How Much Does Lighting Cost in a Warehouse?
With costs rising across the globe at a sharp rate, warehouse owners are more conscious of their outgoings than ever before. If you’re looking for ways to determine the cost of running lights, we’ve created a guide on exactly this.
Types of Warehouse Lights
The type of warehouse light you select will mean a difference in cost and efficiency, so you’ll need to carefully consider what fixture you choose.
LED lights (8W)
- The cost per LED bulb can range from £3-£5
- The KWh of electricity used over 25,000 hours can range from 200-220
- Approximate cost for 25,000 hours of use is £25-£30 per LED bulb
LED lights are by far the most cost-effective lighting solutions for warehouses.
CFL lights (14W)
- The cost per CFL bulb can range from £2-£4
- The KWh of electricity used over 25,000 hours can range from 325-375
- Approximate cost for 25,000 hours of use is £40-50 per CFL bulb
CFL lights can still be used in warehouses for a sub-optimal lighting solution.
Incandescent lights (60W)
- The cost per incandescent bulb can range from £1-£2
- The KWh of electricity used over 25,000 hours can range from 1300-1600
- Approximate cost for 25,000 hours of use is £160-£190 per incandescent bulb
Where possible, you should avoid using incandescent lights if you want to reduce costs.
Factors of Costs
Whilst working out the average cost of lighting in a warehouse, there are some variables to consider.
- The cost of electricity will vary from time to time – the energy cost rise of 2022 severely impacted businesses outgoings
- Bulb and light fixture repairs
- Installation fee’s from your suppliers
- Lumen and wattage of the light bulbs
Bespoke Warehouse Lighting Solutions
Whether you’re looking for a standard warehouse option or a specialist design, Oakway Storage has the lighting solutions and expertise to help you. We can offer fully adaptable warehouse ceiling lights that grow as you do. Our high-quality solutions meet all required quality and safety standards and are built to last. We make LED warehouse lights attainable for any warehouse or commercial building in the UK.
If you’re unsure as to the number of lights required for your warehouse, our experts can configure the number of fixtures required for your storage facility – get in touch to discuss your requirements.