Did you know that nearly 15% of energy consumption in America is from food processing and production facilities? With that much energy being used, it’s important for it to be the cleanest and safest energy source possible. There only ever used to be one option for lighting in food processing facilities, but that’s no longer the case. LED bulbs are becoming the norm not just in people’s homes, but in professional industries too. Let’s look at just a few of the reasons why LED lighting is the best choice for food processing facilities.
Lowering Your Carbon Footprint and Saving Money
Our environment is something that people are getting more and more passionate about over time. Companies that care about their carbon footprint and work to lower it are actually better received by customers and using those energy-saving efforts in your marketing can result in many new customers. Something as simple as making the switch to LED bulbs can lower your carbon footprint significantly as you save 90% on energy costs! Those new LED bulbs can last up to 20 years too, so it’s an investment that lasts a long time. During those 20 years, you won’t have to worry about paying for maintenance or replacement like you would with traditional bulbs.
Improving Employee Productivity Levels
Streamlining employee productivity is a great way to increase your profit margins. LED lighting is proven to provide more clarity and easier to see workspace. For food processing employees, that means completing their job more quickly, with better accuracy, and making fewer mistakes. LED bulbs give employees a better view of the product their handling so that if it’s damaged, moldy, or otherwise unable to be sold, it can be taken off the production line.
The Safer Lighting Choice
Traditional bulbs are made of glass and are prone to breaking. In a food processing facility, one broken bulb can contaminate quite a bit of food and potentially harm the employees working below. LED bulbs don’t break in the same way a traditional bulb would, so you don’t have to worry about the potential safety hazards that a traditional bulb would bring. The brighter and clearer lighting also works to reduce the risk of accidents and falls in the facility.
Choosing LED bulbs for your food processing facility should be done with the help of a lighting professional. Get an estimate and you’ll be shocked how quickly your energy savings and improved safety will cover the cost of switching to LED bulbs!