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Case Study Sustainability

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 educa- tional offi ce 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 organisa- tion’s assistant director (operations), Phil Jones, asked Camberley-based LED Eco Lights to undertake a comprehensive survey. The survey resulted in the recommenda- tion of the replacement of existing 400W metal halide lamps with the company’s Goodlight 100W LED high-bay lamps. Phil then consulted with existing custom-


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SPO is one of the UK’s largest public sector professional buying organisations, providing a com- prehensive procurement service

ers of LED Eco Lights, including Rolls Royce and the Environment Agency, before agree- ing to an on-site trial of the proposed retrofi t 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 previ- ously throughout a 17-hour working day.” Following the trial, LED Eco Lights supplied a complete Goodlight retrofi t system with the lamps suspended at a height of 12m, thereby providing consistent illumination throughout the warehouse. Signifi cantly, with the installa- tion at such a height, ongoing maintenance costs have been eliminated due to the com- plete 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 fi ttings, which we used to do twice a year to maintain lux levels.”


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Unsurprisingly, the acclaimed success of the Goodlight retrofi t lighting within the warehouse led Phil to consider replace-

ment of 250W SON fl oodlights operat- ing 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 fl oodlights, 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 condi- tions. Consequently, it’s now much safer for the lorry drivers and other yard per- sonnel when manoeuvring and parking vehicles during the evening and night.” Goodlight retrofi t 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 fi tted in many industrial and commercial environments including factories, warehouses, retail outlets, car parks, hospitals, universities, leisure centres and offi ces. Signifi cant 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. 

Following a highly successful trial, the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) has installed Goodlight retrofi t LED lighting from LED Eco Lights within its 120,000 sq ft warehouse at Enderby in Leicestershire.

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