Lighting and Your Bottom Line


New or Upgraded Lighting Systems = A Brighter Future for Industry

Today’s industrial, warehouse and distribution facilities must be responsive and profitable.
Properly illuminated work spaces help drive the efficiencies and solutions that manufacturing executives are looking for:
• Increased worker productivity and performance
• Greater levels of workplace safety and lower incident rates
• Lower facility operation and overhead costs
Given the square footage to be illuminated in a typical manufacturing or distribution facility, the lighting systems must operate economically.  “Economically” does not necessarily mean “cheap” or “lowest initial cost”. The lowest cost lighting system may not provide a visual environment that allows workers to perform at a level that maximizes the company’s profitability.  Since lighting directly affects people’s productivity, their overall contribution to your company’s bottom line is that much greater. Research shows that even small percentage increases in employee productivity more than justifies the investment in lighting upgrades. In summary, a lower cost lighting system may actually raise your operating costs through diminished productivity on the plant floor. The most economical lighting system is one that provides the greatest benefits for the least total cost of ownership.
Advanced lighting technologies from LEDVANCE offer immediate ways to brighten the workplace, while reducing maintenance costs and cutting energy use. Our personnel can also provide cost/benefits analysis and ROI modeling on a variety of lighting systems options to help determine the one that will be the most cost effective solution for your needs.
Total Cost of Lighting Ownership
The Total Cost of Lighting Ownership (TCOO) of your facility lighting system is derived from:
Material Costs
The initial purchase price of the lighting system and components. (Remember that material costs are small compared to the cost of energy to operate the system)
When choosing lamps, consider factors such as: life, color consistency, lumen maintenance, ballast/system efficiency, lighting control options. (occupancy sensors, dimming, daylight sensing, load shedding, etc.)
Energy Costs
The total per annum hours the system operates, multiplied by the local kWh electric rate.
When choosing lamps, consider efficiency (lumens per watt), life, lighting control options. Inquire about energy incentives from the local utility and government agencies.
The ongoing cost of maintaining the system: labor, re-lamping, etc.
Consider longer life products (e.g. extended life T5 and T8 fluorescent, ceramic metal halide, LEDs) with superior color stability and lumen maintenance to reduce labor/replacement costs and longer maintenance intervals.
The cost of removal and disposal of lamps, ballasts, luminaires and components at end-of-life in an environmentally responsible manner. Consider longer life products.