Warehouse operators are always looking for ways to reduce their overheads. Reducing electricity bills by making the warehouse environmentally friendly is one cost saving option. Poor lighting is the biggest single consumer of electricity in warehouses, accounting for 34% of warehouse electricity bills. Converting to LED lighting is the quickest way for warehouses to reduce energy use and overheads.

This article was first published in the October 15th 2021 issue of Warehouse & Logistics News, subscribe to the magazine by clicking here.

Well done to Tungsram whose new Highbays are extremely lightweight when compared to the light output. These highbays have all unnecessary weight stripped out whilst maintaining the required amount of heat dissipation to ensure a long life. Energy savings are at the top of most customer’s agendas, so the expectation is that lighting is on only when needed. Auriso and Duros have on-board sensors that control lighting based on motion (SN), daylight harvesting and motion sensing (RFM) or simply on/off (RFS).

National energy solutions provider EcolightingUK has announced the consolidation of its three divisions to form Eco UK Group. The Ecolighting, Ecomech and Ecolectrical divisions will be brought together under the new brand to provide a streamlined service for its customers and support the continued advancement of the organisation’s service offerings. Following consistent growth, the Group continues to respond to the growing demand for energy-saving solutions across the UK’s industrial and commercial sectors.

Congratulations to UK Energy Watch which helped Rentokil Pest Control’s warehouse in Preston make huge savings through the installation of LED lighting. The existing lighting in the warehouse wasn’t performing to it’s full ability and wasn’t a clean source of light, instead appearing more yellow than white. After an energy efficiency audit the warehouse had an LED lighting install fully funded by UK Energy Watch and saved over £23,000 in annual energy savings.

The Zumtobel Group lighting brands, Zumtobel and Thorn, are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Multimodal event at the Birmingham NEC, Stand 9052 on Wednesday 19th through to Friday 21st October. Spanning three days, Multimodal presents unrivalled community networking and valuable, much missed, face-to-face contact. Alongside the exhibition and award ceremony, the Zumtobel Group representatives Neil Raithatha, Head of Marketing UK, and Sophie Parry, Technical Application Consultant, will present a company overview and a good look at the alignment between sustainability and lighting.

It is encouraging to see the lighting suppliers providing warehouses with energy saving lighting solutions.

George Simpson

Features Editor

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