Lighting can make up 10–40% of a manufacturer’s monthly energy expense — an operating cost that directly cuts into margins. Dim or poorly-lit facilities are also extremely hazardous and can lead to accident, injury, and other safety concerns.
PEC leverages innovative lighting design and control services to help you improve productivity and avoid incident. Our engineers will develop a customized solution to achieve optimal light levels for every workspace while maximizing energy savings and capturing every possible incentive.
- Reduce monthly energy expenses.
- Increase worker productivity.
- Support workplace safety goals.
- Maximize state and local energy incentives.
- Promote positive employee morale.
Does your manufacturing facility need an LED upgrade?
In manufacturing environments lighting must run consistently, efficiently, and sometimes even continuously (24/7), often in extreme conditions. Inefficient or ineffective lighting under these trying conditions often results in costly, disruptive, and even dangerous systems.
Ensuring that your lighting system works as well as it needs to isn’t simply a matter of efficiency; it’s a matter of safety. If your lighting doesn’t measure up to strict industry requirements, you could incur fines, waste money, or endanger your employees. To avoid these risks, your lighting must:
Manufacturing lighting systems need to reliably run 24-7 while withstanding extreme conditions and providing appropriate light levels, all without guzzling so much energy that they become cost-prohibitive.
Inefficient lighting significantly cuts into your margins, especially if it requires constant maintenance. Lighting can make up more than 10–40% of a manufacturer’s monthly energy expense – that’s a lot.
Manufacturing lighting must provide sufficient light to keep employees safe. Proper lighting placement, type, and protection are essential considerations when designing manufacturing lighting concepts.
Efficient LED lighting systems waste far less energy than conventional counterparts. This will reduce your businesses’ environmental impact and net your business valuable utility incentives.
Not all LED lighting solutions are created equal. LED lighting systems can use up to 75% less energy and last 10 to 50 times longer than conventional systems, but only if they’re installed and implemented correctly.
To maximize your manufacturing businesses’ safety, productivity, energy efficiency, and ultimately profitability, you need an LED lighting system that’s custom-designed for your business and implemented by experts. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you work with PEC.
How Do LED Lighting Upgrades Work?
When your manufacturing company chooses PEC for your lighting solution, we will follow every step of our proprietary process of design and implementation. Here’s how our process will work for you:
What does success mean to you?
First, our lighting engineers meet you on-site at your facility to assess your unique lighting needs and business goals. We’ll star by listening and learning we want to learn why you turn your lights on, what you do in your space, and how you use the space. Then we’ll review your current lighting system. Most importantly, this is where we establish your lighting goals. During the EAM (energy assessment meeting), we’ll figure out how we can add value to your business.
Discovering what it takes to achieve your goals.
After assessing your lighting usage and needs, our team conducts an exhaustive evaluation of your business. We compile infrastructure data, measure your building’s dimensions, review your past power bills, and perform a complete onsite level analysis. During an energy audit, we gather all the data we need to make sure the work we do has a real, measurable impact on your manufacturing business.
Lighting Design and Control Services
Customizing a plan to achieve a successful lighting solution.
Once we have the data we need, we start designing the right plan for you. Our experts use the latest 3D design software to visualize what your workplace will look like with our lighting concept fully installed. When we’ve developed the plan we’ll let you “try before you buy” by seeing and asking questions the full plan in our 3D software. You’ll see exactly what your plan will look like and how it will perform before you commit to it.
Increasing your ROI by capturing funds to help cover upfront costs.
Utility incentives are local and nation-wide initiatives meant to incentivize businesses to switch to energy-efficient, green lighting. When you retrofit your facilities with energy-efficient LED upgrades, you could be entitled to tax breaks and other serious savings. During this step, PEC figures out which utility incentives your manufacturing facility may qualify for and make sure our plan qualifies for as many as possible. We’ll also apply for these incentives, handling everything required to make sure you benefit from as many as possible.
Making our lighting plan a reality.
When you’ve approved the plan you will be assigned a Project Manager (PM). Your PM is your main point of contact through the end of the project. They’ll let you know what to expect, schedule workers, arrange delivery and installation, and make sure everything proceeds according to plan.
Installation and Completion
Implementing your “built-to-last” solution and measuring the impact.
When we’re finished implementing your lighting plan, your PM performs a final onsite audit. This audit confirms that all elements of your plan were installed and function correctly. If everything meets our standards and your standards, we will schedule a tour with an incentive inspector and send you any final paperwork to sign off on so you can sit back and benefit from your LED lighting upgrade.
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How an LED retrofit can help your manufacturing plant
PEC’s LED retrofit lighting solutions are custom-designed for each manufacturing client we work with. We get to know your environment, your lighting needs, and all safety and code compliance considerations before we design your lighting concept.
When PEC designs a customized lighting solution for a manufacturing client, in addition to reducing energy waste and inefficiency, and reducing overall power cost overheads we focus on ensuring employee safety and regulatory compliance. PEC’s LED retrofit lighting upgrades will:
- Improve facility-wide light levels
- Reduce energy usage (kWh)
- Reduce energy spend over time
- Drastically reduce maintenance and repair costs
- Result in KPI improvements across the board
When you work with us, our lighting consultants visit your manufacturing plant and get to know your business. We will assess your existing lighting infrastructure, ask you about your businesses’ unique challenges, and develop an understanding of your needs. You tell us what you need your lighting system to do. We make sure it does that.
After we get to know your business, we’ll design a lighting concept to solve your unique challenges. Our LED lighting concepts always achieve optimal lighting levels, maximize energy savings, help you qualify for utility incentives, and make sure you reach your operational performance goals.
PEC doesn’t just design these lighting concepts, either. After we design your plan, our project management team handles implementation. In other words, we manage the project from end-to-end. PEC’s LED retrofit lighting upgrades will help your manufacturing business because we will design and implement a solution to your lighting problems that promote safety and impact KPIs beyond energy savings and ROIs. Come to us with a lighting problem; leave with a lighting solution that pays for itself.
How Will the PEC Process Impact My Manufacturing Business?
PEC’s mission for each of our lighting projects is impact. We want our work to have a measurable, positive impact on your manufacturing business. Here are four concrete ways PEC’s lighting solutions will make an impact on your manufacturing business:
LED retrofits last longer, increase production and output of light, waste less energy, and utilize efficient automatic control systems. Your new lighting will be more efficient and less wasteful.
LED retrofit lighting concepts consume far less power than traditional systems. In fact, installing LEDs will be less expensive than maintaining an outdated lighting system.
The right lighting will transform a workspace, making it a much safer and more positive place to work. By getting to know your business, PEC can make sure our lighting solution provides the exact right lighting for the job.
LED retrofits waste less power, last longer, and work better than traditional counterparts. Your manufacturing company will impact the environment less, which will help ensure our lighting impacts your bottom line more.
Most importantly, PEC is interested in what impact means to you. We design lighting solutions that impact more than just your bottom line. The lighting solution we design for your manufacturing company will be the right solution for you, because it’s designed for you. If you’ve been looking for a lighting solution that makes a real difference for your business, PEC is the partner you’ve been hoping for.
The PEC Manufacturing Lighting Upgrade Process in Practice
PEC has developed and implemented highly impactful lighting solutions for major manufacturing companies just like yours. Here are some of our success stories:
Tufcoat is a manufacturing facility that operates roughly 18 hours a day. PEC helped Tufcoat…
- Operate as efficiently and safely at night as they do during the day
- Save $31,860 on annual energy costs
- Cover $87,628 of their energy expenses through environmental incentives
- See a complete return on their rate of investment in only 1.95 years
Howser Steel is a small, family-owned steel manufacturing business. PEC helped Howser Steel…
- Keep their employees safe in potentially-hazardous conditions
- Reorganize and remove unnecessary fixtures, making the manufacturing floor more efficient
- Immediately save $11,000 per month in energy costs
- See a complete rate of return on their investment in only 2.57 years
Weyerhaesuer is a manufacturer with facilities across the country. PEC helped Weyerhaeuser…
- Save $432,067 in energy costs every year
- Cover $655,686 of their energy costs with environmental incentives
- Displace 3,057,499 KWH of energy
- See a complete rate of return on their investment in only 2.43 years
We’ve completed over 7000 custom lighting projects.
Let us learn how we can help you!