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SME Inc of Seattle offers our customers a broad and deep range of electrical services across commercial and industrial industries and residential properties. From tenant improvement, new build or renovations to assembly lines, healthcare facilities or multi- or single-family residences, the team at SME Inc provides experienced engineers and licensed electricians who have the skill and expertise to design, install and complete any project.

Industrial Electrical Services

Industrial Lighting Systems

Reducing costs by finding more energy efficient industrial lighting systems is an ongoing process between the lighting industry and industrial entities. The lighting industry and government mandates have been driving change toward energy efficiency. Along with forward thinking sectors in both the commercial and industrial arenas, all have been striving to create and incorporate new ways to reduce power consumption.

At SME Inc of Seattle, we work with industries to create an energy efficient and cost effective plan to incorporate solid–state technology, induction, daylighting and specific task lighting options to provide lighting that meets the rigorous standards of industrial lighting systems

Currently, most industrial lighting systems rely on inefficient high intensity discharge (HID) T12 fluorescent lamps and fixtures that use mechanical ballasts. Replacing HID industrial lighting systems with solid-state T5 lamps not only reduces energy costs, the lamps last longer reducing maintenance costs and because they are 60% smaller then the T12, valuable resources are also saved.

Induction lighting uses electromagnetic fields to create light instead of electrodes, which greatly increase the lifespan of the lamps — 25,000 to 100,000 hours. For industrial lighting systems, anytime lamp life can be increased it will automatically save money in maintenance, labor and replacement costs. Induction lighting has a conversion efficiency between 62 and 90 Lumens/Watt and due to high frequency electronic ballasts, a 95% to 98% efficiency can be expected. Important in many industrial lighting systems induction lighting provides instant on and hot re–strike capacities.

LED lighting, although more expensive than incandescent or fluorescent lighting, is the most energy efficient lighting with lifespan equal to induction lamps. Due to breakthroughs in semiconductor technology, LEDs can now meet efficiency and brightness requirements to be used in industrial lighting systems. LEDs can be used where wide area, task or flood lighting is needed.

Daylighting or natural lighting can be incorporated into industrial lighting systems for office areas. Electronic louvers can help direct sunlight or simple skylights can be incorporated with auxiliary lighting to compensate for cloudy days or night illumination.

Task lighting most likely will incorporate a variety of different luminaries, such as CFLs, LEDs and solid-state fluorescent lamps. Depending upon the light need, SME Inc. can help you develop personalized task lighting for more efficient productivity.

Because of safety and productivity requirements for industrial lighting systems, how and where each of these lighting options can be used will have to be carefully weighed to meet regulation standards. SME Inc of Seattle has been providing industrial lighting systems across the greater Northwest for 40 years. We have electrical engineers and designers on staff as well as experienced electricians to create an industrial lighting system specifically for your needs. Call SME at 206-788-3824 or email us for a consultation.