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Why Should You Consider Using Microwave Sensors in Warehouse Lighting

30 June 2023

Why Should You Consider Using Microwave Sensors in Warehouse Lighting?

Microwave sensors use high frequency radio waves, that operate in a similar way to radar. They work by picking up changes in the reflected radio waves. For this reason, they are particularly useful in large areas such as warehouses, as they have the capability to more accurately detect movement and motion. The designated response can then be actioned instantly.

By thinking about this in terms of lighting, it is clear to see the advantages. Warehouses are large areas to illuminate, and, should they be lit unnecessarily, that is a huge waste of energy. By reducing energy consumption, this has clear environmental benefits and cost savings.

Microwave technology is not affected by higher ambient temperatures, which is a risk with infrared sensors. This delivers better reliability in warehouses that are prone to operating at higher temperature levels, either intentionally because the stock requires it, or simply because it is difficult to keep cool in warmer months.

Looking at Cosmos™ from LED lighting specialist Aurora Lighting as an example, this is a high-power, 1-10V dimming LED highbay. While this will offer superior lighting in large warehouse spaces, if it is illuminating the space when there is no need, this would result in wasted energy and unnecessary expenditure.

This is why Aurora Lighting has ensured a microwave sensor can be added, which is ideal for low footfall warehouses aisles and areas to ensure lights are only on when required.

For more information on Cosmos click here.