Environmental concerns have long been a priority for Hero, which formed an internal energy efficiency committee in 2008. However, lighting maintenance was also a concern. Peter Bleuth, Electronic Maintenance Manager, said: “The fluorescent lamps with electromagnetic ballasts that we had required almost continuous repair, and due to the machinery below, it was often difficult to access with elevation systems. So a minimum requirement for us is easy access lighting systems.”
Energysaving LED lighting was able to meet all of Hero’s criteria. The 2xTL-D 58 W waterproof luminaires with electromagnetic ballasts were replaced with 44 Pacific LED waterproof luminaires. These durable lights create a comfortable working environment while meeting all required lighting standards.
Not only are the new lights very energy efficient, but they minimize maintenance too. Their long lifecycle means that, with an approximate use of 6,000 hours of use, they will not need to be maintained for at least five years.
Hero is using 50% less energy thanks to the new LED lighting installation. As a result, it has reduced its CO2 emissions by 55%, without compromising on lighting levels or quality.