Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder offers high-quality solutions that result in reduced energy and maintenance costs while ensuring safety and comfort.
As the average yearly energy bill continues to rise, owners, operators and managers of industrial facilities need to cut costs and improve employee productivity.
BEKA Schréder’s light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions enables employers to transform their lighting from a necessary expense to a strategic asset by reducing energy and operating costs considerably.
The company explains that, while many different tasks may be taking place under one roof, such as picking, packaging and shipping, it has the ideal lighting solution to drive significant cost-reduction through energy and maintenance savings.
BEKA Schréder’s LED luminaires offer a low watt per square metre to provide the right light output, no more no less, with a reduced number of fixtures.
Built with corrosion-resistant materials, the luminaires are resilient to dust, humidity and water delivering high performance over time.
Its in-house lighting design team can assist to ensure an optimised lighting solution for the area to be illuminated, the company states.
Combined with control systems, the luminaires offer scheduling and dimming with customised reporting to enable the employer to track and monitor energy consumption throughout the entire facility.
Sensors ensure that there is only lighting in the spaces in active use for maximum efficiency and sustainable operations.
The company notes that, in busy working environments, all employees, from delivery drivers to warehouse operatives, need quality lighting to work safely and accurately operate machinery. The quicker and easier it is to see a hazard, the more easily it is avoided.
The lighting must not cause glare or flicker that could initiate headaches and eventually sick building syndrome or cause employees to misjudge situations and provoke accidents.
Equally, traditional discharge lamps can have a colour rendering index of less than 50, which makes it difficult for employees to discern colours and writing.
BEKA Schréder’s LED luminaires boast a colour rendering index of up to 80 or more, providing a much more natural colour, similar to natural daylight, for a better perception.
Its lighting solutions respect good practices and comply with local and international regulations to provide the required lighting levels to ensure the health and safety of all employees, the company states.
Research has shown that light plays an important role in employee wellbeing, satisfaction and retention in any workplace.
Poor lighting, especially yellow or orange light from traditional discharge lamps can cause eyestrain, blurred vision and headaches.
This can result in a significant cost to the business in the form of time-off injuries, absenteeism and reduced productivity.
Well-illuminated, glare-free LED lighting can make employees more alert and improves concentration levels, which leads to happier, safer employees and fewer errors.
BEKA Schréder customers enjoy an average payback period of less than three years with luminaires that last more than ten years. The significant reduction in energy and maintenance costs results in savings that enhance profitability.
The addition of control systems with sensors, which can seamlessly integrate with existing building management systems, further enhances the total cost of ownership for its lighting solutions, the company concludes.