Industrial light falls into one of two categories: outdoor commercial light and indoor commercial light. Many different fixture types and lamp types are manufactured to supply the many different industrial environments where these lights are needed.
Special photometric designs are also needed to ensure optimal luminance, energy efficiency, and maximum lamp life. The actual choice of equipment to implement these designs depends upon facility type, usage, and the age of the facility.
When all of these things are considered, it makes sense to work with RLLD as a vendor of photometric design and premium commercial lighting equipment. RLLD Commercial Lighting acts as a design firm, consulting firm, and retail vendor of premium-grade lighting equipment for factories, warehouses, office buildings, and government entities, just to name a few.
Our expert staff brings to the table well over 50 combined years of lighting design and supply experience. All support personnel are domestically based, and all of our equipment is made in the USA. We provide equipment made by the very best industrial light fixture manufacturers in the US and the world. We can configure an entire system from the ground up, supply all of the fixtures, accurately tally the total cost, and ship the equipment directly to the client’s location.
Once the equipment arrives, RLLD Commercial Lighting can also partner with electrical contractors if any they require any assistance with the installation of our equipment.
There are basic considerations that have to be taken into account when designing an outdoor lighting system or an indoor lighting system.
Outdoor industrial light must generate sufficient lighting levels for security and safe visibility. It must also shine with an appropriate color temperature that will properly compliment building architecture.
To design an indoor industrial light system, the design team begins by assessing the type of facility we are working in. If it is a new facility, it is helpful to know how tenants will be using the facility. If the building has been constructed with skylights, adjustments in the photometric design have to be made to compensate for the presence of natural lighting in the building.
If the client intends to install lighting control, we need to know if someone has already been contracted to install those controls, and what type of controls they are. If the client has not yet found a lighting control specialist, we will help them find a vendor in their area who can configure controls for the equipment we provide.
For older facilities, lighting design is approached from the standpoint of a retrofit. Ideally, the client should try to supply the team with as information as possible on current industrial light levels. A basic light meter operated by a local electrical or lighting company can read this data. It also helps us greatly if the client can provide us with blueprints of the building and any AutoCAD drawings of the original lighting system.
When it comes to quality, we aim to ensure that indoor industrial light will always provide employees with a feeling of safety in all parts of the building. There should be no dark spots in corridors or around corners where people may have to walk at night. In factories, task lights should be bright, but glare free.
In work environments, lights should also be optimized for comfort so employees can perform their tasks without straining their eyes.
To ensure energy efficiency, clients are urged to buy only American made fixtures that feature the latest technology. New technology, though often more costly on the front end of a purchase, is engineered to reduce a building’s carbon footprint by consistently using less electricity. Reduced power expenditures translate into savings that go directly back into an organization’s operations budget.