The NLB Guide to Industrial Lighting

This is the Bureau’s most current industrial lighting “how-to” guide for non-technical readers. Coverage includes the many benefits of good industrial lighting such as better productivity, fewer rejects, enhanced safety, and less equipment downtime, among many others, plus discussion of industrial lighting system components and techniques for modifying these components to save energy. Also covered: conducting an industrial lighting system audit, major lighting concerns and terms (including a glossary), putting together an industrial lighting management plan, and “calculation examples” that show you how to calculate savings and costs.

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