The Converging Tide of Time and Technology: How LEDs are Connecting Industrial Lighting Applications

March 13, 2019

Susan Bloom, a 25-year veteran of the lighting and electrical products industry recently penned an interesting piece in lightED magazine on LED adoption. In the article, Bloom cited a study from NEMA that referenced the slow conversion to LEDs for industrial lighting applications. But, that is changing says Tony Gineris, vice president & general manager of industrial and life safety for Acuity Brands Lighting.

Below are several guidelines for distributors who are selling LEDS to industrial customers:

  1. Understand your customer’s business: Deep understanding provides insights to advise customers on their technology journey.
  2. Find the strongest return on investment opportunities for your customers: Converting HID and fluorescent lighting offers considerable payback, and the lost savings from delaying won’t be offset by future efficacy improvements.
  3. Utilize Connected LEDs plus advanced lighting controls: This maximizes the payback period, and high quality LEDs are approximately 80 percent more efficient.
  4. Educate your customers: Inferior LED products will not last in an industrial environment. Use the proper fixture for the environment.
  5. Scrutinize Specs: Ensure the recommended fixture is surge-tested to industrial ANSI standards and has a temperature label on it that matches the specification sheet claims.

Want to learn more? Read the full article here. Learn more about the Industrial lighting portfolio.

Previous Article
Using Consumer Insights to Drive Product Innovation
Using Consumer Insights to Drive Product Innovation

With AtriusTM Assets cloud-based software service, Acuity Brands looked at what customers wanted now and wh...

Next Article
Protecting Connected IoT Systems
Protecting Connected IoT Systems