By Pat LaFave – CFO, Evans Distribution Systems
We have seen LED lighting go mainstream in the past few years with LED fixtures available on everything from cars to household lighting. Now as reliability has improved and costs have come down LED lighting is making major inroads in the warehouse and distribution industry.
A warehouse full of metal halide lighting has several things going against it. Short bulb life, lousy quality of light, and high maintenance costs. LED lighting addresses all of those things with 50,000 hour bulb life and high quality lite. LED lighting is also able to be controlled by making each light visible on your company’s computer network.
It is also apparent that government and electric companies are getting on board, providing incentives for change out of inefficient lighting. They have realized investing a little up front they can save on building additional infrastructure.
Evans Distribution Systems recently updated their Melvindale headquarters with LED fixtures throughout the parking lot. Thirty five new LED fixtures replaced the older lighting fixtures. These lights are projected to reduce parking lot energy usage by 80 percent.
Here are some references for more information on LED lighting:
Commercial LED lighting