Upgraded lighting reduces costs for Everards Brewery

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Upgraded lighting at Everards Brewery in Leicester has reduced energy and maintenance costs.

An upgrade of the lighting at Everards Brewery in Leicester has reduced costs by about £15 000 a year. The project, designed by Chalmor, involved replacing existing lighting and introducing lighting controls to minimise energy wastage. The control system takes account of activities in the building to provide the most cost-effective solution.

Steve Brassington, Everards’ engineering and compliance manager, explains, ‘Up­grading the lighting was one of a number of energy-saving initiatives we have imple­mented recently. It has brought significant addi­tional benefits in terms of health and safety and improving the working environ­ment of our workforce, as well as facilitating more accurate picking and reducing maintenance costs.’

The project involved a large warehouse divided into two areas. They are a draught-beer cellar and a loading dock and garage area. The warehouse and cellar areas were previously lit by 250 W high-pressure sodium lamps. The loading dock and garage used elderly T12 fluorescent lighting.

In the warehouse and cellar areas, Chalmor’s Brilliance fluorescent fittings with three 45 W lamps have been installed on a point-for-point basis. In the garage, multi-wattage Brilliance fittings have been used, each with two 28 W lamps and one 54 W lamp. The loading dock using Resilience IP65 T5 fittings with 35 W lamps.

The Resilience fittings in the loading dock are zoned into three separately controlled rows that are turned on and off according to the amount of daylight. This lighting is also on time control.

Maintenance costs have also been reduced, as relamping times have been extended from two years to six years, which will also reduce the cost of lamp disposal.

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