How to Change a Warehouse Light Bulb in a Ceiling That Is Very High
A common concern faced by warehouse managers and owners is the safe maintenance of high-ceiling lighting fixtures. Traditional metal halide and fluorescent bulbs have limited lifespans. This leads to frequent maintenance, including the need for scaffolding, the inconvenience of accessing hard-to-reach places, and the cost of labor to assemble/disassemble scaffolding and make the replacements.
There is, however, one neat trick that minimizes these light bulb changes for good:
Upgrade your warehouse building—all of it, all at once—to LED technology. Not only will this significantly reduce the frequency of these high-ceiling lighting maintenance tasks; it would save your company real money on energy costs as well. Read on to see just how much money you stand to save.
Why LED Lighting Solves Your High-Ceiling Light Bulb Problem
LED lights have a considerably longer lifespan than traditional metal halide and fluorescent lamps. On average, an LED light can last up to 50,000 hours, or more, while metal halide and fluorescent lamps typically die out after 15,000-20,000 and 10,000-15,000 hours, respectively. By switching to LED lights, you will drastically reduce the number of times lamps need to be replaced, meaning fewer trips up to the high ceiling.
LED lights consume significantly less energy than metal halide and fluorescent lamps—50% to 80% less energy, in fact. This reduces your warehouse's overall energy consumption, saving on utility costs. How much in savings?
If you replaced just twenty 400W metal halide lamps with 150W LED lights in a 3-shift warehouse, you would save about $26,000 on your energy bill over the next five years, at the average commercial electricity rate for the U.S. These savings add up to more—sometimes significantly more—if you're in a high-energy-cost state. For instance, at California's average commercial electricity rate of 22.78 cents/kWh, the energy saved would amount to nearly $50,000. In Hawaii, you'd be looking at more than $93,000 in energy savings.
Another great feature of LED lighting is that it generates less heat. This helps lower the overall temperature in your warehouse. Lessening the load on your facility's air condition further contributes to energy savings.
Improved Light Quality
LED lights provide uniform illumination, reducing dark spots and improving visibility in your warehouse. This enhanced lighting quality can contribute to a safer and more productive work environment for your employees.
LED lights are free from harmful substances like mercury, which is present in fluorescent lamps. This makes LED lighting a more environmentally friendly choice for your warehouse. Moreover, their longer lifespan means fewer bulbs end up in landfills, reducing waste.
The Benefits of Changing All Your Warehouse Lights at Once
By choosing to replace all your warehouse lights with LED fixtures at once, you can reap several rewards.
1. Cost Savings
Not only do the long-term savings in energy and maintenance costs make it a worthwhile investment, but your lighting upgrade may qualify for valuable incentives offered by your utility provider. In some areas, this can take the cost of new lighting down to as low as $1/fixture plus sales tax.
Replacing all your lights at once also allows you to take advantage of bulk discounts and professional installation deals, further reducing costs.
2. Consistent Lighting Quality
Upgrading all your warehouse lights at the same time ensures a consistent quality of light throughout your facility. This helps to eliminate any discrepancies in brightness and color temperature that might occur when the lights are replaced one by one.
3. Minimized Disruption
Changing all your warehouse lights at once reduces the overall disruption to your operations. Instead of frequently interrupting work to replace individual burned-out bulbs, you can schedule a single installation process and minimize downtime.
Upgrading your warehouse lighting to LED technology is a smart investment that offers tangible benefits. And by changing over all your lights at once, you can save time and money while improving the overall lighting quality, energy efficiency, and environmental impact of your warehouse.
This Is How to Safely Change Warehouse Lights in High Ceilings
Say goodbye to the hassles of frequent high-ceiling lighting maintenance and embrace the advantages of LED lighting. Shop high bay LED lighting today—and make sure to request a quote on bulk pricing if you're replacing ten or more lights. Take advantage of the benefits of doing your whole warehouse at once.If you need more information before you choose your lighting, get in touch with our team for a high bay lighting layout plan, a lighting energy audit, to find out what energy efficiency incentives you may qualify for, or to ask any questions you have about warehouse lighting.