Westex Carpets, UK
- Lamp efficacy
Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).
- Ballast classification
Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).
- Luminaire distribution
Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.
- System efficacy
Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).
- Presence/absence detection
Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.
- Daylight detection
Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.
- Constant illuminance
A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.
- Task-scene setting
Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.
- Timed off
Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.
- Task lighting
Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.
- Zoning of lighting
Zoning of lighting
Lighting is zoned according to area use.
- Maintenance schedule
Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.
- Waste light
Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.
Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.
- Visible smart metering
Visible smart metering
Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.
Thorn Energy Partnership (TEP) training supports successful roll out of lighting at carpet factory
Electrical engineering company, Fully Wired, joined the Thorn Energy Partnership (TEP) in January 2013 and as a direct result, secured a new contract and successfully implemented an energy efficient lighting scheme with Westex Carpets.
James Colam-Ainsworth, Co-Director at Fully Wired, explains: “We joined the Thorn Energy Partnership because we’re committed to helping our customers achieve energy and cost savings, and wanted to ensure our knowledge is at the very forefront of developments in these areas. The move paid off because the credibility and training we received as a TEP Partner helped us to win the contract to refurbish the high bay lighting at the Westex Carpets factory.
“My experience with TEP so far has been very useful as we have gained access to training, tools and resources. The ecoCALC and energyCalc software in particular have improved my knowledge of energy efficiency.
“Thanks to the TEP, I’m now fully aware of what products are most suitable for the various applications. I also have full confidence in the design process and in TEP’s continued support to help us win more contracts in the future.”
Simon Walker, Director at Westex Carpets says: “The lighting installation at Westex Carpets has improved light levels throughout the site and in turn saved the company money while reducing CO2 emissions. Fully Wired and the TEP worked well together to ensure the project was completed on time and budget.”
Luminaire installed: Hi-Rack and PopPack
Total area covered: 10,702m2
Total energy saving: 25.3%
Total carbon emission saving: 62.5 tonnes per annum
Total financial saving: €20,500 per annum
Lighting level before:<100 lux (est)
Lighting level after: 250-300 lux
Former LENI: 63
Actual LENI: 47
About Fully Wired
Fully Wired is a forward thinking provider of high quality electrical engineering solutions. Based in Morley, England, the firm has been committed to supplying innovative electrical solutions to commercial and residential clients since 2006.
About Westex Carpets
Westex Carpets manufactures the finest quality wool carpets from its West Yorkshire factory, which is in the heart of England’s traditional wool textile industry. The company’s extensive range of carpets for the home and workplace is exported worldwide.
About the Thorn Energy Partnership
The Thorn Energy Partnership (TEP) is an exciting venture between Thorn and lighting professionals which aims to promote energy efficiency without sacrificing good lighting performance. All successful TEP applicants become a TEP Partner and are supported with a 2-year certified training programme to promote energy saving schemes with a quick, attractive pay back. For more information about TEP, please visit the TEP Portal.