Etex Building Performance Ltd has installed Carbon8 Lighting’s Discus Gen2 luminaires in the production facility & warehouse at the company’s manufacturing plant in Bristol.
The aim of the installation is to reduce energy consumption and increase sustainability whilst providing a well-lit working environment. Lighting accounts for a significant proportion of site energy costs, so the factory presented the opportunity for Carbon8 to install its new Discus Gen2 LED high bay to support the Etex Building Performance environmental goals.
Etex Building Performance Ltd manufactures drywall products and systems for partitions, ceilings, wall linings and external sheathing purposes.
“The plant is on an ambitious program of change focused on reliability, cost saving and improving the environment for the staff.”
Specified by BIS Group, Carbon8’s Discus Gen2 LED high bay luminaires were chosen to replace the existing 400W SON lighting on a like-for-like basis in the production facility & warehouse. Etex Building Performance Ltd had previously installed and tested 150W Generation 1 fittings over a two year period replacing 400W fittings on failure. Once the larger project for 500 fittings came live, the project had to go out to tender and Carbon8 worked closely with BIS to complete the tender. Discus Gen2 enabled further energy reductions with the same light output using 120W Discus Gen2. The annual running cost savings are £137,371.85 and CO2 savings of 1,814,404.30Kg.
An evolution of Carbon8 Lighting’s highly successful Discus LED High Bay, Discus Gen2 is an IP65 rated light fitting that provides excess of 160 lumens per watt. The high output module used within the Discus Gen2 offers complete stability in a wide range of temperatures, whilst maintaining consistent light output throughout the life of the fitting. The Discus Gen2 is powered using the Meanwell ELG Series driver. Features of this driver include surge protection, temperature safety shut down and extremely low power factor.
“The plant is on an ambitious program of change focused on reliability, cost saving and improving the environment for the staff.” said Richard Hildersley, Energy Manager.
Options include colour temperature, diffuser lens, sensor control, emergency and dimmable, which have all been designed to suit individual needs and provide complete flexibility. Discus is offered as standard with 5000K colour temperature to suit most applications, but can also be offered with warmer or cooler colour temperature.