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Why Should Warehouses Use T8 Lighting?

Posted by The Ruthvens on January 10, 2015
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The type of lighting used in commercial warehouses is highly critical because it affects so many different operations components. It’s not just a matter of “lights on” or “lights off”, especially when you take into account the amount of energy that commercial buildings consume each year. Electric lighting devours almost 40% of all the energy consumed by industry.

The various lighting specifications in a warehouse building – energy source, lamp quantity, installation method, bulb type, and frequency of usage – collectively determine the overall quality of lighting in the space. Thus, when all of those factors are taken into consideration, commercial businesses stand to benefit in the following ways:

  1. Cost Cutting
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. Increased Safety
  4. Maximized Productivity
  5. Sustainability

In order for tenants to reap the most reward from their Ruthvens warehouse, our facilities operate under a high-performance T8 fluorescent lighting system. If you’re not familiar with the difference kinds of fluorescents, or why T8 bulbs are the best, here’s what you need to know:

  • T8 fluorescent lights are commonly used for commercial purposes as opposed to residential.
  • The name T8 refers to the diameter of the fluorescent lamp tube, which measures 1 inch (8 eighths).
  • T8 tubes are better than T12’s because narrower fluorescent bulbs are more energy-efficient.
  • The more bulbs that are installed in a commercial building, the more savings are accrued.
  • T8’s emit optimal amounts of brightness, which creates a positive workforce environment and higher productivity levels.
  • The quality and quantity of light produced by T8 lamps make commercial warehouses safer, thus minimizing the risk of accidents and injuries.
  • T8 lighting allows tenants to save on monthly utility bills.
  • The temperature of T8 lamps does not get especially high, and the bulbs do not produce UV radiation.
  • T8 lights have a long lifespan, consume less energy.

In addition to offering our tenants high-performance energy-efficient T8 lighting, Ruthvens warehouse interior walls are also purposely painted a neutral shade. This provides optimal brightness inside the commercial space that does not counteract with any natural or artificial sources of light.

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