1. Brightness (Lux) Level Standard
How to properly light up a factory? What are the lighting standards? The main working area needs around 500 lux for production line.
Higher the lux value, brighter the illumination. If the manufacturing process involves assemble of delicate parts, we would recommend
600 to 1000 lux,which is much more demanding. The below table shows the summary of recommended brightness lux level for different areas inside factory.
|Area inside Factory||Industrial Lighting Lux Level Standard Suggestion|
|Factory Aisle||50 to 100 lux|
|Goods Storage||150 to 300 lux|
|Office||200 to 300 lux|
|Production Line (General)||500 to 750 lux|
|Quality Control||600 to 900 lux|
|Precise Mechanical Works||600 to 1000 lux|
2. Power Requirement of LED Factory Lighting
After knowing the lighting and photometric requirement, how can we implement it? We will select the appropriate power according to its area.
For a 1000 square meter environment, we need 200 x 1000 = 200,000 lumen (light output of LED lights), then we have 200000 / 140 = 1430 watt.
Here is it – we approximately need 1500 watt LED lights per 1000 meter square field. Since it is the preliminary calculation, please feel free to
contact our lighting designer for in-depth photometric lighting plan.
3. Lighting that Resists Extreme Temperature
b) High Temperature LED Lights for Factory
For high ambient temperature setting, we need to ensure proper heat sink inside the lights because the prolonged heat accumulation will cause the damage
of the factory lights. To handle this condition, we use the LED chips having ultra-high lighting efficiency of 170 lm/W; and thus reduce the power consumption.
Besides, the effective thermal management system reduces the heat resistance by 80%. The heat accumulation inside the lights are reduced and thus protect
the luminaires. The below video demonstrates our LED lighting can work inside the 100°C boiling water.
Better High Bay Factory Lighting System
1. Color Rendering Index
Our high bay LED lighting system for factory has high CRI of 80 to 90, which means we can accurately see the real color of the objects. The importance is that
we will need to inspect the finished goods, especially for the paint manufacturing plant or other products that requires accurate color.
The traditional lighting system such as fluorescent and metal halide lights, they have a relatively low CRI from 50 to 65, and thus there is significant deviation
on colors under these kinds of lights.
2. Running Cost & Lamp Cost of Factory Lighting
The power required increases with the height of the ceiling. Sometimes we will use up to 1000 to 5000W LED high bay lights (10000 to 50000W
halogen equivalent). Having an energy-saving and long-lasting lighting system saves you tones of electricity and future lamp replacement cost.
How much does it cost to run the factory lights? For instance, we need 5000W LED inside a specific area, says warehouse, the running
cost on lighting = 5000W x 24 hours x $0.12 / 1000 = $14.4 daily, and $423 monthly. If you existing factory lighting system is using halogen
or incandescent, the daily operating cost = $144 and monthly $4230. We can see there is a huge saving after replacing to LED.
Depending on the brands, size, lux level and types of lighting, the factory lamp cost is approx. $3000 to $20000. By contacting our sales
representative, we can help establish the accurate cost of your lighting project. Please feel free to approach us for free lighting design.
Another paramount factor is the maintenance cost of the lights. If you are using metal halide, mercury vapor or other HID lighting solution, you will
probably need to replace the lamps very frequently, says yearly. It is because the lumen depreciation is very high for these traditional lighting solutions.
Nevertheless, our LED has 80,000 hours life span. It lasts for approx. 10 years for 24/7 operation, or 27.4 years if you turn them on for 8 hours per day;
hence, you can save a lot of lamp replacement cost as well as the labor cost on installation.
Factory Lighting Guide
Due to the variety of factories and businesses, in order to pursue productivity and safety, and to achieve the most suitable production environment,
there are different lighting methods and design.
1. Drawback of non-LED Lighting
The common task of factory lighting is to improve productivity; however, it is very difficult for some types of light source to achieve it. When a gas discharge lamp
such as fluorescent is used, strobing may occur. Besides, the conventional incandescent or halogen light bulbs use up to 90% energy to heat the filament, and
then emit light as the side-product. Eventually majority of energy is wasted. Since the filament becomes thinner and thinner due to the high working temperature,
they will easily go off, perhaps you will need to replace these lights every few months, which is costly and time-consuming especially these high bay lights are
installed to the high ceiling inside factory.
2. Clean Room Lighting
There are two types of clean room, namely industrial and medical. The former is to avoid the dust entering the production line, and thus ensure the product quality,
while the latter one is to prevent microorganism and bacteria from entering the operation room or ward.
The lighting for factory clean room should have the following characteristics:
a) smooth surface of the lights and the dust does not accumulate
b) the lamp body should not generate static electricity
c) dust-proof sealing on the luminaires
d) waterproof – since the cleaning room should be cleaned regularly, the lamp should be waterproof as well.
3. Lighting for Inspection of Goods
Although many manufacturing procedures are automated, we still need to inspect the product defects with naked eye. The illumination must be suitable for
checking the scratch, color, texture and other characteristics of the object. High CRI, uniform and glare-free LED lighting is vitally important.
We deliver high quality LED High Bay, brief features as below.
Orea UFO LED High Bay Selling points:
even light and no dark shadows
Design of isolation between radiator & driver
3. Ultra integrated design with competitive price
4. Easy spray rinse cleaning & corrosion-resist,coating for harsh chemical environments
Warranty: 5 years full time using