22 August 2006
The lighting for warehouses depends on the use of the facility. For infrequent use
where the warehouse is used mostly for storage, the light level can be very low and
preferably activated by a motion sensor. If sorting or inspection will be taking place or if
people will be spending an extended period of time in the space, the light level should
It is also important to select a luminaire and develop a layout that provides vertical
illuminance on the shelves. This facilitates identification of stored items.
If daylight can be introduced into the space, lighting control needs to integrate the
electric lighting system with the available daylight, turning off unnecessary luminaires.
Additionally, occupancy sensors not only save energy by turning on the luminaires only
when needed, but also provide a convenience for anyone entering and leaving the
space with hands full.