Yusen Logistics Australia is a leading provider of supply chain and transport solutions. The Lyndhurst VIC facility is Yusen’s second site that Aglo has efficiently executed a warehouse lighting upgrades, having already completed the Wetherill Park NSW project.
Throughout the warehouse, offices and outdoor areas the old 400W metal halide highbays and fluorescent lighting had significantly passed their use by date. The illumination levels they provided were inadequate for the task.
As part of the building assessment and site audit, Aglo Systems provided a new lighting design for the 14,849 m2 warehouse using energy efficient LED fittings with a 50,000 hour lifetime. 150W Europa Linear Highbays were used in the racking area which provide a long and wide beam spread and required 50 fewer fittings to cover the same area in comparison with the previous, round highbays. 150W Galaxy Highbays were used in the general warehouse areas. Daylight and motion sensors in the warehouse automatically dim the fittings when natural light from the skylights is sufficient which can further reduce energy consumption by up to 20%.
In a 2nd stage the warehouse lighting upgrades for the rest of the building, from reception and offices, corridors, bathrooms, product assembly work areas, loading dock canopy and car parks were all upgraded to energy efficient LED fittings. All fittings were approved for VEET government rebates.
The average lux levels within the warehouse more than doubled from 92 lux to 191 lux after the retrofit. The ground floor of the office building increased from 300 lux to 513 Lux, and the 1st floor from 332 lux to 543 lux, thus providing a much safer, brightly illuminated facility.
Note: Since the time of writing, some products used on this project have been discontinued or replaced with Mondolux branded fittings.
“We have seen a fantastic difference in the new lighting levels which was clearly illustrated to us during the installation where a photo was taken of two aisles side by side with one aisle upgraded and the other not. I can also say now having had our first electricity bill since the upgrade, that the usage costs have reduced by more than half. The upgrade will soon pay for itself. ”
Dean R. Ashford, Yusen Regional Manager VIC/SA