Europe's First All-LED Industrial Plant Lit by Cree LEDs

Aug 14, 2010 Located in Etten Leur, the Netherlands, the full-service consumer products packaging plant is owned and operated by Kompak. All interior and exterior lighting fixtures feature more than 100,000 Cree XLamp(R) LEDs, which were developed and installed by LedNed, a Dutch LED lighting pioneer.

The special warehouse lighting was developed for this project - Led Lightline, which provides uniform illumination over all horizontal and vertical surfaces, something that is incredibly important given Kompak’s nearly 14 meter-high warehouse ceilings.

Lightline features motion detection, daylight correction and other custom options to increase light availability in spaces where more light is required. Spanning 3,500 meters, Lightline is fully integrated into the plant's sprinkler system, doubling as emergency lighting should there be a power failure at the plant.
Other LedNed products used include LedTube(R) tube lights in office areas, as well as FlexiLightPanel(R) LED panels and LedNed consumer bulbs throughout the facility.

According Steven Nijweide, project manager at Kompak, the use of LED illumination throughout the plant has shown a 20,000 KWh reduction in electricity usage when compared to conventional lighting, translating into nearly 135,000 kilogram annual carbon offset.

Author:  BIO T&T

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