Efficient Lighting: the Fast Track to a More Efficient Work Environment
At its peak, more than 1391 employees are on the floor. Lighting conditions at this facility had deteriorated to the point where light levels averaged 13 to 36 foot-candles, a unit of illumination equal to that given by a source of one candela at a distance of one foot. It wasn’t uncommon to see a significant number of light fixtures out of commission and yellow lamps intermingled with those that were white. Employees frequently complained about shadows that made it difficult to perform their job. To operate at peak efficiency, the lighting needed to achieve an even 50 foot candles throughout the facility.
The issue with the quality of light was beginning to trigger additional concerns.
The quality of the light source has made a noticeable impact on worker safety and morale, the efficiency of operations, the balance sheet and Gunderson’s sustainability goals.
Finally, The Greenbrier Companies has significantly reduced maintenance costs associated with maintaining and fixing the legacy fixtures on a continuous basis. It can expect a 60,000 hour fixture life for each LLHV and MPL at L80.