How LED Industrial Lighting Helps Meet Safety Standards

May 29, 2023

Looking for the right industrial lighting fixtures for your warehouse or factory? Curious about how TCP lighting can level up your business with brilliance and efficiency? Confused about the many industrial lighting LED options out there?

The pros at TCP know a thing or two about industrial lighting products — because we’re a lighting manufacturer with control over the entire production process, from designing our LED drivers to developing our own patented chips to assembling lamps and fixtures in our U.S.-based facilities.

Let our decades of experience as both a top-quality light maker and a manufacturing business owner lead you through your options for the best LED factory lighting. We’ve put together this guide to help you determine which LED lights are appropriate for your facility. We also touch on manufacturing lighting standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Read on for insight and inspiration that will elevate your team’s health, safety and productivity with various lighting levels for manufacturing and warehouse environments.

Benefits of LED Lighting in Industrial Settings

You’ve probably already heard about the California ban on CFL light bulbs. It’s not only about being eco-friendlier – though reducing the amount of toxic mercury that waste workers encounter and that poisons our planet is a main and noble goal. It’s also about lowering energy usage and costs for businesses and homeowners.

All that adds up to lots of benefits for switching to LED lights despite a slightly higher upfront cost for replacing your existing industrial lighting. The high-quality TCP industrial lighting products we’ve featured here are easy to install, and they can:

Increase Productivity and Efficiency

The pace in your factory or warehouse is fast. Any dip in productivity or efficiency causes costly ripple effects all the way down the line. How can you help your team do their best to keep up with your business’s demands? The psychology of productivity hinges on excellent industrial lighting. Our LED factory lighting options mimic daylight with bright, crisp clarity, which supports efficient movement around racks and shelves. Your workers will have no problem meeting productivity quotas when they can clearly see where everything and everyone stands.

Improve Quality Control

It’s incredibly difficult to make sure tiny parts or large components are within tolerance parameters in poor lighting. Manufacturing facilities across industries need the vivid illumination of LED industrial lighting to keep workers focused on the details of quality control.

Enhance Safety and Morale

Safety is a No. 1 priority in a factory or warehouse. Accidents and injuries can cost you big, both in terms of lost man hours and loss of your reputation as an employer — and poor lighting is often the culprit. The easiest and most cost-effective way to enhance safety in your facility is by choosing high-quality LED industrial lighting fixtures and bulbs. Not only does proper illumination help keep all your workers safe, but it also ups their morale levels. And everyone knows that happy workers are more reliable, efficient and productive.

Save Money Now and Later

The simple fact is that LED bulbs use about 75% less energy than CFLs, incandescents and other lamp choices. And they manage that feat while putting out clearer, brighter light in a range of color temperatures that don’t radiate heat. Plus, a typical LED bulb lifespan is around 20 years whereas you’re lucky to get one year out of an incandescent bulb.

Lower energy use and less frequent replacements mean you don’t have to worry about buying and storing a bunch of new bulbs — and you’ll pay less on your facility’s heating and cooling bills over time. That can boost your bottom line while saving your maintenance team a lot of time and effort.

How to Meet Industrial Lighting Standards

It’s a standard of good business to be aware of the warehouse and factory lighting requirements established for your specific industry. The benefits of complying with OSHA’s lighting standards for warehouses and manufacturing include healthier workers, fewer call-offs, lower incident rates and higher productivity. Noncompliance, on the other hand comes with big risks — not the least of which are heavy fines that can compound by the day and even lead to criminal proceedings.

The good news is that it’s relatively easy to meet OSHA’s standards for industrial lighting. LED bulbs go a long way toward accomplishing that goal, and TCP has your back with a wealth of business resources, including spec sheets and installation instructions for all our products. Take advantage of our Lighting Layout Tool and Savings Calculator for the ultimate confidence in your selections.

Industrial Lighting Options From TCP

We’re proud of the commercial lighting solutions we’ve developed — and we’re certain you’ll find the right lamps, fixtures and configurations to level up your factory atmosphere or meet specific warehouse lighting standards.

Here’s a breakdown of our most popular industrial lighting products to get you started. Contact us for personalized help with the lighting for your entire manufacturing facility.

General Use LED Factory Lighting Options

Whether you’re running a full-scale production facility or overseeing a low-traffic warehouse, lighting standards universally call for daylight-caliber illumination. Browse these industrial lighting products designed for next-level brilliance in high ceilings.

High Lumen LED Filament Lamps

Skip the corn-cob replacements and swap out your HID metal halide lamps for these classically shaped bulbs that fit into existing high-bay and low-bay fixtures, as well as bollards and wall packs with no ballast needed.

  • 360° beam angle
  • Instant start
  • Comes in multiple shapes and color temperatures

Q Series High Bay Lighting

A lightweight extruded aluminum body and included hardware make these beauties an easy-to-install solution for nearly any high-ceiling application. The standard frosted lens controls glare, and a wide-angle beam spread of 160° reduces the “cave” effect.

  • Damp location rated
  • Optional battery backup and motion sensors available
  • Comes in in 2-foot and 4-foot lengths

HB LED Linear High Bay Lights

A pop-riveted steel frame with rounded-edge corners and no scalloping makes this a durable and easy-to-install industrial lighting fixture for a wide variety of locations. You’ll get even lighting without shadows plus 0-10V smooth dimming and a 50,000-hour-rated lifespan.

  • Damp location rated
  • Optional Title 20 Certified battery backup and motion sensor available
  • Comes in 250-watt or 400-watt HID equivalent

Industra LED Round High Bay Luminaires

Light up the aisles and save big by choosing these sleek, easy-to-install beauties to replace your old HID warehouse lighting standards. Heavy-duty die-cast aluminum adds durability to our robust design, and optional reflectors put you in control of optimal lighting levels for manufacturing or warehousing demands.

  • IP65 wet location rated
  • Instant on with smooth 0-10V dimming
  • Comes with standard hanging hook and optional pendant mount adapter

Industra LED HBM Series Modular High Bays

Need brilliant LED factory lighting in a setting that’s exposed to extreme conditions? These lightweight high bays were built for it! They’re rated for a range of temps from a bone-chilling -40°F (-40°C) up to a sizzling 158°F (70°C). Plus, the modular design allows for limitless customization to light up even the most challenging floor plan.

  • IP66 wet location rated
  • Instant on with smooth 0-10V dimming
  • Comes with high-impact, clear acrylic lens and 90-degree beam angle

Security-Focused Industrial Lighting Fixtures

Step up your safety game with these high-quality industrial lighting products that complement your TCP high bay selections:

Microwave Motion Sensor

Save money by automatically turning off your high bay industrial lighting when the action slows down with this easy-to-install controller. It detects motion through glass, plastic and other thin, non-metal materials. Customize the detection area, time delay and daylight threshold with the DIP switch that allows precision setting.

  • Zero-crossing point operation helps protect sensor against in-rush current
  • Detection area range of up to 52.5 feet (16 meters) in diameter
  • 5.8GHz microwave module detects motion from mounting heights up to 49.2 feet (15 meters)

SmartStuff Smart Box + Fixture Sensor

Make your entire operation work smarter with this Bluetooth Signal Mesh industrial lighting controller. It’s compatible with all TCP luminaires and is super easy to install, set up and customize via the TCP SmartStuff app.

  • Includes microwave sensor for motion and light sensor for measuring ambient lighting
  • Operable in temps from -23°F (-30°C) to 113°F (45°C)
  • Suitable for dry and damp locations

LED Low-Profile Combo Emergency Exit Sign

Level up your manufacturing lighting standards by adding these dual-purpose space savers to your facility. They clearly mark the exits in vivid red or green LED lettering for everyday wayfinding. When the power goes out, they save the day with 90 minutes of ultra-bright white emergency lighting.

  • EZ-Snap mounting canopy for ceiling or wall mount options
  • Internal rechargeable 3.6-volt NiCd battery
  • Damp location rated

Select Series LED Floodlights

Light up your facility’s outdoor areas with these durable, versatile beauties. Each lamp lets you choose from three wattage levels and three color temperatures for completely customized wall washes, sign illumination or accent lighting.

  • 105-degree beam angle
  • Wet location rated and RoHS compliant
  • Knuckle and yoke mounting options included

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