Industrial Lighting: Minimise Maintenance Needs with LED Luminaires

In industrial settings, lighting plays a major role in energy-efficiency, maintenance needs and workplace safety and comfort. Read how Versowood brought the wisdom of the woods to their lighting.

Step-by-step towards LED lighting

Versowood is Finland’s largest private sawn timber producer and sawn timber supplier. As a Finnish family company, they are a caring wood trader, listening to the needs of the grower and customer.

Versowood Riihimäki’s first pilots with LED technology date back to 2012, when LED was still a relatively new thing. With positive experiences of the planing mill, Versowood started renewing the lighting of different properties one step at a time. Greenled has been trusted as the lighting solution partner ever since the first pilot to this day.

Energy savings, efficiency and safety at work

In their recent lighting renewal of the pallet factory, the energy savings climb up to 63 % compared to the previous lighting. On top of energy savings, LED lighting has had a big impact on workplace safety and comfort. Ranging from very precise handicraft to hefty jobs, it’s important to make sure people have the right kind of lighting.

Image of Versowood's industrial lighting with Greenled luminaires

Work tasks at Versowood’s factory range from very precise handicraft to hefty jobs. Eye fatigue can be a real issue if the lighting is not well designed.

Running with fluorescent, high-pressure sodium vapour, multimetal and mercury lights, the old lighting was causing continuous maintenance needs that took up a lot of work hours to handle.

“The fact that led minimises maintenance needs is a big thing for us. The location of the lighting is often tricky and it can easily take up a day of work (or more) to build up a stand to even get there. “

Simo Oksanen, Electricity Maintenance Manager, Versowood Riihimäki

 

Wisdom in the woods, wisdom in the lighting

In their recent project, Versowood has had their first experiences with a lighting control system. Smart lighting brings added value as energy savings and improved workplace safety. Employees no longer need to walk around the huge factory area to turn off lights and the lighting is never accidentally forgotten on.

Provided as a turnkey solution, everything from planning to delivery, installation and commissioning was handled by the same supplier. When you ask them, why was Greenled trusted as their partner in lighting solutions?

“From our point-of-view, Greenled has proven trustworthy over the years. In six years, I think we’ve only had one broken luminaire. The light output is still the same as it was when we first started, it hasn’t changed a bit. “

Simo Oksanen, Electricity Maintenance Manager, Versowood Riihimäki

 

Summary of the results
  • Energy savings of 63 % in the pallet factory’s lighting
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Improved workplace safety and comfort
  • Significantly fewer maintenance needs
  • Added value with smart lighting control

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