May 06 2019
The amount of food processed in the United States each year is staggering. In 2015, consumers received 66.6 pounds of chicken per person. Since all of these foods go through a variety of processing plants (especially chicken, which is often highly processed), it can be tempting to slice them.
Although this evil practice is repugnant, it can not only cut corners overhead, but can also be recommended. LED lighting can save up to 70% on lighting costs compared to previous lighting solutions such as CFL and metal halide bulbs.
This means that food processing plants often require large Spaces that can be illuminated without burning previously required energy. In addition to the government's incentives for changing LED lighting and lowering the initial cost of light bulbs, you have some good reasons to light up.
For steel mills and heavy industrial machinery, some dangers are obvious. Molten metal and cliffs require special safety regulations. For food processing plants, the danger is more about hygiene. While it may seem less dramatic, the consequences are certain.
Whether it's refrigeration, food cleaning, food assembly, warehouses or slaughterhouses, safety issues can break down like this.
Light quality: food inspection is imperative. Food needs to be at the right temperature, but looking directly at the product can solve most pollution problems. If the light is not good enough, you may miss the problem.
Temperature: food cooked at home needs to be stored at an appropriate temperature and is also suitable for food entering plants. LED bulbs emit far less heat than their competitors, making temperature control simple and cheap.
Color reproduction: more than being able to see important food. Many spoiled foods have a noticeable color change. This means that if the lightbulb has the wrong hue, it could cause food to be thrown out or damaged. LED lighting can control this color and provide a range of tones for different purposes.
Durability: while machines are not always as heavy as some types of plants, the scale of industrial food processing is so large that it is still very dangerous. High temperatures for cooking, chemicals for food cleaning and large equipment for large-scale processing mean that lighting fixtures need to be durable. This is also something that LED lighting naturally applies to. They use non-toxic lightweight materials and are still waterproof for food washing as well as for steam and other moisture considerations.
The combination of economy and safety means that LED lighting can help food processing plants avoid business disruption and improve quality and quantity.