How to reduce industrial work injuries with LEDs
According to LED Magazine, more than 3 million workers are injured on the job each year and poor lighting may be to blame. Not only can poor lighting cause falls, slips, and hit-and-runs, but it can also reduce workers' focus and attention, making them more likely to make mistakes that cause injury.
LEDs can solve all these problems while saving you money to boot. Recent studies show that by improving lighting, you can reduce workplace injuries by up to 60 percent in industrial environments.
HOW CAN LEDs HELP REDUCE INJURY IN WORK?
Improved attention and alertness.
Dim, orange-hued lighting can cause workers to sleepiness and fatigue, especially when they can't see natural sunlight through the windows for hours or the second and third shifts. The low color reproduction rate of HPS luminaires commonly used in industrial environments reduces the mood and energy levels of workers across the board.
Modern blue/white LED lighting has been shown to help reduce fatigue, increase productivity and make workers feel up to five times more awake!
Instantly in the lighting
When working in large industrial buildings and factories, old lamps can take several minutes to heat up, and then another few minutes to turn them on. This is eaten in your team's working hours and productivity, and it can mean that if you start working before all lights reach maximum power, you are more susceptible to injury.
LED lights, no matter the application, are always on. This means your workers get to work faster and safer!
No more maintenance
When a large light goes out in an industrial building, it can cause dark spots as well as additional maintenance. Replacing light bulbs on high ceilings increases the chances of injury to workers, with the additional dangers of stairs and possible electrocution.
Because traditional light bulbs burn frequently, their workers are at increased risk of falling or hurting themselves. LEDs have a long lifespan of up to 50,000 hours or more. This means your team can get back to work instead of changing the bulbs!
No more mercury
Did you know that a single HPS bulb has enough mercury vapor to poison a classroom full of children? And your building can have hundreds of these lights hanging from the ceiling. Traditional lights are usually made of glass and are easy to break. When replacing a light bulb, it's easy to lose grip and release a light bulb full of poisonous and harmful chemicals.
LEDs are manufactured to be durable and do not contain gases or harmful substances. Even if you throw one, it's going to be hard to break!