Australia replaced their factory lighting with LEDs which were developed and installed by ESIC Lighting.
The new lights are brighter and more energy efficient, as well as featuring motion and daylight sensing controlled wirelessly through a mobile app.
Lighting electricity consumption has reduced by 83%, saving Caronlab $12,700 per annum, whilst reducing CO2 emissions equivalent to 366 flights from Melbourne to Sydney.
What did the project entail?
Caronlab Australia, a
manufacturer of quality salon products located in North Geelong, have replaced
their 4,100 m2 factory’s inefficient and costly 400W mercury vapour
highbay lighting with more energy efficient 160W LED equivalents, supplied by
ESIC Lighting (a Geelong-based lighting specialist).
Not only is the new
lighting both brighter and flicker-free, reducing eye-strain and headaches, the
LEDs also have a lifetime more than three-times longer than the vapour lamps
they’ve replaced; saving money and downtime spent constantly replacing faulty bulbs.
How do the lights operate?
ESIC’s PUK series LED
highbays feature motion and daylight sensing; fully autonomous, they turn
off automatically when not needed.
Their operational settings can also be
adjusted wirelessly through the use of a mobile app; allowing the user to
adjust desired timeout following motion detection, as well as both operational
and standby brightness levels to optimise lighting levels and maximise energy
What was achieved through the lighting replacement?
Through the replacement of
highbay lighting alone, Caron Laboratories is estimated to save $12,700 every
year on electricity costs alone(1), with more savings expected through reduced
bulb replacement and the labour costs associated with it.
They will also be
reducing their CO2 emissions by approximately 27.2 Metric Tons per year; the
equivalent CO2 emissions from 366 flights from Melbourne to Sydney!(2)
||Actual measured lighting
consumption reduced from 127.05kWh to 21.87kWh per day, electricity costs
assumed at $0.33 per kWh.
||QANTAS offset calculator at 78kg CO2 per
flight - Carbon Offsetting at Qantas.
How was development supported?
Through funding supplied by
Cleantech Innovations Geelong, ESIC lighting was able to develop the Integrated
Intelligence software, which allows the energy efficient lights to be dimmed
when sufficient ambient light is present and when space is unoccupied.