Guildford, UK – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has been appointed by NSG Group to install a suite of cutting-edge smart lighting technology at several sites in the United Kingdom. These include The European Technical Centre in Lathom and the Automotive Facility in Redditch, as well as various other manufacturing sites across the UK. The lighting upgrade comes as part of the NSG Group’s aim to be the global leader in innovative high-performance glass and glazing solutions, which contribute to better energy savings, increase infrastructure for operations, and more closely align with regulations and requirements.
For the Lathom and Redditch sites, NSG Group has signed Light as a Service (LaaS) agreements with Signify that will include the full turnkey installation and execution services with no up-front CAPEX or cost, providing immediate savings, positive cash flow from year one and the reassurance of continuous maintenance and guaranteed high-performance through the duration of the ten year contract.
Installing LED lighting in the facilities dramatically cuts energy consumption by almost 80%, when compared to the traditional technologies that were previously used. This is expected to save the sites over 170 tons of CO2 each year. As well as these significant energy savings, the new wireless LED luminaires also provide a number of smart factory benefits, including data-driven insights about the site which help in making decisions about its operations.
Connected lighting control system for flexibility and intelligent operation
As part of the redesign, the Interact system, which includes multisite management capability, provides centralised lighting control for all the sites with agreed scenes and schedules to ensure a consistent look and feel and provide increased visibility, flexibility and control of the lights.
NSG Group will also be able to analyse all data collected through the wireless sensors and utilise this to improve working environments, whether in the warehouse or office. The cloud-based platform collects data from all light points via a connected lighting infrastructure and is displayed on a centralised dashboard. This enables better comparison, monitoring and management of lighting across multiple locations for improved efficiency and lower energy usage.
Towards a circular economy
With sustainability at the top of the NSG Group agenda, both Lathom and Redditch sites use Signify’s innovative 3D printed downlights across the estate. These custom luminaires are fully recyclable, reducing waste and contributing to a circular economy. Production requires far less energy and materials, resulting in a 70% lower carbon footprint when compared to traditional aluminum die-casting production methods.
High speed connectivity through light
Both Lathom and Redditch sites feature Signify’s fast, secure Trulifi connectivity in the board rooms and selected meeting and conference rooms. Trulifi uses light waves to enable highly reliable, secure two-way wireless communication at speeds far above most conventional workplace wireless technologies.
Lighting plays an important role in human wellbeing, so the implementation of this project demonstrates NSG Group’s desire to invest just as much in its people as in their sustainability goals. The new LED lighting will improve lux levels, reduce glare, ease employee eye strain and fatigue, and offer flicker-free illumination throughout The European Technical Centre’s office spaces.
“Saving energy and minimising waste (or ‘muda’ in Japanese) are two of the ways we manage our environmental footprint to help preserve our planet for future generations.
Head of Procurement at NSG Group
Category Manager Energy Projects at NSG Group
Commercial Director of Systems and Services at Signify UK & Ireland
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