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Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) installs Goodlight™ retrofit LED lighting

Following a highly successful trial, the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) has installed Goodlight™ retrofit LED lighting within its 120,000ft² warehouse at Enderby in Leicestershire.

ESPO is one of the UK’s largest public sector professional buying organisations providing a comprehensive procurement service to enable customers to acquire a wide range of products and services at the best possible price in compliance with current UK and EU procurement rules and regulations. The organisation’s warehouse holds over 11,000 separate product lines, comprising educational office supplies, which are delivered to approximately 6,000 customers every week.

In line with its philosophy of obtaining best value, best performance and best price, ESPO examined the possibility of reducing costs whilst achieving optimum performance from the lighting system within the warehouse. Accordingly, the organisation’s Assistant Director (Operations), Phil Jones, asked Camberley-based LED Eco Lights to undertake a comprehensive survey. The survey resulted in the recommendation of the replacement of existing 400W metal halide lamps with the company’s Goodlight™ 100W LED high bay lamps.

Phil then consulted with existing customers of LED Eco Lights, including Rolls Royce and the Environment Agency, before agreeing to an on-site trial of the proposed retrofit high bay lighting. The advantages were immediate and spectacular as Phil explains, "The difference that the Goodlight™ high bays made was outstanding. They produce a crisp daylight colour which provides a much improved working environment that’s been welcomed by our staff. Also, we now consume 77% less electricity than previously throughout a 17 hour working day."

Following the trial, LED Eco Lights supplied a complete Goodlight™ retrofit system with the lamps suspended at a height of 12 metres thereby providing consistent illumination throughout the warehouse. Significantly, with the installation at such a height, ongoing maintenance costs have been eliminated due to the complete reliability of the Goodlight™ high bays.

"We haven’t had a single failure," says Phil. "Maintenance at this high level is now non-existent, as there are no bulbs or control gear to fail. Also, there’s no glass to clean on the fittings which we used to do twice a year to maintain lux levels."

Unsurprisingly, the acclaimed success of the Goodlight™ retrofit lighting within the warehouse led Phil to consider replacement of 250W SON floodlights operating in the organisation’s service yard and lorry park. These lights provide illumination throughout the hours of darkness, 365 days a year. LED Eco lights supplied Goodlight™ 80W industrial floodlights which has seen electricity consumption fall by 70%. "Not only have we made additional impressive savings in energy costs," says Phil. "We now have a lighting system that is glare-free in both wet and dry conditions. Consequently, it’s now much safer for the lorry drivers and other yard personnel when manoeuvring and parking vehicles during the evening and night."

Goodlight™ retrofit LED lighting offers a long lifespan, very low power consumption and can provide dramatic cost savings which result in extremely short payback periods. LED Eco Lights’ extensive range is already fitted in many industrial and commercial environments including factories, warehouses, retail outlets, car parks, hospitals, universities, leisure centres and offices. Significant funding is available for many applications and carbon and cost-saving surveys can be carried out before installation to demonstrate the level of savings that can be achieved.

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