Reduced kW Demand
kWh Reduced Energy
Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) designs, sells, installs, and services security systems in the global commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, and government sectors. These systems detect intrusion, control access, and react to movement, fire, smoke, flooding, environmental conditions, industrial processes, and other hazards. As an environmentally conscious enterprise, Tyco has established a vision to implement the Zero Harm to People, Assets, and the Environment strategy.
Tyco was interested in identifying the benefits associated with LED lighting technology to reduce energy consumption and improve light quality within their Fire Protection manufacturing facility in Madison, AL. Tyco was assessing the viability of deploying LED lighting technology as a new standard for all its manufacturing facilities, and they selected this facility as a pilot for the project. Their objective was to use this project to render a proof of concept for both the cost savings and lighting quality objectives associated with the lighting system upgrade.
Eco Engineering’s audit revealed that across the production, office, and exterior work areas of this facility a total of 500 fixtures needed to be upgraded to LED technology. This included installing new LED high bay fixtures in the production area, LED retrofit kits for existing ceiling troffers in the office, and LED wall pack and pole lights across the exterior areas of the facility. We installed occupancy controls across the work areas to reduce the fixture operating hours during non-occupied periods.
The estimated life of the new LED system is 16 years in the production facility and 22 years in the office areas. The average light levels in the production areas increased from 21 foot candles to 32.7 foot candles following the upgrade.
- Forecasted Annual Demand Reductions:
605.76 kW per year
- Forecasted Annual Consumption Savings: 312,828 kWh per year
The lighting portion of the utility bill was reduced by 62% within the first year, and the project is expected to reach full payback within 3.6 years, well under Tyco’s payback time threshold for projects of this nature.
- Energy Savings within the First Year: >$45,000