An upgrade to high-bay LED lighting technology is saving the manufacturing plant an estimated $45,000 in annual energy costs.
With rigorous energy saving goals to meet, the Stanley Hydraulics facilities team wanted to invest in LED lighting for its energy-efficiency features and long-life, but was concerned it was out of their price range. As LEDs came down in cost and product options improved, the time was right to switch to the new technology. Metal halide and T8 lamps were replaced with LEDs, and occupancy controls were added throughout the plant. The lighting upgrade has reduced energy use and is saving Stanley an estimated 55 percent on their electricity bill in the first year.
Energy Trust’s Strategic Energy Management program helped this manufacturer better understand what it costs to turn on lights and machines, and how to find ways to reduce energy consumption throughout the year.
Read the full article in Energy Trust’s Industrial program newsletter, The Champion»