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International contract logistician deploys intelligent sensor-based lighting for energy cost reduction and enhanced employee safety

Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, together with its German partner SchahlLED Lighting, today announced it has equipped international transportation and logistics service provider GEODIS with an intelligent LED lighting system. Deployed at GEODIS’ Asset Recovery Center location in Nieder-Olm, the project has enabled GEODIS to decrease power consumption and reduce the cost of lighting by 70,000 EUR in the first year while improving employee safety and productivity with high quality lights and LightRules software platform for seamless system management and configuration.

GEODIS offers technical services alongside the entire product lifecycle for IT equipment. High quality lighting conditions play an important role at the company’s Asset Recovery Center in Nieder-Olm, where GEODIS processes repair and recycling of customer equipment. By installing the intelligent LED system from Digital Lumens, GEODIS has proven to be a leader in the area of innovative lighting in contract logistics and has reinforced its ecological leading role by means of sustainable management of industrial sites. In fact, GEODIS’ Nieder-Olm site was distinguished by Germany’s Secretary of the Environment Barbara Hendricks as a model company in promoting sustainability programs with disposal of old IT equipment.

“We were searching for a reliable, intelligently-controlled LED lighting technology that would offer our employees optimal visual conditions for a safe and productive environment to process technical devices, while simultaneously lowering the costs of lighting and its maintenance,” said Sven Kircher, manager of Central Purchasing, Northern Europe, as he described the company’s motivation. “The launching pad for the economic efficiency calculation was a three-year-old building in the Nieder-Olm location with standard T5 lighting. From our point of view, Digital Lumens’ technology transforms the markets of illumination and building intelligence.”

“Digital Lumens’ LEDs with LightRules software system for automatic configuration delivers optimal light based on time of day and harvests existing daylight, which allows us to achieve a return on investment in just four and a half years,” explained Nicolas von Wilcke, manager of the independent LED consulting firm Nexplan GmbH, who led the support for the project. As a comparison, a continuously turned on standard LED solution would take more than six years to yield an ROI.

To achieve these results, GEODIS worked with LED specialist SchahlLED Lighting GmbH to deploy the Intelligent Lighting System from Digital Lumens. The system includes networks of intelligent LED fixtures with integrated controls combined with the LightRules software system that maximizes energy savings, improves productivity and safety of employees, and provides insight into facility operations. For maximizing energy savings at the GEODIS location in Nieder-Olm, the lighting intensity varies between 80 percent and 20 percent based on movement patterns in the site. By dimming the facility when employees are not present, the lifespan of the lights is extended approximately four-fold, from 66,000 hours to more than 260,000 hours, or 30-40 years along with savings of up to 90 percent of lighting-related energy costs.

About Digital Lumens

Digital Lumens is the market leader in enterprise-scale intelligent LED lighting systems. The company’s connected systems not only deliver up to 90% energy savings and have saved customers over 2B kWh in aggregate, but also make buildings smart by generating data that can help customers be more productive, use their space more efficiently and manage energy costs across their entire enterprise. With deployments of more than 300 million square feet across more than 45 countries, Digital Lumens has the largest installed base of intelligent lighting solutions on the market, bringing the tangible benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) to commercial and industrial lighting environments worldwide. For more information, please visit

About GEODIS –
Supply chain operator and subsidiary of SNCF Logistics, GEODIS is a global Transport and Logistics company. Through its ability to overcome logistical constraints and coordinate the different steps of the logistic chain (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding (air and sea), Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, Road Transport), GEODIS is the growth partner for its clients and offers tailored solutions. With over 38,000 employees in over 67 countries, the Group constantly innovates to improve its performance and that of its customers. GEODIS reported in 2014 a €6.8 billion in revenue.

About GEODIS – Line of Business Contract Logistics
GEODIS Contract Logistics provides its customers logistics services alongside the entire value-added chain, from management of the stream of goods to contract logistics including storage and distribution right up to added value services. This includes, in particular, the rollout of high-tech products as well as repair, replacement part, and reverse logistic activities. GEODIS Contract Logistics supports customer in the most diverse industries; emphasis is on the areas of fast moving consumer goods, e-commerce, retail, high-tech, and automotive.

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