Industrial lighting fixtures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each designed for a specific purpose. Some fixtures are used to provide general illumination, while others are used for more specialized purposes, such as task lighting or accent lighting.
With so many different types of fixtures available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your needs. If you need help with the selection or installation of illumination at your manufacturing or industrial facility, reach out to the experienced electricians at J&S Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Five of the most common types of industrial lighting fixtures include:
Fluorescent Light Fixtures – Fluorescent light fixtures produce artificial lighting using fluorescent gas. These fixtures work well in office and industrial settings because they are efficient and have a long lifespan. Here’s how they work. Fluorescent lights use an electrical current to ionize gas inside the bulb. This process emits ultraviolet light, which then interacts with the phosphorous coating on the inside of the bulb to create visible light.
We install these and other lighting solutions for new construction too. Contact us for help with your general contracting or subcontracting electrical projects.
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Light Fixtures – Have you ever driven through commercial or industrial areas and noticed how some businesses seem to glow while others are mostly dark? The difference is often due to the type of light fixtures used. Traditional incandescent bulbs emit a soft, yellow light, while high-intensity discharge (HID) light fixtures produce a much brighter, whiter light.
HID lights are often used in commercial and industrial settings. There are several advantages of using HID lights, including energy efficiency and a long-life span. However, these lights typically cost more to buy and install.
Incandescent Light Fixtures – Incandescent lights consist of a lamp that generates light using a wire filament heated to a high temperature by an electric current flowing through it. The heat produces a fair amount of infrared radiation in addition to visible light. Early lamps used carbonized paper or bamboo filaments, while modern lamps use tungsten.
By controlling the amount of current passing through the filament, you can adjust the intensity of the light it emits. Low efficiency is a major disadvantage of incandescent light, and only about 10%–30% of the power converts into visible light. As a result, incandescent bulbs are being phased out in many countries in favor of more energy-efficient lighting options, such as compact fluorescent lamps and LEDs.
LED Light Fixtures – In recent years, LED lighting has become increasingly popular as a more energy-efficient alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. LED light fixtures are now commonly used in commercial settings.
Compared to incandescent bulbs, LEDs use less energy and generate less heat. They also have a longer lifespan, which means they need to be replaced less often. In addition, LEDs produce a brighter, more natural light that is easier on the eyes.
Metal Halide Light Fixtures – A metal halide light fixture is a type of electrical light that uses a metal halide bulb. These bulbs are filled with a mix of gases and metals, which produce a bright white light when electrically charged. Metal halide light fixtures are commonly used in industrial settings, as they produce a high level of illumination. In addition to producing a bright light, metal halide bulbs also have a long lifespan, making them a cost-effective option over time.
If you need lighting fixtures installed, call J & S Electrical Contractors. We also offer repair and maintenance services, so you can keep your lighting fixtures working well at all times.
Our team of electricians is highly trained and experienced, so you can rest assured your lighting fixture installation will be done correctly. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!
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