Food processing environments are demanding. High-pressure washdowns. Corrosive cleaning solutions. Steam. Grease and oil. Freezing temperatures. In food and beverage processing, getting the lighting right is essential for success. Our food processing LED lighting solutions can handle it. From splash zones to loading docks, your food processing lighting system must endure tough conditions in challenging environments while consistently contributing to a clean, safe and visually effective workplace. And it must do all this in a cost-effective way.
Acuity Brands offers the best value in food processing lighting through an extensive portfolio of lighting and control products that support a safe and sanitary environment. Our solutions help minimize costs associated with energy and maintenance labor, while helping you meet the stringent environmental and illumination requirements of food processing facilities.
A: A typical food processing lighting facility consists of a number of distinct areas. The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) classified areas are often the most important: food zones, splash zones and non-food zones. Then you have warehousing, staging and distribution areas, including cold storage and non-conditioned storage areas. Most facilities have hazardous classified areas, and, lastly, all food processing lighting facilities have general indoor and outdoor areas that include offices, lobbies, corridors, loading docks and parking lots.
A: Typical food processing LED lighting applications that are considered “non-food zones” include kitchens, food storage, dry process areas and damp process areas.
A: Food processing lighting fixtures must be able to withstand daily washdowns required to prevent bacteria growth or harborage of other contaminants and must be able to endure the corrosive effects of cleaning solutions. Because some areas of the facility are refrigerated, food processing lighting fixtures must be able to turn on and deliver appropriate light levels in sub-zero temperatures.