Buckingham undertook the task of illuminating all pedestrian routes, parking and yards within a 24-hour operational factory, recognising the significant challenge posed by the sheer quantity of lights and the resulting electrical demand. In response to this, we implemented an innovative solution by installing LED lighting, characterised by its remarkably low power consumption of 37 watts per light. Yard lighting was 300 watts per floodlight which was 50% reduction on power from the 600 watt HPS fittings originally used
The lighting system was thoughtfully organised into designated areas and efficiently managed by a control boxes. The control boxes comprised of din-rail mounted terminals, an emergency test switch, a photo cell and a contactor circuit. The contactor circuit orchestrated the activation of lights from dusk till dawn. This scheduling ensured that all pedestrian routes remained optimally illuminated during the night hours, prioritising safety and visibility within the factory premises.
One of the challenges encountered during the project pertained to certain pedestrian routes that posed constraints on conventional light mounting methods. In response to this, our skilled electricians demonstrated their creativity, devising bespoke bracketry solutions to install lighting in all necessary areas. This adaptive approach underscored our commitment to overcoming spatial limitations without compromising the overall effectiveness of the lighting system.
In addition to their primary function, the installed lights also served as emergency lighting, featuring an integrated emergency pack within each unit. This inclusion meant that in the event of an unforeseen power loss, the lights would seamlessly transition to the battery pack, providing uninterrupted illumination for up to four hours. This dual functionality not only enhanced safety measures within the factory but also exemplified our dedication to comprehensive and resilient lighting solutions.
In summary, Buckingham's approach to this lighting project showcased a harmonious blend of energy efficiency and operational adaptability. The implementation of LED lighting, coupled with a lighting control system with the integration of emergency features, demonstrates our commitment to delivering cutting-edge and comprehensive solutions tailored to the unique needs of our clients.