Distribution Centers & Warehouses
Significant amounts of energy waste are common in DC’s and warehouse environments, and most companies do little to combat it. Saving energy in this sector boils down to occupancy and having the ability to measure and adjust lighting according to the occupancy. Nowhere is using lighting controls more valuable than in these sectors. Lighting often makes up the largest percentage of the warehouse or DC’s monthly energy bill. We have found 90% energy savings in some of these environments and reducing the lighting energy bill by 70% is common. Lighting controls provide very accurate occupancy data for the business manager to make intelligent business decisions.
The value of lighting controls (Intelligent LED) in DC’s and warehouse environments is significant and here are a few of the benefits:
Up to an additional 30% energy savings over a dumb LED (LED with motion sensor) fixture.
Asset tracking – is one of the most important features offered and here, all businesses find large scale value in controls. If it is locating a die, tools, or pallet, one feature of lighting controls – asset tracking, is your lighting system could tell you where these items are and this is just a straightforward example of asset tracking.
Space optimization – moving products from storage to the loading docks is often not done efficiently. With lighting controls our clients quickly find the value of heat maps for their space optimization program.
Environmental monitoring – allows for temperature, moisture, and other environmental factors (Carbon Dioxide, etc.), to be easily monitored, measured and reported.
Security – features can allow you know to when and where secure areas are being entered and exited.
Our clients use the heatmaps for many different purposes, but one is to eliminate bottlenecks and improve safety. By studying the maps at peak periods, business managers can see their facilities true traffic patterns/flow. This is an invaluable facility insight that business managers never had access to previously.