Today, many yards are still illuminated by huge energy-consuming fixtures (1000W-2000W). Yourlight has the solution for a sustainable, high-quality and affordable alternative for your outdoor lighting project.
With modern LED lighting, huge savings can be realized on energy consumption and on costs.
LED lighting saves more than 50% of electricity compared to conventional light sources. Traditionally, sites are illuminated with High-Pressure Sodium (SON/NAV) or Metal Halide (HPI/HQI) and in some odd cases with very old-fashioned monochromatic Low-Pressure Sodium (SOX) fixtures. For this type of gas discharge light sources, Yourlight has good LED alternatives that are specially developed for the outdoor lighting.
When using dynamic lighting solutions (dimming), the savings can even exceed 80%. This could include controlling intelligent LED fixtures through electronics using montion and/or daylight sensors.
As far as motion sensors are concerned, the light will switch on at full strength as soon as the sensor detects movement of a person or machine on the yard. If there is no more movement, the light switches off or stays on a orientation lighting level for safety.
Almost all LED fixtures we offer are or can be equipped with modern electronic dynamic lighting solutions.
2. Less maintenance
Replacing light sources at high masts, especially in bad weather is a nuisance. Apart from the costs of renting a high rise platform, the labor costs have to be taken into account. Outdoor fixtures, such as omn port sites, are often difficult to open for changing a light source because of corroded and fixedscrews. Furthermore, replacing a broken conventional ballast can be a considerable task. Hence, replacing lamps in a luminaire at a height outdoors often takes a lot of time and money.
LED fixtures from Yourlight require no maintenance, which saves considerably on maintenance costs and relieves you from a nuisance you don’t need.
Currently, everyone is convinced that it is important to save energy to reduce CO2 emissions in order to halt climate change and protect the planet. This has led, among other things, that many companies impose sustainability targets on themselves.
Lighting solutions from Yourlight contribute directly to the sustainability objectives of our customers. Do you want to know how you can make your company more sustainable with new LED lighting? Please contact us.
4. Stricter government rules, regulations and sanctions
In order to meet the requirements, avoid sanctions and be ready for the future, switching to energy-saving LED lighting of Yourlight is the best solution. If you would like to know more about the requirements and sanctions imposed by the government for making the lighting more sustainable, please contact us.
In line with the sustainability objectives that companies impose on themselves because they want to take responsibility and wish to contribute to a better environment, it is evident that worldwide governments are imposing ever stricter requirements on CO2 reduction. In line with the Paris climate agreement, governments not only impose stricter requirements on companies, the sanctions being imposed are ever higher and imposed faster.
Many local authorities, such as municipalities, require owners and users to replace lighting in their company and yards with the energy-saving alternatives. If an adjustment is not made, an environmental permit can, for example, be refused or withdrawn, or a fine may apply.
In order to meet the requirements, avoid sanctions and be ready for the future. Switching to energy-saving lighting of Yourlight is the best solution.
5. Better light increases labour productivity
Many scientific studies show that better visibility leads to an increase in labor productivity. People have a better visibility on their work and can therefore work faster. It has also been demonstrated that people working with a higher light quality and therefore better visibility, make fewer mistakes.
In order to determine the quality of light, the Color Rendering Index (CRI) is particularly important. The correct colour temperature (K) also influences light quality and important in industrial environments.
The luminaires Yourlight offers all have a CRI of Ra>80. Depending on the application and in consultation with the customer, we deliver the optimal colour temperature.
Good light on sites where people work is important for safety. Scientific studies show that better light (= better visibility) leads to safer working conditions. Especially in areas where man and machine interact, it is important that the visibility is good. Wearing a safety helmet, jacket and shoes are now mandatory in most companies. But oftentimes good lighting conditions are neglected.
On many yards with conventional fixtures, the light level was adequate when these fixtures were newly installed. However, the light output of the lamps decreases over the years significantly. In the case of gas discharge lamps such as SON and HPI, depreciation of the light output can decline as much as 50% or more of the original light output. In addition, luminaires are contaminated by environmental pollution, such as rain, insects and salty air. Dust and dirt will burn into the reflector, which will turn brown and will no longer reflect properly. Furthermore, the cover glass will get dirty. Reasons that make the efficiency of the fixture decrease significantly.
The luminaires for yards that are part of the lighting solution from Yourlight are always dust and spray water-proof (IP66 or IP67). In addition, the cover glass is often made of tempered glass that has been made antistatic during the production process. As a result, the glass cover protects the polycarbonate (PC) or polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) lenses, with which our LED luminaires are fitted, and it does not get contaminated by dust, dirt and insects. This keeps the fixtures highly efficiency. In addition, we always offer fixtures equipped with the most high-quality LEDs and electronic drivers from A-manufacturers. These LEDs are proven to only depreciate about 20% in light output during their lifespan.
It is advisable that companies that want to create safe working conditions for their employees comply with the European Norms in the field of lighting. For yard lighting this is the EN 12464-2. Insurers also look strictly at the lighting conditions in the unfortunate case that there is a calamity with (human) damage. We are very well informed about the norms and can provide you with excellent advice in this area so that you offer your employees safe working conditions and also meet the requirements of insurers.
7. Business continuity
Because governments no longer allow certain light sources, such as mercury vapor lamps (HPL/HQL), these light sources are no longer available. HPI/HQI and SON/NAV will follow soon. Because they are so inefficient and environmentally harmful, these lamps will disappear completely over time. Major manufacturers such as Philips, Osram, and GE have already largely stopped producing these types of lamps. Also, the ballasts are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. These conventional devices have already disappeared or will disappear completely from the market in the short term. Lighting on yards is often a critical condition for production and/or use. If the lighting fails and is no longer available, business continuity is at stake.
To prevent this, Yourlight has high-quality, reliable and attractively priced lighting solutions.
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