To ensure a safe and efficient workplace, having the right type and level of lighting is a must. Whether you work regularly at night and need heavy duty floodlights or need simple, bright and energy efficient all day lighting in an office, we have the right lighting to help you keep personnel safe and to keep operations running. Here at Cromwell, we have a wide range of lighting from our exclusive brands Kennedy and Kobe as well as leading national brands such as LEDVANCE, Unilite and Tridonic.
Visibility is absolutely critical for safety, for preventing accidents when on site and for ensuring work is completed in an optimum manner. Whether it be general lighting for example overhead lighting in an office, school, warehouse or workshop or more specialised lighting designed for work in low lit conditions or at night, we have a wide selection of lighting to ensure you and other personnel have maximum visibility when working on a premises.
There are numerous types of lighting in our range, however we've outlined the most commonly used below to allow you to make a confident purchasing decision. Our wide range of products ensures that you find the right type of lighting to suit your needs.
• Floodlights - These high intensity lights are often portable and are suited for lighting up vast areas both indoors and outdoors. They are often fitted with a sensor for additional security, allowing you to easily see if someone activates the sensor or walks into the vicinity of the light.
• Torches - &nbsGenerally battery powered, torches are handheld, portable devices that work by emitting a beam of light. They can often be attached to a head strap for hands free lighting which is ideal when working on intricate of delicate tasks.
• Site lights - Often also referred to as work lights, site lights are designed for use on punishing work sites. They are extremely resilient and are suited for regular use outdoors to keep your site illuminated and safely operational even in low lighting conditions.
• Emergency lighting - As it sounds, emergency lighting is designed to illuminate exits or key areas in the event of an emergency in the workplace. They often possess a backup charge that is designed to ensure they still work in the event that the mains power fails.
• LED panel lighting - LED lighting lasts longer and is more energy efficient than halogen or incandescent lighting. LED panels are frequently used in offices, warehouses, hospitals, schools and other similar institutional settings. They are designed for long term, near constant use as they are long lasting and sustainable.
• Cabinet, decorative and display lighting - Often used in children's bedrooms due to their soft glow or as decoration to accentuate features such as ornaments, paintings or plants. A lot of display lighting has "dusk until dawn" sensors, meaning they turn on when they sense low lighting and switch off when other light is detected.
• Exit sign and light combinations - These lights are designed specifically to illuminate exits. They are often found near fire exits or emergency escape routes, combining signage and lighting to ensure the safest exit is clear in the event of an emergency or an evacuation.
• Hazardous area worklights - Similarly to site lights, hazardous area worklights are designed to illuminate areas that are hard to reach and contain potentially dangerous components. They are most often handheld inspection style lights suited for use when working on machinery or vehicles.
Which lighting brand is best?
There is no one singular "best" brand of lighting, as different manufacturer's specialise in various types of lighting and the best type of lighting will vary depending on your specific application. When looking for a type of lighting, consider what type of lighting you will need and the check the product specifications for comparison when shopping to find the best suited product for your needs.
What is an IP rating and why does it matter to lights?
An Ingress Protection (IP) rating is used to denote how effective a product is at keeping out moisture, dirt and debris. When purchasing lights that may be subject to adverse weather such as rain or that may be in contact with dust regularly such as on a building site, it's recommended to purchase lighting with an IP rating of IP65 or IP66. This denotes that the light is mostly waterproof, but is still not suited for submerging into water.
Depending on where your lighting will be, a lower IP rating may be perfectly suitable. For example, most household lighting fixtures have an IP rating of 20. The higher the rating, the better protected the light is against the ingress of water, moisture and dirt.