Storage Container Lighting

Best Type of Storage LED Container Lighting

Shipping containers are 20 FT or 40 FT long and 8-foot-wide narrow spaces with relatively short ceilings. We have designed a sufficient linear LED lighting system with a magnetic mount for the fixture. These 4 FT linear LED fixtures are ideal for this space as they easily lighten up a much larger area with the spread-out light beam reflecting and bouncing off the side walls of the containers.

A good secondary option is to have Solar Kit power LED Flood lights shining into the container. The fixtures and the panels mount with magnets on the right corner to see into the Container and –mounted on the twist lock  light to provide external lighting around the Shipping Container.

We also offer vapor-tight and explosion-proof LED container lights and LED Flood lights.

What Type of Lights Should Be Used Inside a Shipping Container?

Shipping containers are not a very large space with a relatively low ceiling height. Therefore, you do not have to overpower the space with powerful lights. We use both 2 FT and 4 FT Vapor Tight light fixtures with 1 or 2LED light tubes in each fixture.

The number of lights and the type of lights are all based on your actual lighting needs inside the container. If you are using the containers just for general storage, without having to read fine print on items, then 1 or 2 fixtures is all you might need. If it’s a larger 40 FT container, then 3 or 4 fixtures might be the solution. How many hours a day someone is going to be in the Shipping Container and the type of work they are going to do inside the container will also help determine the type of LED solution.

20 FT Container

General storage:          1 to 3 light fixtures

Working 1 to 8 hours:  2 to 4 light fixtures

40 FT Container

General storage:          1 to 3 light fixtures

Working 1 to 8 hours:  3 to 4 light fixtures

LED Wet Location Lighting for Shipping Containers

We provide LED light fixtures that are rated for wet locations – IP65 or better. You should always be aware of your fixture’s IP rating and that it will withstand any moisture issues.

Can I have Lights on the outside of my shipping Container storage unit?

Suninone can design a system that has lighting on the inside of your shipping Container and Flood Lights mounted to the twist Lock at 1 or up to all 4 corners of the container.

Types of LED Flood Lights for the outside of the Container

  • 10 watts
  • 20 watts
  • 30 watts
  • 50 watts

Number of Operating Hours for Exterior Flood Lighting each Night

  • 8 hours
  • Dusk to dawn
  • Motion sensing

Why is it important that you know how long you are going to be in the Shipping Container each day?

We customize every solar kit we build to meet the number of hours you generally use the LEDs lights in 1 day or 2 days’ time. There are different sizes of the solar panels and the amount of battery storage are both dependent on how much you are going to use the lighting in a single day, the actual location of the installed system, and the historical weather data for that area

The longer you use the lighting system each day, the more solar power and battery storage will be needed to operate the LEDs. And if you are going to use the system more than four hours per day, you will need to have 3 days of battery storage to support the need for lights for times when there is inclement weather such as cloudy or snowy days. 

Can you get AC power in your Shipping Container?

Yes, our Solar Power and LED Lighting Kits can run the lights and provide AC power at 120 volts or 230 volts ranging from 250 watts to 3KW of power.  Size of the kit is directly dependent on the usage. 

If you want to know the size of the kit, it will be based on your load and how many hours a day you are going to run that load. 

An Example:

                   250 Watt load for 8 hours a day is 2000 watts per day

                   500 Watt load for 6 hours a day is 3000 watts per day

Your SUNINONE engineer needs to know what type of equipment you need power for and the specific wattage and voltage of each component so that we can properly design the system to meet your needs.

Do you need phone charging? We can include a USB Charger built into the battery box

Are you needing to trickle charge 12V,24V, 36V to 48V Battery Banks?Then we need to know the size of the batteries you will need to charge, and whether you’re charging the batteries in the daytime or nighttime, and how fast you need to recharge those batteries.

Do you need to charge a golf cart, Polaris, or all terrain vehicles?

How many Shipping Containers can you light with a single Solar LED Light Kit?

That depends on how bright you want it. Here are some simple guidelines to follow:

  1. 20 ft container – 1 to 3 lights
  2. 40 ft container – 1 to 4 lights
  3. 40 ft container – 2 to 8 lights
  4. 40 ft container – 3 to 12 lights
  5. 40 ft container – 4 to 16 lights
  6. 40 ft container – 5 to 20 lights
  7. 40 ft container – 6 to 24 lights

We can engineer your solar kit to operate multiple containers at the same time, but those containers will need to be placed right next to each other. If they’re not next to each other, then you will need more than one kit.  One of our kits can light up to 6 shipping containers sitting in the general area. 


LED Lights Are Available for Hazardous Materials Stored Inside Shipping Containers

If you storage Container where you store products that produce an explosive vapor environment, then you should use explosion-proof lighting fixtures. The vapors tight fixtures are non-corrosive but can be non-explosive, but if not then a vapor-tight light fixture should be considered. We have all these fixtures available if needed.

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