Warehouse Lighting Upgrade

Ryan Lighting


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By now, it is a well-known fact that switching from flourescent lighting to LED lighting comes with several benefits.

More light.

Increased efficiency.

Less costs.

However, in this case study, we'd like to focus on the quality of light - mainly the improvement in CRI and distribution across the designated lighting area.

A well-lit working environment is always prefferred as the increased visibility gives employees a safe working environment, which in turn makes working more efficient and precise.

For this case study, we had the privilege of working with electrical contractors at Ryan Lighting - one of our trusted partners at Hyperikon.

Ryan Lighting

Service: Electrical Contractor

Size: 20 employees

Location: San Diego, CA


  • Uneven and irregular lighting across space
  • Dark corners and lots of shades from tall pallets
  • Scattered rendering on items across warehouse


The solution to the problem was in this case very straight-forward:

A one-to-one change in fixture from the old fluorescent UFOs (400W) to the new LED High Bays (100W).

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With a lumen output of 13000 and a beam-angle of 110°, this high bay effortlessly succeeds in providing well-distributed light across the entire warehouse.

Before and After

To start off, take a look at the overall difference in the pictures below. Right away there is a clear distinction between the kind of distributed light that the different fixtures bring.

If you pay attention to the details, you may already spot the difference in how much better the light falls on the different objects across the warehouse and how much better colors are rendered (tip: look at the green and blue boxes)

To show the difference in CRI in more detail, look at the closeup below.

Pay specific attention to how the wide beam angle barely leaves any shadows - even for areas right next to where the fixtures have been installed.

Lastly, look at the wall in the back.

Do you have any questions or thoughts about this study? Anything about the setup you would do differently? Comment below and let me know!

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