Make Your Auto Body Shop Stand Out — And Keep It Safe!
A clean, well-lit auto body shop stands out and provides significant benefits for your business. It starts with making your facility more attractive —which elevates the mood and attitude of both your customers and workers. A fully illuminated shop communicates that you take both pride and care in the work done in your facility — and acknowledges that your work demands great attention to detail. A beautifully lit shop is also a much safer shop. Most owners find that it also helps encourage your team to keep work areas as clean and well-organized as possible. Finally, modern LED lighting for auto body shops can be a big money saver.
As you think about the lighting needs of your body shop, and consider upgrading or re-designing your lighting scheme, here are a few key ideas our experts offered up to assure your design comes out perfect the first time:
Know The Local Codes
Your first step is to make sure you’re familiar with the regulations and codes for your area. Body shop lighting requirements typically vary by state or region, so you’ll want to check with the NEC to make sure you are meeting the guidelines for safe lighting for your body shop. This is especially important for areas in your shop where you may be working with potentially hazardous materials such as those in a spray paint booth.
Explosion Proof Lighting
If you’re working with materials that have the potential to create dangerous conditions, you’ll want to invest in lighting designed for this purpose. Explosion proof lighting is an ideal solution for these conditions, and we have a variety of LED explosion proof lights for you to choose from. Their lower current draw and durable housings reduce risk to a minimum, even in areas where spray paints and other chemicals are creating hazardous vapors. To protect your facility and your team from fires, shattering glass, and other unwanted outcomes, make sure you lighting in high-risk areas is specifically designed to guard against them!
Strategize (and Consider Retrofits) For Optimal Savings
Redesigning the entire lighting scheme for any facility has upfront costs, so you may want to consider taking on the project in phases. One other options is to consider updating existing fixtures through retrofitting. Accommodating an LED light source within an existing fixture might be an easier and less expensive solution than replacing the entire fixture altogether. Our retrofit kits enable you to rewire and reconfigure an existing fluorescent to an LED compatible solution with ease. And your savings begin the minute your fixture is switched to “on.” With most LED shop lights, you should see an increase in lumen output by up to 65% — and electricity use goes down accordingly.
More Lumens Can Mean Less Fixtures
In your shop, the total number of lumens needed to appropriately light your space stays constant. So, when you have updated your lighting to an option that gives a lot more lumen output, you may not need as many fixtures as you once had with a lower output sources. After all, a few well placed UFO LED / high bay lights will often do the work of several fluorescent fixtures. You might also find you don’t need as many portable work lights as you have employed previously.
This is why it’s best to think long term about your overall lighting needs. Consult with our experts on a design, and get out your calculator: you might discover that the sooner you get underway, the more you can save. …All while beautifying your shop and making it safer than ever.
Getting The Best LED Lighting for Your Body Shop or Garage
For an auto body shop, lighting plays many roles. It’s part of your facility, part of your safety program, part of your budgeting and operating expenses, and a crucially important tool that helps your skilled employees do their best work. You could also say it’s a big part of your employee benefits — and last but not least, a significant contributor to your company’s reputation with customers. Yes, that’s a lot! So it definitely pays to get your lighting right.
Let us know how we can help you. We’re happy to provide point-solutions with specific retrofit products, or go all the way and help you plan and design a lighting solution that will help your body shop stand out with the latest and greatest in LED lighting.You May Also Like...
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