Running a productive warehouse involves a lot of moving parts, but there’s one aspect that definitely shouldn’t be overlooked—lighting. Without proper lighting, a warehouse is less productive and not as safe. By working with a skilled electrical contractor and keeping these tips in mind, however, you can add excellent lighting to the warehouse and improve both the safety and workflow of the area.
How to Light a Warehouse
1. Carefully Plan the Layout
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to warehouse lighting. Different types of lights are made for specific purposes such as aisle lighting, larger floodlights, or safety lighting. While it’s impossible to plan for every change down the line, take the time to develop a warehouse layout that will work for the foreseeable future. With a solid plan, your electrical contractor can fit the specialized lighting into that layout without worrying about changing it soon after.
2. Consider Color
From a warm, almost-golden glow to stark white, lightbulbs come in many colors. But these bulbs do much more than bathe the warehouse in different shades. Certain colors can actually make it easier for workers to read labels and move around the warehouse. The Color Rendering Index (CRI) of any light indicates the bulb’s ability to shine natural colors. Work with your electrical contractor to choose bulbs with at least a CRI of 85 to ensure the warehouse environment is as safe and comfortable for the employees as possible.
3. Reduce Glare
Although LEDs are increasingly popular in work environments, the lights have a relatively narrow beam. This focused source increases the potential for dangerous glare if the light is bouncing off of a reflective surface into the eyes of warehouse workers. With the help of an experienced electrical contractor, however, the lights can be placed and directed in a way that minimizes glare and creates safe, effective lighting for the warehouse.
No matter what type of lighting you need in your warehouse, Service First Electrical and Plumbing in Texarkana, AR, is ready to help make it safe and effective. With more than 50 years of industry experience, the skilled electrical contracting company can expertly handle a wide range of projects, including commercial light, generator installation, panel repairs, and much more. Visit the website for more information on the services available, or call (870) 775-1035 to experience the company’s exceptional customer service.