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NSF Certified LED Brewery Lights

Brewery specific NSF Fixtures are for wash down brewery locations where cleanliness is paramount. They ensure the environment remains safe and contamination free. These lights are able to withstand high pressure hot water and the rigors of wash-downs.

Our LED Brewery Lights meet all the stringent NSF guidelines. Designed to replace 250W to 750W HID and Metal Halide. These stylish brewery-ready high bays provide bright light for a safe work place. We also have a line-up for linear fixtures that are IP69K rated, easily replacing any existing fluorescent fixture you may have. View our fixtures below for brewery lighting ideas.

 

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Why choose MyLEDLightingGuide Brewery Lights?

Brewery Walk In Cooler Lighting Solution

Our customer with a brewery in Florida needed a fixture that could withstand a cold, damp environment. We recommended our 31W LED Vapor Tight Light Fixtures. The end result was uniform lighting that can withstand this particular environment.

1. NSF Certified LED Lights

 
 
 
 

NSF = National Sanitation Foundation International. NSF is the certification and regulatory body for food and beverage safety in the USA. NSF certification is what commercial buyers and health departments look for. LED lights get certified under this program.

Our NSF Certified lights have been installed in both food safe and beverage operations. We can replace 250W to 750W HID lights with our NSF Safe LED Fixtures.

 

2. Wet Location Fixtures

 
 
 
 

IP rating designates a fixtures ability to keep out both dust and water. The first digit of the IP score designates dust protection, the second designates water protection. A water protection score of 5 or above helps protect your fixtures from water intrusion.

MyLEDLightingGuide offers IP66 rated NSF Safe LED Fixtures. This ensures your fixtures are water safe for years of trouble free operation. We also offer IP69K linear fixtures that can withstand high pressure hot water streams.

IP66 rated lighting fixtures can withstand general jet spray. If they get dirty you can rinse them with water.

3. Efficacy (Lumens Per Watt)

 

140 lumens / watt

 

Luminous efficacy is the true measure of a bulb’s efficiency. It indicates the lumens produced for every watt of electricity consumed. LEDs are more efficient than traditional bulbs with a higher luminous efficacy. High quality LEDs have awesome efficacy ratings. 

Our beverage safe fixtures are rated at  130-140 lumens/watt. 

Trade off between initial cost and long term savings?

A higher efficiency LED product costs more than lower efficiency units. The savings over the life of the product is more than the initial investment needed to upgrade. So if you're looking to maximize savings when converting to LED, choose the higher efficiency product.

4. Color Temperature Options

 

5000K

 

Color temperature or correlated color temperature, measures the temperature of a light source. The Kelvin scale measures a bulb's color temperature. Bulbs with a low color temperature produce warm light (in the red, orange, and yellow spectrum). Those with a high color temperature produce cool light (in blue and white spectrum).

Our LED NSF fixtures are 5000K and provide bright high quality lighting for your indoor areas.

5. Light Quality: Color Rendering Index

70 CRI
80 CRI
90 CRI

 

Where food and beverages are handled, the light fixtures must have a very high color rendering index. The FDA and USDA require general processing lights have at least a 70 CRI.

LEDs have a higher color rendering index than traditional lighting systems. This plays a crucial role in enhancing visibility and mitigating risk. Defects in products become easier to spot and misplaced objects are easier to find.

In beverage processing environments, proper color rendering is vital for assuring product quality. A high CRI is also crucial for compliance as it is one of the things beverage safety inspectors look at. 

LEDs have a higher color rendering index than traditional lighting systems. This plays a crucial role in enhancing visibility and mitigating risk. Defects in beverages become easier to spot and misplaced objects are easier to find.

LED lights with a high CRI allows for better quality inspections. Where visual inspections occur, like on a conveyor belt, LEDs make the job easier. LEDs not only have a high CRI, they are low-maintenance and ensure there is no downtime. Our LED Brewery lights are 70+ CRI. Contact us if you require a higher CRI.

6. Beam Angles: Proper Light Distribution

50°
90°
120°

 

The beam angle is what determines the distribution of light. A wide beam angle produces softer light and distributes it better to different areas of a room.

A narrow beam angle produces concentrated light good for accent lighting. It makes the light more intense and focused.

Our LED beverage safe lights are available in a range of beam angles: from 50° (narrow) to 120° (wide).

Beam Angle Selection

Ask us to run a lighting photometric to determine the perfect light and beam angle for your indoor space. Look at both the foot candle measurements and max/min ratios to make sure your space is bright and uniform.

Lighting Standards in the Food and Beverage Industry

Food and beverage processing plants have the highest standards of sanitation protocols and cleanliness. They undergo stringent inspections. The National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF International) has stringent compliance standards. They look at a facility’s condition and the degree of contact with ingredients, direct or indirect contact.

The foundation classifies equipment used in food and beverage processing environments into three zones:

1. Splash Zone

In this area, direct contact with consumables isn't expected. Liquids used for cleaning can splash or spill on the fixtures surfaces. In splash zones, high-pressure hose wash-downs occur. Splash zones include damp or wet process areas. These are areas that use hose wash-downs, and high-pressure purging or decontamination areas.

2. Non-food Zone

In this zone there isn't any direct contact with consumables under normal working conditions. The light fixtures used are not exposed to wash-downs or splashes. They have to be well protected against dirt, debris and cleaning solvents. Non consumable zones include food storage areas, dry and damp process areas, and kitchens.

3. Food Zone

In this zone, there is direct contact with consumables. This zones certification usually applies to equipment not related to lighting. These include work tables and cutting boards.

 

According to NSF International regulations, light fixtures must have IP65 or higher ratings. The lights must have UL or ETL Listing for damp and wet locations. In hazardous locations, use vapor-tight, clean-room rated lighting fixtures.

One mistake beverage processing facilities make is to use common industrial light fixtures. Lighting fixtures used in beer facilities must work in sanitary conditions.

The lighting fixtures used must follow the regulations set by NSF International. They depend on the environment of a particular area. There are usually different environments in one beverage processing plant. Each environment has its own lighting requirements.

How LED Lighting Greatly Impacts Beverage Safety

Food Processing Lighting

To enhance safety and productivity, the beverage industry relies on powerful lighting systems. This is why beverage processing facilities are switching from conventional lighting to LED. LED lighting complies with the stringent regulations that are set by the FDA and the USDA.

The adoption of LED in the beverage industry will reach $80 billion yearly by 2020. Beverage and Food processing and manufacturing plants are leading the rest in the adoption of LED. LEDs offer great solutions to then complex and challenging conditions of these environments.

LEDs can help decrease thermal damage and degradation of ingredients. They are perfect for cold storage applications. Research shows that in post harvest, LEDs preserves and enhances ingredients nutritive qualities. They also lower fungal infections. LEDs paired with photo sensitizers or catalysts can make pathogenic bacteria in ingredients inactive. This helps preserve the freshness of ingredients in the post harvest stage.

Since LEDs are solid state, they are devoid of fragile parts and glass. Dangerous chemicals and parts cannot escape and contaminate ingredients. LEDs also give off very little heat. This means cooking processes are not affected by higher temperatures caused by lighting. 

Why LED NSF Lights are Recommended for Beverage Processing Facilities

1. Lower Ownership Costs

 

Most beverage facilities switch to LED technology because of two motivators. Compliance and efficiency. The true value of LED lighting comes from its lower ownership costs. For many beverage facilities, expecting a ROI on lighting is a non-issue. The case is different with LED technology. The lighting usually pays for itself in less than 8 months to 2 years.

The initial costs of converting to LED are higher than HID and fluorescent lamps. But the cost of ownership is much lower. LED lights last up to 10 times longer than other lighting technologies. This means you will not have to replace them often. Their long life expectancy reduces both downtime, maintenance costs, and labor costs.

Lower Maintenance Costs with LED Image

Traditional lighting fixtures have a very steep degradation curve. From the moment you turn them on, their lumens start to degrade. At half life, HID bulbs are only 50% as bright as a brand new bulb. They have very short lifespans and have to be frequently replaced. They offer no return on investment.

Installing LED lighting is a great investment. Lumen degradation is very slow. They stay bright for a very long time. LED processing lights can last 5-10 years. With LED, ROI helps pay and justify the investment costs of adopting the technology.

LED Safe Lighting - Reduced Operating Costs

LED Fixtures should operate trouble free for 10+ years, assuming 12 hour work days, 7 days a week.

2. It Lowers Energy Consumption

 

The main reason LED lights are popular is because they offer huge energy savings. Before LED, beverage facilities used HID or fluorescent lamps.

But since none of these lights are efficient, facilities wasted a lot of resources and labor on them. Lighting was more of a liability than an asset. But with LED technology, lighting becomes an asset –because it pays for itself over and over again.

When you convert to LED technology, you can lower the energy consumption of your facility by up to 75%. And if you pair LED lighting with lighting controls, energy savings can go up to 90%. LEDs have a very high luminous efficacy and do not need a lot of electricity to produce many lumens.

A 400-watt metal halide bulb consumes approximately 455 watts. It uses a ballast which also draws electricity. A 120-watt LED, designed to replace 400W HID, consumes 120 watts. What's more, the LED lamp will offer better light because of its high color rendering index. Their light is very high quality.

LED NSF Lighting - Reduced Electricity Costs

Comparing Metal Halide, you should expect a 60-75% savings when you replace with LED. Changing from fluorescent lighting to LED, you should expect a 50-65% savings.

Food Safe LED Lights

 

Rebates may be available at time of purchase. Adopting LED technology is not as expensive as you think. The best part is you'll be able to kill two birds with one stone. Get better lighting and create a safe working environment for your employees.

Our Brewery LED lights are DLC Premium Qualified and eligible for rebates. All our beverage grade light fixtures & solutions are UL or ETL listed for safety. Our DLC Qualified lights come with a 5-year warranty. Many utility companies offer rebates for DLC Qualified products.

 

3. Creates a Safe and Productive Work Environment

 

In a Brewery, lighting is very important for the safety and health of the employees. The better the lighting, the easier it is for employees to see hazards and avoid them. 

Maintaining proper lighting levels should be a priority in these facilities. Good lighting can help prevent trips, falls and slips.

Better safety = less accidents. This results in less worker compensation claims. Less time off from work related to injuries. Proper lighting prevents employees from dropping or knocking items into equipment.

Lighting creates an emotional response. Especially in a work environment where people spend the better part of their day. Good lighting communicates safety, clarity, and reflects sanitation. LED Lights in areas where ingredients are stored or processed can impact productivity & safety. LED's quality light provides a balance of contrast, brightness, and color rendition.

Lighting also improves visibility and promotes visual comfort. It can also affect the energy levels and mood of workers. Poor lighting in a facility with night work may cause drowsiness and fatigue. This may lead to accidents and injuries.

LEDs, unlike antiquated lighting fixtures, emit white light that is almost like sunlight. This light has a great effect on people; it reduces fatigue and makes them to feel more alert. One research study by the CDC discovered LEDs can help people to detect trip hazards – up to 95% faster. LED lighting alone can help decrease workplace accidents by a great margin.

LED lighting can benefit employees by lighting up important areas. When light's added to dim processing areas, safety & sanitation improves. It makes the task area safe and easy to navigate.

 

4. Think About the Foot Candles and Lux

 

The amount of light needed for beverage processing depends on the activities that take place. The more crucial the operation in safeguarding ingredients, the higher the light level. In critical processing areas where work's done with grinders, knives and saws, a minimum of 55 FC's required.

In areas where inspection on products occur, 110 FC's specified. Less intense light is required for less crucial areas. Walk-in refrigerators, receiving areas, restrooms, storage areas, and locker rooms need less FC's. The light must always be enough so operations get executed safely and efficiently.

 

Recommended Foot Candles and Lux for Different Areas of a Food and Beverage Processing Facility

AreaFoot CandlesLux
Areas for receiving raw materials20-30215-320
Food Processing areas55-65590-700
Product inspection areas110-1301180-1400
Packaging areas70-80750-860
Maintenance areas70-80750-860
Warehouse for ingredients20-30215-320
Bulk ingredient storage areas30-40320-430
Finished product warehouse20-30215-323
Administrative offices60-90645-970
Maintenance areas70-80750-860
Cafeteria40-50430-540
Restrooms and lockers30-50320-540

Before you Buy: Create a Lighting Plan 

So, how do you know what the end result will be and not risk making a big mistake?

Create a photometric analysis of your area so you can see the light levels simulated with the new lights. If you have a light meter, take a reading of your current light levels. Too much? Too little? You decide.

We create a lighting simulation of your area. You can compare your current light levels to your future light levels. That way, you will know what to expect after you install your new LED NSF certified fixtures.

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