Ecusol, a North East based energy reduction and renewable products provider, have recently completed a project installing an energy efficient LED lighting System into Almet Sheetmetal & Temla Laser in Washington, Tyne & Wear. The metal fabricating company needed to dramatically reduce its energy costs while improving the lighting within their new factory.

Shortly after taking ownership of their new premises, Almet Sheetmetal received their first energy bill and were shocked at the cost. Having not yet moved any machinery in, they knew the costs could only be associated to the facilities’ existing lighting.

Not knowing the best route forward, Almet Sheetmetal contacted The Carbon Trust to ask for help. They were directed to seek local advice from Ecusol, an approved Carbon Trust supplier.

Following a Free of Charge survey, Ecusol advised that the high energy usage was due to the factory’s metal halide lights, an inefficient lighting solution where approximately 75% of the energy consumed is wasted as heat. To alleviate this issue, Ecusol proposed the installation of their range of energy efficient LED lighting, which are proven to be up to 90% more efficient than traditional bulbs.

Ecusol’s Managing Director, Brad Patchcott said

We are very pleased with the results our energy efficient LED lighting have delivered to Almet Sheetmetal. The benefits have been huge, the new lighting system has provided dramatic cost savings and increased light level. In hard numbers, Ecusol have reduced the annual lighting energy consumption by 66% and reduced expenditure by over £4000, as well as reduced the company’s carbon footprint, saving over 15 tonnes of carbon annually.

The energy usage drop was so dramatic that it resulted in the energy supplier visiting the factory to ensure that the meters were working correctly, which of course they were.

Paul Almond, Managing Director at Almet Sheetmetal says

We are very pleased with the lighting system Ecusol installed for us. The level of light has dramatically improved and our overall running costs have reduced by approximately 40%.