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Schneider Electric Logistics and Distribution Center Saves 85% in Annual Lighting Energy Costs

Schneider Electric Logistics and Distribution Center Saves 85% in Annual Lighting Energy Costs

As a part of Schneider Electric, a global energy management and automation company, the facility management team at the Schneider Ceelog logistics and distribution center in Hungary knew they needed a more efficient lighting solution. At the time, Schneider Ceelog was lighting their 9870 m2 facility with HID 400W and fluorescent 2x58W fixtures which were highly inefficient, yielded poor lighting conditions, and required frequent maintenance which interfered with productivity. The Schneider Ceelog facility management team sought out a high-quality lighting solution that would increase energy savings, improve lighting quality, and require less maintenance than their current system.

CUSTOMER DEMOGRAPHICS OTHER INFORMATION

LIGHTING–RELATED ENERGY SAVINGS:

85%

LOCATION:

Hungary

ENVIRONMENT:

Logistics and Distribution Center

FACILITY SIZE:

9870 m2

DIGITAL LUMENS SOLUTIONS

DLE intelligent LED fixtures and intelligent lighting control

Why Digital Lumens?

Digital Lumens’ intelligent LED fixtures and intelligent lighting control software align perfectly with Schneider’s main objective of digitally transforming energy management throughout their facilities. Because the intelligent LED fixtures are sensor-driven, they can drive lighting-related energy savings through occupancy-level settings. Additional savings are possible when Digital Lumens’ intelligent lighting control software is used along with the intelligent LED fixtures to customize lighting settings based on the facility area, time of day, and more

Before

The fluorescent fixtures used more energy to produce inferior lighting quality.

After

With intelligent LED fixtures, the lighting quality and efficiency significantly improved.

The Results

  • Energy savings icon image
    In four phases across the whole facility, Schneider Ceelog was retrofitted with DLE-18-W and DLE-24-W fixtures with intelligent lighting control software. Through completion of three phases, Schneider Ceelog achieved 85% in energy savings compared to their previous lighting system.
  • With Digital Lumens’ intelligent lighting control, the Schneider Ceelog team was able to deploy advanced lighting strategies such as task tuning, progressive dimming, and daylight harvesting throughout the facility. Progressive dimming and lighting settings were adapted for different parts of the facility, such as warehouse areas, which are active for shorter spans of time and have faster dimming compared to the assembling and shipping areas, which require longer active times and ramp down times.
  • Schneider Ceelog also created new value through daylight harvesting, as it achieved 30.8% in energy savings alone. In the summertime, the facility can reach 50% in energy savings from daylight harvesting.
  • On top of the increase in energy savings and efficiency, the Digital Lumens lighting retrofit also helped Schneider Ceelog to lower their maintenance costs. The DLE intelligent LED fixtures are designed to thrive in the most demanding customer environments and saved Schneider Ceelog 8000€ on annual maintenance expenses.

Beyond the Numbers

In addition to the quantitative energy and maintenance savings, Schneider Ceelog also benefited from qualitative improvements after the installation of the intelligent LED fixtures and lighting controls:

  • 1

    Through the installation of the DLE fixtures, Schneider Ceelog can easily instrument the facility for the Industrial IoT (IIoT) and additional IIoT applications such as utility and environmental monitoring, power metering, threshold-based alerting, and more.

  • 2

    Improved employee safety and comfort thanks to the customizable settings across various workspaces and task-based lighting levels.

  • 3

    Reports generated by the lighting system provide detailed information about foot traffic and occupancy trends throughout the building which informs any changes that need to be made to lighting settings.

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