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Leverton Brothers Case Study

Leverton Brothers

The Leverton Brothers are a South Lincolnshire based grower of potatoes, sugarbeet, pulses, oilseeds, straw and grains.

The Requirement:

Prolite Projects were appointed to specify the correct lighting levels using the most efficient LED lighting possible within the Leverton Brothers‘ three zone climate controlled potato box store at Dyke Fen Farm, Bourne.  This included both general lighting, periodic potato inspection lighting and also external floodlighting to the perimeter of the building.

The Solution:

Using a range of foodsafe specification light fittings, the Prolite Project team fitted a range of food-safe fittings suitable for the application. The project demanded a combination of both highly efficient LED light output and uniform light levels required for the inspection of potatoes within all of the the 3 stores which the Prolite Project team achieved on budget.

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Stanhay Precision Seeders Case Study

Stanhay Precision Seeders

Stanhay Webb Ltd were looking for the design, supply and installation of an LED upgrade lighting system within their warehouse area.

Overview

The new system needed to offer an increase of light levels across the area whilst offering a 5-year maintenance free solution too. Inefficient fluorescent fittings were previously fitted across the site at 8m height which needed frequent maintenance using expensive access equipment and gave very poor light levels for the task of picking and packing orders.

The Requirement:

The client was looking for a low-cost, LED upgrade that guaranteed increased light output whilst reducing not only the company’s carbon footprint and energy usage, but a reduction in maintenance costs over the lifetime of the new system.

The Solution:

After a site evaluation, the Prolite lamps design team completed a lighting design for the area to ensure light levels would be increased to fall in line with CIBSE guidelines post installation. The design team recommended that high output LED High Bay Disc lights were installed – these have been proven to be the most cost effective, most efficient, low energy solution for this type of application whilst meeting the light level criteria set out by the client. These units were installed across the site upgrading the existing luminaires out of hours to ensure minimal inconvenience to the site.

The results were a massive 50% saving on energy usage, minimised maintenance costs, doubling of light levels and a return on investment in just 2.5 years. The 5 year product warranty guarantees that the site will achieve these savings.

Before LED

Stanhay Precision Seeders Before

After LED

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Hansons Case Study

Hanson

Hanson Cement is part of Hanson UK (a division of the Heidelberg Cement Group) which is split into four business lines – aggregates, concrete, asphalt and contracting and cement. Hanson UK operates around 300 manufacturing sites and employ over 3,500 people.

Overview

The Client, Hanson Cement Works at Ketton, Rutland, were looking for a 5-year maintenance free solution for their production and storage areas. The lighting system currently in place used inefficient sodium fitting which required frequent maintenance and the light levels within the production area was below industry lux recommendations for the task.

The Requirement:

The client was looking for a low-cost, higher light output solution to give an increased light output in the production and storage areas whilst at the same time reducing not only the companies carbon footprint and energy usage, but also the maintenance costs of maintaining the luminaires.

The Solution:

After a site evaluation, the Prolite technical team specified a high output range of LED high bay disc lights to be installed to increase the light output across the production areas where high light levels are critical for the task. T8 LED tubes were also installed in the production office and other enclosed working areas.

Microwave sensors were fitted to the high bay disc lights to only come on when movement was detected in the area giving the client further energy savings and a full project return on investment in under 1.5 years. The 5-year product warranty will guarantee that these savings will be made for the client.

The LUX levels on site taken from the initial survey = 250 lux average
The LUX levels on site post installation of the Prolite LED fittings = 501 lux average

Before LED

After LED

Energy Savings

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Annual Electricity Bill Before
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Annual Electricity Bill After

Energy Savings: £7,567.96 Per Annum
Extra savings from sensor £5,597.01
Total savings: £13,164.97

Frankia Case Study

Frankia

Frankia-GP GmbH are manufacturers of high end motorhomes and vans located in Marktschorgast in Bavaria, Germany.

Overview

The client was looking for a 3-year maintenance free solution for their production areas to replace the existing lighting system. Inefficient fluorescent fittings were fitted across the site which needed frequent maintenance and gave relatively poor light levels in the production areas.

The Requirement:

The client was looking for a low-cost, retro-fit solution to install across the site in Germany that guaranteed increased light output whilst reducing not only the company’s carbon footprint and energy usage, but a reduction in maintenance costs.

The Solution:

After a site evaluation, the Prolite technical team advised that high output LED T8 tubes be installed to increase the light output across the client’s production areas and achieve the targeted light levels required.

In total, 1200 units were installed across the site upgrading the existing luminaires with minimal inconvenience to production. The results were reduced power consumption, maintenance costs, disposal costs and increased the light output across all critical production areas.

Energy Savings

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Annual Electricity Bill After

Energy Savings: €27,797.92 Per Annum