Food Production Lighting

Food Grade

Food manufacturing facilities and other food processing environments offer interesting lighting challenges. Typical concerns include minimising risk of glass fragments, airborne dust particles, high humidity, insect attraction and grease build-up.

Food Production

Proven Benefits

Kellwood's consultants can help support your HACCP food plan by specification of suitable lighting products, using lighting design software to achieve recommended lux levels. The reduced running temperature of LED lights helps lower the requirement for costly air conditioning. Further savings can be achieved through the application of smart controls to create an intelligent lighting system.

Typical Products of Interest

  • Corrosion Resistant Linear Fittings
  • High Efficacy High Bays
  • High CRI Luminaires
  • IP65 LED Panels
  • IP65 Downlights

Please contact us to find out about customised/bespoke product design for your lighting project if you have specific requirements.

Discuss your Food production lighting project

  • Cereal Manufacturers Lighting Design

Lux Levels for Food Areas

ApplicationTypical UseHorizontal
Eave (Lux)Emin/Eave
Food StorageDrying, Fermentation, Preservation200>0.4>80<25-
Food Sorting/PreparationCutting, Milling, Mixing, Packing, Washing300>0.6>80<25-
Critical ZonesSlaughter House, Butchers, Dairies, Sugar Refineries500>0.6>80<25-
Food ProductionMachine Operation, Kitchen Duties500>0.6>80<22-
InspectionQuality Control, Sorting, Decoration500>0.6>80<22-
Colour InspectionQuality Control1000>0.7>90<16-

IMPORTANT NOTE: data is compiled from cold-storage-specific lighting publications. However, these are recommendations only; careful consideration must go into every unique environment.

Popular Features and Accessories

Wattage Range




Glass Free

Glass Free

Low Glare

Low Glare

NSF Certified

NSF Certified Options


Wireless Lighting Controls for food production

Wireless Lighting Controls suitable for Food Production

Kellwood's wireless lighting controls in an food production can offer numerous benefits, such as energy efficiency, cost savings, operational efficiency, improved maintenance, and scalability.

What Kellwood Offers Food Production

  • Variety of suitable products and variants
  • Consultation and Lighting Design
  • ROI/Payback analysis
  • Minimised energy/maintenance costs
  • Optional Installation Service

Food Grade Lighting

Food grade lighting is a requirement in food manufacturing and processing facilities where luminaires will often be subject to rigorous wash downs using pressure jets and potentially corrosive cleaning chemicals to maintain hygiene.

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