By providing natural daylight during the day, reducing the use for artificial electrical lighting, daylight systems can significantly reduce the energy consumption of logistics spaces resulting in considerable energy cost savings. Daylight systems are a very sustainable method of lighting such areas as the benefits are not only in energy bill savings but also a reduction in the impact on the environment.
Sustainability in logistics
Sustainability is an integral part of the logistics sector. In 2018, the number of sustainable distribution centres grew by more than 25 percent. Replacing artificial electrical light with daylight systems is an important sustainable investment. Daylight tubes provide diffused light whilst retaining the insulation values of the logistics building.
As of 2018, a third of all newly constructed distribution centres are BREEAM certified. The inclusion of "daylighting" within the building is a major criteria for BREEAM certification. A daylighting system can be integrated into both new construction or renovation projects and typically installation requires very few or no alterations to the buildings construction.
Light during the hours of darkness with a daylight system
The logistics sector works during both the day and night time hours. Therefore, good lighting within logistics areas is also essential in the evening . Daylight systems can be complemented with integral high efficiency, low energy TechLed artificial light fixtures. as the daylight diminishes. The TechLED fixtures can be operated automatically by a range of sensors such as a light sensor which would switch the system to artificial lighting when the daylight diminishes.