Efficient industrial lighting is imperative to worker safety. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary released in 2022, approximately three million American workers are hurt on the job each year, with inadequate lighting being a key factor in the most common accidents, including slips, trips, falls, and contact with objects and equipment.
Any factor that aids vision will help workers to detect potential risks. This not only includes levels of illumination, but also factors such as glare, shadows and visual fatigue. As such, LED has emerged as a popular choice for industrial lighting due to its high efficiency and directional nature, meeting the needs of industries from offshore and power facilities to water, mining and underground tunnelling.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recommendations will vary depending on the type of industrial site, but will include factors such as overhead lighting in loading and docking areas, as well bright white lighting to prevent fatigue. The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America has designed more than 100 ANSI-approved lighting standards in its ongoing missions to improve life through quality of light.
Industrial Lighting Solutions for the Water Industry
Lighting is an essential component of site safety for workers within the water industry, where operations typically include potentially hazardous projects such as tunnelling and pipeline installation. Adequate lighting is a crucial factor in reducing the likelihood and severity of injuries sustained when working in industrial settings. Sufficient industrial lighting allows workers in the water industry to clearly see the areas surrounding water pipes, thus greatly decreasing incidences of collisions and related injuries. Enhancing worker safety is of paramount importance when seeking to remain compliant with rigorous legislation, keep costs as low as possible, and maximise worker productivity.
Industrial Lighting Manufacturers
Northern Light Technology
The Northern Light Technology (NLT) Polaris lamp is the most used cordless cap lamp in mines across the globe, outstripping its competition both in terms of light output and total runtime with an output of 7,000 LUX, a runtime of 14 hours for the primary LED, and seven days for the secondary LED. Northern Lights Technologies has paved the way with mining lighting innovation, advancing on its Polaris model by incorporating proximity and tracking tags to develop the NLT Genesis.
According to Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood. “We’ve been supplying NLT cap lights for many years. It is the highest quality cap light in comparison to others on the market, and there is a lot of competition. We are a service center and stocks repair parts for NLT products, so they are much better value for the customer in the long term.”
The Illumagear Halo provides workers with 360° visibility for quarter of a mile. Compatible with any standard hard hat, the Halo cap light from Illumagear is a cordless lighting solution that provides powerful task floodlighting and spot lights with freedom of movement.
Vision X Lighting
Vision X Offroad is a leading supplier of LED lighting for off road vehicles. According to Haywood: “Vision X Offroad products are based off the newest LED technology. Their products are very well manufactured and are more cost-effective than most alternatives on the market. They have been a very reliable company to work with.”
x-Glo LED Strip Lighting is an innovative solution to providing both permanent and temporary industrial lighting with a safe, robust and durable product. While conventional lighting requires separate power and a wired connection for each lamp, x-Glo LED Strip Lighting plugs into an existing power source.
The Buggy Whip brand has become synonymous with high-quality safety whips. While many competitors have tried to emulate the brand’s success with LED safety antennas, Buggy Whip remains an industry leader as the longest-running manufacturer of safety whips – improving safety and preventing collisions across the globe.