Converting fluorescent or HID high bays to LED technology provides significant energy savings.


Warehouses, distribution centers, shipping facilities, and processing centers require some of the most diverse and complex energy solutions to ensure smooth operations of a 24/7 facility. The safety of the occupants is a high priority while managing overhead costs is a critical business priority. Warehouse lighting is a crucial element of safety and operational efficiency for workers and building owners alike. Proper lighting undoubtedly makes for a more productive and secure workspace. Employees in these settings often spend the majority of their shifts sorting, shipping, and tracking inventory in these buildings.

Lighting needs to be bright enough to provide ample visibility throughout the facility, but not so intense as to interfere with a worker’s health. Repeated exposure to overly intense lighting can disrupt the body's circadian rhythm, damaging sleep patterns and negatively impacting health in other areas. Poorly lit industrial spaces are not only unpleasant and demoralizing but can be dangerous. We offer turn-key lighting and power distribution solutions from the leading manufacturers in the industry.

LED warehouse applications offer a tremendous amount of benefits for facilities. In addition to being widely regarded as the ideal lighting solution within the industry, the optical systems used to distribute light give you more control than ever. There are so many ways that effective warehouse lighting and energy solutions can help you save money and work smarter. WESCO Energy Solutions will work with you to develop a custom solution that both meets your needs today and helps you prepare to take advantage of new technologies as they emerge.


Energy-Efficient Benefits and Opportunities in Warehousing: 

  • Lighting is often the largest expense in warehouses. Converting fluorescent or HID high bays to LED technology can provide up to 70% energy savings.
  • UV disinfection and biometric screening create a healthier working environment with fewer employee absences.
  • Incorporating smart building controls and IoT capabilities can magnify the cost savings by as much as 75% of your current electrical utility cost while adding functionality, flexibility, and monitoring capabilities.
  • Smart metering offers remote monitoring and data collection to identify problems early and reduce maintenance costs.
  • IoT-enabled savings platforms help facilities avoid peak demand charges by shifting usage to more desirable off-peak times, decreasing energy usage significantly, and lowering electric bills.
  • Compressed Air Optimization lowers energy costs, reduces maintenance, and makes air systems more reliable.
  • Water conservation measures help lower utility costs, ensure the future availability of resources, and convey a commitment to environmentally sustainable practices.
  • Rooftop HVAC units can be coated with products engineered to significantly extend the life span of the system, improve performance, and reduce energy consumption.
  • Generating energy on-site with solar photovoltaic panels reduces utility costs and provides future-proof energy rates.

WESCO Energy Solutions has successfully completed hundreds of retrofits for clients in the warehousing sector, resulting in millions of dollars in energy savings and significant decreases to our clients’ overhead costs. Our team of professionals leads the industry in flexibility and creativity. This allows us to do our work during first, second, or third shifts or during scheduled, facility-wide maintenance shut down cycles. We understand the complexities of 24/7/365 facilities and can get our work done with little to no disruption to business operations.