor can install light fixtures that will provide a suitable colour quality for your industrial operations. They can install lighting fixtures with excellent colour quality such as LED lighting strips to ensure colours are illuminated correctly.