New LED factory lighting provides energy savings of over 70%

LED lighting is ideal for manufacturing facilities – excellent light levels are vital to support a safe working environment and high-quality products. LED specialist Earlsmann has recently worked with Centreline Machine Guards Ltd to upgrade the lighting at its Wolverhampton-based factory. The new LED lights provide energy savings of over 70% – paying back Centreline’s initial investment within two years.

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Before: Traditional SON lighting did not provide the required light levels and was expensive to maintain After: The new LED lighting has transformed the factory and saves over 70% in energy costs

Grant funding supports SMEs to upgrade to LEDs

Following an Earlsmann campaign promoting the availability of grants to fund SMEs in green improvements – such as low-energy lighting upgrades – Centreline realised it was eligible and approached Earlsmann to assess its factory lighting. Earlsmann found that the general lighting needed improvement; maintenance costs were rising and light levels fell below guidelines set by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Embracing the change – replacing traditional lighting with LEDs

The existing lighting at Centreline’s factory included 15 low bay lights with 400W SON lamps. Some fittings were not in working order and the rest had suffered depreciation in light output due to age. Earlsmann created a new lighting design using Relux software based on anticipated light levels of around 400 lux and good uniformity. The existing fittings were replaced on a point-for-point basis with Earlsmann’s 135W Tonbridge bay fitting, offering a simplified installation process to minimise disruption. Tonbridge was specifically chosen as there is an internal crane running the length of the facility and the fitting is slim enough to accommodate this.

Cost-effective LED lighting offers instant benefits

Earlsmann’s LED solution delivered a significant improvement in light levels and is virtually maintenance-free, while creating savings of over 70% in energy use – providing a return on investment within two years. The new lighting supports safer working and allows the existing crane to operate. It also cuts CO2 emissions by around ten tonnes a year, boosting Centreline’s environmental credentials.

A complete solution from Earlsmann, the LED experts

Earlsmann provided the client with a ‘one stop shop’ service, drawing on its design expertise and knowledge of guidelines to provide a turnkey solution. Earlsmann also liaised with the installation contractor, Davis Hudson & Co Ltd, and the funding provider to deliver the upgrade project on time and to budget.

Earlsmann – your experienced partner in creating total LED lighting solutions

Earlsmann has many years’ experience in the LED marketplace. The company provides a comprehensive range of lighting solutions to suit every interior and exterior application.

Find out more about Earlsmann’s commercial lighting, call us on 08456 434 740 or email

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