Warehouse Lighting Controls

What do lighting controls do?

Lighting controls are used to further enhance the efficiency of LED warehouse lighting. They instruct the LED fitting to switch off or to dim down when the lighting sensor detects there is no need to be on or at full strength.

Lighting controls can detect whether warehouse space requires a particular level of lighting. They use a range of sensors such as motion or daylight sensors. Motion sensors identify whether a warehouse space is occupied and will increase or decrease the lighting levels depending on whether a space is in use. Daylight sensors measure the level of daylight reaching the warehouse and instructs the light fitting to provide the additional light required to meet the desired lighting (lux) level.

LED Lighting controls enable warehouses to further reduce lighting running costs on top of the up to 80% savings they make as stand-alone fittings. This eliminates wasted output whilst maintaining the required lighting levels where needed.

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LED Warehouse Lighting Controls

Motion Sensors

Motion sensors measure occupancy levels of a section of a warehouse.

More specifically, presence detection sensors identify movement. When movement is detected within the range of the sensor, it will instruct the LED fitting to turn on. When the space has been vacated the sensor will instruct the fitting to switch off.

This works well in low occupancy warehouses where, in the main, lighting is not required. However, when a staff member collects items from the wracking, sensors will detect their presence and illuminate their path. The warehouse lighting will once again shut down when they have left.

Daylight Sensors

Light sensors measure the levels of daylight penetrating the warehouse. The sensor registers this reading (lux level) and instructs the dimmable LED fitting to provide the additional amount of light to meet the facility’s required lux level.

They work well in highly occupied areas of warehouses which have access to natural daylight. For example, a warehouse with sky lights would be recommended to install LED lighting with light sensors. High occupancy areas such as loading bays require an optimum lighting level. The sensor measures the ambient light and instructs the LED fitting to provide a further amount of light from the LED fitting to provide the required lighting (lux) level.

In Conclusion 

Regardless of how efficient an LED fitting is; you can obtain further substantial savings with LED lighting sensors. It enables you to make further savings on; running costs, carbon emissions and product lifespans without compromising lighting quality.


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