Lighting solutions for food and beverage processing
Massive quantities of energy are consumed in the industry to make sure that food is handled and stored safely as it travels from suppliers to consumers. The size of the facilities, the constant operation (24/7), the energy needs of the machinery, and frequently the cooling requirements for food safety are only a few factors contributing to these industries’ high energy consumption.
Reduced Energy Consumption
Installing modern LED lighting fixtures is one of the quickest and easiest solutions to cut energy usage in the food and beverage production sector. Occupancy sensors and controls are commonplace in contemporary LED lighting, ensuring that the lights are only turned on when necessary.
Companies can reduce their lighting energy usage over legacy systems like high-pressure sodium (HPS) and other high-intensity diode (HID) sources by as much as 80 to 90%. Although there are other factors to take into account, cost reductions are the main justification for the conversion. Customers are increasingly choosing to support companies that they believe support environmental preservation, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.
Made for Extreme Temperatures
Unlike other lighting types that do not function well in hot or cold conditions, LED lighting for food and beverage processing is made to perform well in severe temperatures. Additionally, LED lights don’t produce as much heat, which lowers the amount of cooling energy required to offset heat from light fixtures in cold storage and conventional production settings.
Decreased Maintenance Costs
When selecting lighting systems, maintenance is a crucial consideration as well. LED lighting is more enduring, so fixtures don’t need to be replaced as frequently, saving money on personnel, equipment, and time. Production lines are less frequently affected by lighting maintenance, which is another advantage.
Rated for Food Safety
Another top priority driving the switch to LED lighting in food and beverage manufacturing facilities is food safety. There are numerous LED fixtures that satisfy the established requirements for “food safe” illumination, according to documentation from and other certifying organizations.
Promote Employee Safety and Productivity
Light standards for worker safety and productivity are documented in addition to the rules for food safety. The foot candles are carefully calculated since more foot candles (brighter light) give workers more visibility, enabling them to complete their responsibilities more swiftly and easily. Additionally, LED lighting has a higher color rendering index (CRI), which lessens the color distortion of the items it illuminates. Superior CRI indicates that lighted objects and surfaces are more faithful to their natural color.
Although the obvious financial benefits are alluring, LED lighting is a wise investment since it also has ancillary advantages that cut operating costs by enhancing staff safety, boosting morale, and boosting productivity across the board for facility operations.
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