Kadant are a global manufacturing parts supplier. Perfect Sense Energy completed an installation in their manufacturing plant located in Bury. As a manufacturing plant, the lights were used 24 hours a day, 5 days a week meaning very high energy costs and a high maintenance factor due to their extensive use. They were previously using traditional fluorescent lighting but decided LED lighting would greatly benefit the business.
Perfect Sense Energy has performed 3 phases of LED upgrade so far at Kadant, with installations in the press shop, main workshop and exterior. The main workshop upgrade saw 400W High Bay lighting replaced with a 120W LED units, achieving a 72% energy saving and 42% ROI in just over 2 years. The project also provides a vibrant work space, a more productive workforce and reduced energy and maintenance costs for years to come.
The Results & Feedback
The new lighting greatly cut down on energy costs compared to the previous traditional lights. It also helped to provide a better working environment with increased lux levels and no need for difficult access maintenance work. The installed luminaires come with a 10 year warranty and have an expected lifespan in excess of 50,000 hours.