Superglass is the largest independent glass insulation factory in the UK. The site has a mixed range of buildings: production areas running 24/7 and warehousing, stores and associated production offices.
The lighting was a mixture of old sodium lamps in the warehouse areas and T8 fluorescent fittings in production areas. The required lighting levels are from low level in warehousing to high quality light for quality control inspection, and some street lighting. There were opportunities for enhanced savings through use of PIR sensors, particularly in the warehouses. The site is engaged in an aggressive programme of energy efficiency in all aspects of its operations.
We were chosen for our experience and expertise in re-designing for optimum use of light and specifically our ability to get the highest energy savings, using latest and most efficient LED components. Due to the difficult access and high operating temperatures of the molten glass process, much of the lighting upgrade uses our Retro kits. This provides the best return on investment.
The ReTRO kits upgraded T8 batten fittings with LED components. We re-built the unit with all new internal wiring and LED driver and robust, maintainable LED strips, so the technical lighting components of the product are as-new.
The process of upgrade in this 24 /7 production facility went exceptionally smoothly with close co-ordination between our very experienced staff lighting upgrade installers and the site maintenance and production teams. Completed on time in 3 months.