Harol wanted to cut costs and improve the lighting in the quality inspection zone at the end of the painting line. ‘The ESAS lighting survey showed all this was possible, which convinced our directors it was worth investing in LED,’ explains Marc Ceuleers, Production Manager at Harol.
Good lighting essential for quality inspection
Ceuleers: ‘We just focused on that zone initially, where it’s essential to have good lighting to spot any irregularities in the paint finish. But then the benefits became so obvious that we decided to switch to full LED lighting in two of our production halls – the painting and sun blinds hall.’
Fewer lamps and nicer light
ESAS replaced the fluorescent tubes with LED lighting from RGB-LED. ‘The greater light intensity of the LEDs in combination with the correct positioning of the lamps by ESAS – for example hanging them lower where possible – means we need 15-20% fewer lamps now,’ says Ceuleers. ‘Our production employees say the light from the LEDs is nicer to work in too.’
The lamps themselves are very simple in terms of design, but they do they do what they're supposed to. Another benefit is that they’re dimmable, which is really useful when we want to use our halls and zones for different purposes. ‘Now we can change the brightness according to what we need,’ clarifies Marc Ceuleers.
Big saving on energy bill
‘Replacing the wiring together with ESAS was very smooth and efficient. We had it all done in just five days,’ explains Marc Ceuleers. ‘The collaboration was really easy, and they offered great value too. They’re very flexible and pay close attention to what you need as a customer. We ultimately want to switch to full LED lighting step by step. It might not account for a huge part of our total energy costs, but a 50-60% reduction in our lighting bills together with 30-40% more light is definitely worth it.’