Illuminating the Way to Efficient and Safe Lighting Solutions

With a firm belief in the power of innovative lighting technology, we are committed to revolutionizing the way businesses light up their spaces while enhancing energy efficiency. Today, we delve into the intricacies of LED lighting installation. We want to shed light on the potential challenges of having mixed loads on the same electrical panel, specifically combining LED lighting with machinery.

LED Lights: An Evolution in Illumination Technology

As an industry-leading LED lighting manufacturer, we take pride in the numerous advantages our products offer over traditional lighting solutions. LED lights have proven to be the ultimate choice for commercial and industrial settings. This Is due to their energy efficiency, longer lifespan, lower maintenance costs, and superior light quality. However, it is crucial to emphasize that the performance of LEDs is directly linked to the quality of their installation.

The Vital Role of Proper Installation

At Big Shine LED, we understand that the true potential of LED lighting can only be realized through meticulous installation practices. Unlike metal halides or other forms of efficient lighting, LED lights are sensitive to voltage transients. These transients, which are brief fluctuations in voltage, can have adverse effects on LED performance if not managed effectively during installation.

Mixed Loads and the Risks Involved

One of the key concerns associated with mixed loads on the same electrical panel is the combination of LED lighting and machinery. The simultaneous use of LED lighting and machinery might seem convenient. However, it can lead to significant issues if not properly addressed.

Inrush Current and Its Implications

One particular issue that arises from having mixed loads on the same electrical panel is the concept of inrush current. Inrush current refers to the initial surge of current that occurs when electrical equipment, such as machinery, is powered on. This surge can be several times higher than the normal operating current of the equipment, potentially causing voltage drops or fluctuations.

When machinery and LED lighting fixtures share the same electrical panel, the inrush current drawn by the machinery can create voltage transients that can negatively impact the performance and lifespan of the LED lights. These transients can cause flickering, reduced light output, or even premature failure of the LED fixtures.

The Solution: Separate Electrical Panels

To ensure optimal performance and longevity of LED lighting, we highly recommended to have separate electrical panels for different loads. Separating the electrical circuits for LED lighting and machinery significantly minimizes the risk of inrush current affecting the LED fixtures.

Additionally, employing surge protection devices (SPDs) can further safeguard the LED lighting system against transient voltage events. SPDs act as a shield, intercepting and diverting transient voltage spikes away from the LED fixtures. In this way, SPDs protect LEDs from potential damage.

As a leading manufacturer in the LED lighting industry, Big Shine LED emphasizes the significance of proper installation to harness the full potential of this revolutionary lighting technology.

Big Shine LED is dedicated to providing not only top-of-the-line LED lighting solutions but also valuable insights. We want to ensure a seamless integration of our products in any commercial or industrial setting. Illuminate your space with confidence, efficiency, and safety—choose Big Shine LED.