The last 30 years have witnessed Luxonic evolve into the UK's elite designer of lighting solutions. Excelling in large retail and warehouse lighting, our previous customers include Associated British Ports, Amazon, The Hut Group, ASDA, Tesco and Pets at Home.
Our outstanding warehouse lighting products have enabled us to save Associated British Ports' Port of Hull 96% of energy costs and achieve savings of £2.9m per year for Pets at Home.
There are currently several ways to finance a lighting project, such as via the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme (tax relief) or various grants such as LOCASE, which can potentially provide a grant of up to £20,000 if their criteria is met. Financing a warehouse lighting project
How to Light a Warehouse
There are several mistakes that companies make when they think about, plan, design and install warehouse lighting. The simple, yet biggest mistake made is taking the attitude that since warehouse lighting is merely a utility, the best course of action is to “spend as little as possible on warehouse lights.”
The wrong type of light fitting can cost considerably more to operate and can provide incorrect type of lighting for the intended use. Insufficient illumination or indeed too much can result in poor performance from warehouse staff and can also result in accident or injury.
Warehouse Lighting Design
Lighting design is critical in order to achieve a correctly lit, energy efficient and productive warehouse. Staff need to be able to easily and clearly see the label on a box, while it is dangerous for a forklift driver to feel the effects of light glare when operating their machine.
To create an accurate and efficient lighting design requires the designer to know the building, to know what light levels and type of lighting is required in which areas. It is also essential to conduct a study of how the warehouse will be operated.
For example, will it operate 24 hours per day? Will all areas of the warehouse be constantly in use, or can some lights be dimmed or switched off until staff enter the area?
Is there any natural daylight available? If so, light sensors of different types can allow a business to use this free resource when it is available and only switch on light fittings when required. See our lighting controls page.
The Hut Group warehouse building.
Energy Saving Warehouse Lighting
All warehouse lighting is not the same. For example, the difference between 250W-400W metal halide warehouse lights and Luxonic’s Hi-Max luminaire with wireless lighting controls at Port of Hull was a customer verified 96% energy cost saving. This is a year in, year out, annual saving.
See the case study.
The lighting industry has in recent times been swamped with LED luminaire imports, manufactured in China with cheap components. There are several lighting firms which are widely believed to be UK companies but have in fact been recently purchased by foreign businesses.
Luxonic’s warehouse lights are made in Britain with high quality components and manufactured to British standards. Our products incorporate the latest technology. As a company we embrace sustainability and our products are a real force in energy saving.
See our “How to achieve the best energy cost savings” guide.
The Hi-Max luminaire - Proven Outstanding Performance.