Industrial lighting systems are exposed to vibration from nearby heavy-duty equipment, as well as wind. Such elements become amplified when the units are mounted on a pole. Read on to understand how to address and reduce vibration-related issues for Industrial LED lights in rugged work environments.
Sources of Vibration
In outdoor work sites, such as construction, light poles are prone to random blasts of wind. Such locations can be areas with minimal buildings or obstructions to redirect wind, as well as high elevation or mountainous regions.
Interestingly, poles at heights 20 feet (or higher) are more likely to experience strong vibration from windy elements. As mentioned earlier, drills, road traffic and pumps can also contribute to vibration for LED lights. Over time, the sources of vibration may result in minor cracks. The presence of extreme heat is known to streamline vibration-related damage.
Preventing Vibration in Light Poles
LEDs, due to their solid state design, are capable of withstanding vibration better than traditional light sources with loose filaments. Because of this, upgrading to industrial LED lights is one of the most effective ways to address vibration. Additionally, LEDs come with longer lifespans and superior illuminative properties.
Other solutions for reducing vibration for light poles and industrial LED lights include the installation of vibration dampeners. The components are designed to absorb shaky elements, so that it can be moved away from sensitive parts of the pole.
Operators may also choose to setup internal chains from the top of the pole, which serves as an absorber. This option is effective for lightweight systems, ensuring the added weight from the chains will anchor the pole securely on the ground.
In order to properly address vibration, one must first know the type of vibration at the work site. Such types include: first mode and second mode vibration.