Moore International – LED Lighting Project

Location: Poole, Dorset
Project cost:
£6,862.21
Grant: £2,744.88
Estimated Savings: 20 tonnes of CO2 per year / £5,100 per year
Equipment / Installer: 55 LED Light fittings – Low Energy Solutions

In a bid to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint Moore International replaced 94 of their existing light fittings with 55 highly efficient LED equivalents.  This upgrade to LEDs reduced their energy costs by 85%, saving them on average £5k a year.  And reduced their carbon footprint by 25%.

Moore International is a Dorset based manufacturer of screws and linear products.  Their factory, a brick built commercial unit, is lit throughout mostly by inefficient fluorescent tube lighting. In an effort to improve the quality and efficiency of the lighting in their workspace, Moore International contacted a local lighting expert.  Through this supplier they learnt about the environmental and financial benefits of LEDs and the support available from Low Carbon Dorset to help them make the switch.

An energy report conducted by Low Carbon Dorset provided Moore International with a breakdown of their energy use, and recommendations on how to reduce it.  The report confirmed that significant savings, and lighting improvements, could be made by upgrading the company’s lights to LEDs.

After receiving the recommendation from Low Carbon Dorset to upgrade to LEDs, Moore International were able to apply for a grant to make the switch.  With the help of a grant they replaced 94 old inefficient lights, consisting mostly of T8 fluorescent tubes, with 55 LED equivalents for a reduced cost of £4,117.33.  With the annual savings predicted these lights will pay for themselves in under a year!

Further recommendations made in Moore International’s energy report included exploring the opportunities for installing solar PV panels when conducting any planned roof replacement work.  It was also identified that potential savings could be made through upgrading their processing machinery to more energy-efficient equivalents.

The report also recommended some basic low-cost measures which could result in savings, including the adjustment of their heating’s  temperature and time settings and the insulation of any accessible uninsulated pipework.

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