LED lighting provides swift payback on investment for Leicestershire factory

LED lighting is ideal for manufacturing facilities – providing excellent light levels that support safer, more efficient working conditions. LED specialist Earlsmann recently worked with SP (Leicester) Ltd, a sheet metal specialist, to upgrade lighting at its 24,000 square foot premises. The new LED lighting is helping SP to save over 80% in ongoing lighting energy and maintenance costs, achieving payback in under 2.5 years.

Before: The old high-bay and batten fixings provided inadequate light levels, and did not meet health and safety requirements. After: The new LED lighting has created a brighter, safer, more pleasant environment and is creating savings of over 80% in energy and maintenance costs.

Assessing current lighting to determine the right LED solution

SP was aware that its existing lighting provision was no longer sufficient to support safe and efficient working. Earlsmann visited the client’s premises to assess the lighting throughout its manufacturing area. There were 40 high-bay fittings housing 400W SON lamps, and 22 twin six-foot batten fixings. Many were not working, while others had deteriorated badly – light levels fell way below CIBSE guidelines. There was also no emergency lighting provision and some of the existing wiring was hazardous; the site was urgently in need of a lighting upgrade.

Need instant lighting improvements? LED to the rescue…

Earlsmann designed new LED lighting tailored to SP’s needs, using Tonbridge 100W LED fittings to bring light levels up to a 330-lux average – comfortably meeting the guidelines set out by CIBSE. New trunking was installed across the ceiling to facilitate installation, and an emergency lighting system was included to ensure the site now meets all health and safety requirements.

Switch to LED today and benefit from ongoing savings

Since the LEDs were installed, SP has reported an 84% reduction in load – creating huge energy savings and reducing the company’s carbon footprint by 25 tonnes a year. The lighting has created a brighter, safer, more pleasant environment for factory staff, and is virtually maintenance-free due to its longevity and reliability. Earlsmann worked closely with installer InterLED to design a solution that avoided costly remedial work, maximising the benefits of SP’s investment – the new lighting will pay for itself in under 2.5 years.

Earlsmann – your experienced partner in creating total LED lighting solutions

Earlsmann has many years’ experience in the LED marketplace, providing a comprehensive range of lighting solutions to suit every interior and exterior application. In-house designers use Relux modelling to create innovative solutions tailored to client requirements.

Find out more about Earlsmann’s commercial lighting products, call 08456 434 740 or email sales@earlsmann.co.uk.

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