An often-typical factory setting features 400-watt high-pressure sodium high-bay HID fixtures which project an orange cast on the floor, making it difficult to read color-coded prints and labels. After power outages or spikes, these outdated systems require a re-strike period, resulting in lost productivity. And, the system is not suitable to on/off controls for areas that infrequently occupied.
Thayer Lighting replaced these fixtures with highly-efficient fluorescent fixtures. The bright, white light provides better overall working conditions, enhancing quality and production. The fixtures come on immediately following a power loss and operate on approximately half the energy of the former HPS fixtures – while still delivering comparable light output and lamp life.