So you have just bought a 200 thousand pound milking parlour, you are excited and looking forward to milking your cows in this state of the art machine,
You put the first unit on and think it’s a bit dark and gloomy it’s depressing.
People spend approximately a third of their day at work, so it’s not hard to imagine the importance of lighting in the workplace. The use of LED lighting is on the rise in homes and in the workplace.
The quality of lighting in a workplace can have a significant effect on productivity. With adequate lighting workers can work with fewer mistakes, which can lead to a 10-50 % increase in productivity. Good lighting can decrease errors by 30-60 % as well as decrease eye-strain and the headaches, nausea, and neck pain which often accompany eyestrain. Adequate lighting allows workers to concentrate better on their work which increases productivity.
The level of lighting that workers need varies depending on the nature of the task, the sharpness of the workers’ eyesight, and the environment in which the work is done. For example, detailed work, such as inspection, assembling of small parts or technical drawing, needs a great deal of light. Coarse work, on the other hand, such as loading or unloading materials, handling of materials or packaging, requires less light
Good lighting in the workplace promotes:
1. A reduced risk of occupational accidents and health problems;
2. Better concentration and accuracy in work;
3. A brighter, cleaner workplace resulting in a more active, cheerful environment;
4. improved work performance;
5. Better visibility, improved accuracy and increased work speed enhancing production.
In can be easy to improve lighting without increasing the number of light bulbs, light fixtures or the electric bill. Improved lighting can be achieved by using more daylight, by adding more roof lights in a new building.
Complement the wall covering in a CREAM colour to reflect light.
So what lighting is the best which over time can save you money and enhance productivity?
The high quality of LED lighting helps people be more aware of their surroundings at work, including little hazards that could cause someone to trip or fall. In addition to everyday risks, there can be sudden emergencies. Emergency exit signs are typically LEDs because of its clearness, brightness, and long lifespan. Those same attributes can translate to any workplace retrofitted with LED lighting. They are well-lit to ensure everyone’s safety.
LED lights require relatively low amounts of energy to power them. This can reduce lighting consumption by 55-90 percent. An LED light can typically last for up to 60,000 hours, which is considerably longer than incandescent and fluorescent lighting alternatives. This is not only better for your budget, but better for the environment too, by reducing carbon emissions. In addition, the disposal of phosphor and the particularly toxic mercury in the tubes is an environmental issue. They are not recyclable and eventually end up in landfills. LED lights do not contain any harmful chemicals and as a result are fully recyclable at the end of their life. The switch to energy-efficient LED lighting greatly reduces a company’s carbon footprint, showcasing the business as an example of environmental responsibility
LED lighting is proven to be more energy efficient and longer lasting than traditional fluorescent, high pressure sodium, or metal halide lighting. As a result, most manufacturing facilities are evaluating LED lighting upgrades to reduce energy and maintenance costs. These savings can be quantified by projecting wattage reductions and the cost of bulbs and labour to replace old fixtures as they burn out.
However, there are savings that are more difficult to quantify, but are extremely significant and can far outweigh the energy and maintenance savings associated with an LED upgrade. Consider how much profit could be realized if just a 1 percent increase in productivity could be gained with a brighter environment.
Today’s LED lighting color temperature is typically about 5000 Kelvins. This temperature is very similar to natural light.
Take the time to consider the above contact your electrician , A good installer will encourage you and work out a consumption and saving over many years helping you understand the benefits and reduction in cost , your milking machine is an investment of twenty years , don’t penny pinch on lights !
Beware ! some LED lighting due to frequency can affect Auto ID , Contact your installer !