Requirements for lighting in food and beverage processing

Requirements for lighting in food and beverage processing

Lighting in food and beverage factories has always been an important part of food safety and quality control of manufacturing processes. The particularity of the food industry has stricter requirements on the lighting facilities of food production workshops.

Reasonable lighting can not only provide sufficient light for operation but also effectively improve work efficiency. In addition, comfortable workshop lighting can also enhance the sense of safety in food and beverage processing.

For a long time, many food factories, especially small and medium-sized food factories, have not paid enough attention to lighting facilities. Some food factories still use traditional light sources such as high-pressure sodium, metal halide, and even incandescent lamps. These traditional light sources not only have the outstanding shortcomings of low light efficiency, high energy consumption, low waterproof level, short service life, and high operating costs but also have the safety risks of being explosive and fragile. To this end, for the lighting facilities of food factory workshops, some relevant departments have also formulated relatively strict standards to further regulate the lighting of food factories.

Food factory lighting requirements

The light intensity should meet the needs of indoor workshop production and operation, and the light source should be able to present the true color of the processed food. For example, the processing table of a meat processing factory should be over 220LUX; the acceptance table should be over 540LUX; the pre-cooling room and aisle should be over 110LUX, and the light cannot change the color of the ingredients themselves. And the lighting must not prevent workers from inspecting and controlling contamination, as well as identifying product defects. This requirement is not only for the lamps and lanterns to have strong luminous brightness, but also to have a high color rendering index for the lamps. Just like the Diamond series NSF certificate high bay light, using top-grade LED chips, the brightness is doubled compared with ordinary workshop lamps. Color rendering index>80, the color is more real and natural.

Lighting products with directly exposed bulbs should be avoided, and those with explosion-proof protective covers should be preferred to avoid damage to personnel from broken lamps and contamination of food processing raw materials, packaging materials, semi-finished products, finished products, etc. To prevent the risk of objects caused by broken lamps protective covers or explosion-proof lamps should be installed. For workshops with special dust-proof requirements, lamps that are easy to accumulate dust should be avoided as much as possible, so lamps with dust-proof properties and easy to clean and maintain are preferred.

The Diamond series NSF certificate high bay light adopts an integrated lampshade design, the lampshade not only has good sealing performance, and can effectively prevent water and dust, but also has the characteristics of high light transmittance and high heat dissipation efficiency. In addition to effectively avoiding the safety problems caused by the explosion of the lamp, it also has the characteristics of anti-corrosion. It can be installed in a workshop that is prone to humidity. Such as soybean products, aquatic products processing workshops, meat pretreatment rooms, etc. It can also be installed in food production workshops with more dust, such as grain processing workshops, starch workshops, solid beverage workshops, etc.

In the daily equipment inspection of the factory workshop, it is also necessary to conduct regular inspections of the lighting facilities. The machinery and equipment need to be regularly maintained and repaired, and the same is true for the lamps. In order to reduce the maintenance cost of the lamp, the driver of the Diamond series NSF certificate high bay light adopts Philips & Meanwell’s high-quality constant current driver, which ensures the stability of current and voltage, no flicker frequency, and longer service life.


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