Goodlight T8 LED tubes payback in 8 months for Quorn

The Goodlight T8 LED tubes from LED Eco Lights are a direct replacement for standard T8 fluorescent tubes.

Quorn Foods, a leader in meat alternative produce, has replaced the fluorescent tubes at its 13,000sq ft Stokesley, North Yorkshire manufacturing site with high performance, energy efficient T8 LED tubes from LED Eco Lights’ Goodlight range.

Quorn Foods achieved a payback on the installation of the Goodlight T8 LED tubes in just eight months, significantly reducing its carbon footprint. Stokesley is the principal manufacturing site with 600 staff operating four production lines.

Derek Passmore, Electrical Engineer at Quorn said: “We’ve reduced our costs, carbon footprint and maintenance workload and improved the working environment. Replacing fluorescent tubes with Goodlight LED light fittings has pleased management and staff and has made our lives easier. It was also quick, easy and economic.” Goodlight T8 tubes draw just 22W, giving Quorn Foods a direct energy saving of 60% compared to the 55W fluorescent tubes they replaced. Quorn also achieved significant energy savings from the reduction in the load on the air conditioning systems.

Quorn Foods maintains the the production floor temperature at a consistent 10C. Even when the temperature outside is below that, the heat generated by the machinery and the lighting means that air conditioning is required.

Continues Derek: “The Goodlight tubes were an exact replacement for the fluorescent lights that we took out. We were fitting about 10 an hour. In a food production environment, getting access to replace failed tubes is always awkward, but the Goodlight tubes are guaranteed for five years and rated at 50,000 hours, so we won’t need to look at them again for a long time. We will also no longer need to replace the diffusers.”

Quorn Foods selected the daylight colour temperature, and were delighted with the improvement in the ambience on the production floor.

Derek Passmore concluded: “Our staff really appreciate the improvement in their working environment. For example, it is much easier now to assess the colour of food samples. The fact that Goodlight LED tubes are glass-free is an added advantage.”

LED Eco Lights Goodlight T8 tubes are a direct replacement for standard T8 fluorescent tubes, and are available in daylight, natural and warm white colour temperatures. They feature rotatable pins for precise focussed lighting, and are available with frosted or clear polycarbonate diffusers. Goodlight LED T8 tube lamps are available in emergency versions for use with battery back-up and are fully dimmable.

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