21-Dec-2011

Lighting the way ahead

Abstract

LEDs are replacing conventional fluorescent lighting in many areas, but it is important to consider the real energy savings that can be made and the in-service life performance comparisons in a cleanroom environment

LEDs are replacing conventional fluorescent lighting in many areas, but in the view of Phil Myles, Solite Europe, cleanroom managers should make sure to read the small print, as there is more to cleanroom lighting than meets the eye.

Lighting designers can sometimes get a little emotional where clean areas are concerned. Generally a sensitive lot, we often have a tendency to feel taken for granted, you hit the switch, and on comes the light. Nothing to get too excited about. Except of course when the lights dont come on. The complete absence of any natural light in the typical cleanroom creates total darkness. Whos important now?

All that is starting to change, however. We are at the beginning of a revolution in how we provide artificial light in our working environments thanks to the developing potential of LED light sources. At last, something to get excited about.

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