LED Motion Detector Lights, Sensors, & Their Benefits
Worker safety and security in a business are important considerations for managers. Lighting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when structuring an office space, but it is an important contributing factor to safety and productivity. Indoor work environments tend to be dark and construction projects can go on late into the night. When workers are no longer on-site, these locations are left susceptible to trespassers and leave sites open to issues in safety for the workers and potential destruction of property. LED motion detector lights provide bright light that illuminates work environments while providing a safety measure for detecting intruders.
Detecting Worker Presence
Proper lighting measures are important for employees and their ability are to minimize accidents. Motion sensor LED lights detect the presence of workers as they pass by, giving them a visual cue of where other people and things are at. In fast-paced environments with obstructions to visibility strewn across the workplace, having an overhead indicator light can make all the difference. When the day is ending, workers in a warehouse or office can indicate they are still in a room or environment by moving to trigger the light to avoid getting left behind. Motion sensor LED lights can also be used to call for help in the event that someone gets injured on-site without other workers being aware of the situation.
Lighting an entire office space or warehouse 24/7 needlessly wastes electricity and wears down the lights over time. The use of LED motion detector lights can reduce electrical costs by only illuminating environments where workers are present. Furthermore, large areas such as construction sites, warehouses, and barns involve the use of heavy machinery. Being able to automatically light a path based on the presence of heavy machinery is critical with the motion-activated lighting systems.
Proper lighting is important for worker safety and productivity in their environment. When stocking shelves in a warehouse, workers need to be able to clearly see where they are stocking items or pulling products from. They must also be able to properly read labels and datasheets to perform their tasks appropriately. Inadequate lighting can harm their eyesight or cause headaches and strain from squinting, not to mention potentially causing accidents.
Driving heavy machinery, such as a forklift, in a warehouse or barn environment requires maximum visibility. LED lighting technology is capable of providing sufficient and consistent lighting to large areas to increase visibility and improve accident response times without producing a flicker that affects a worker's vision. Visibility comes without the cost of heat found in other lighting types.
The efficiency of LED light fixtures can allow for adequate lighting in environments that do not facilitate proper ventilation of the environment. Choosing LED lights for these situations reduces the risk of fires due to halogen or incandescent bulbs overheating or applying heat to products in the warehouse. This also makes it easier for workers to move lights around a construction site without burning themselves to do so.
Security of every business is important, both for the workers present and for securing the inventory and data entrusted to the business. Physical business locations can easily fall prey to vandals, burglars, trespassers, loiterers, and other trouble. Late-night security guards and surveillance cameras may be present, but the risk of a situation occurring is high if physical visibility in the environment is low. A low light environment can also hamper the effectiveness of the video quality of security cameras. Motion sensor LED lights help reduce risk by detecting motion and brightly illuminating the area. This is especially important in boosting security late at night, and may even serve to scare potential vandals away.
Increasing Reliability and Durability
LED lights tend to have longer life spans than other light types, reducing the need to change light bulbs frequently while maintaining reliable illumination for long periods of time. Additionally, LED lights don't contain mercury, like some fluorescent lightbulbs do. This reduces the risk of health incidents for workers and keeps dangerous contaminants out of sensitive products like food that may be stored in a warehouse or a barn.