Carrus Delta saves money by being ecological
Carrus Delta Oy, a finnish company manufacturing busses, has been Easy LED’s customer since 2006. The co-operation started when Easy LED connection equipment was installed to the fluorescent lamps in the production halls for saving energy. Fluorescent lamps will soon be history when the company changes fully to LED lighting.
Carrus Delta chose Easy LED luminaires to their courtyard. The project took 3 years, but at last all the lamps are installed and the yard is now full of light.
How did the project get started, Mr. Pertti Leppänen, head of real estate maintenance at Carrus Delta?
–Some years ago I acquired a luminaire from Easy LED just to test it. The luminaire was installed at the entry of one of our release halls. The directors of the company noticed the light that was brighter than the other ones and they got interested about it. I made calculations for them of the investment and savings and I showed them that it is profitable to change all our courtyard lights to LED lights. I spoke about this systematically and now three years later the LED project is ready.
Why was it profitable to change to LED luminaires?
–With energy savings obtained from the energy efficient LED lighting the pay back time for the money invested in the LED luminaires is three years. With four years guarantee and 80 000 hours' – that is 20-30 years - life time, we will continue to save far in the future. In addition, we don’t need to hire a crane several times a year in order to change faulty lamps.
Do you have plans to use more LED lighting in the future?
–Absolutely. We have already made the calculations for renewing our metal department’s lighting. We now spend 9.176 euros in a year for the energy for the current lights and when those are replaced with LED lights, we will spend 1.684 euros in a year. When taking into consideration the purchase and installation costs of LED luminaires, the pay back time will be three years.
Are you paying attention to energy saving in other areas of your operations?
–Efficient use of energy and materials is important for us both from the ecological and economical point of view. We have signed into a Finnish agreement of efficient use of energy, called Motiva. In our opinion it is a flexible and efficient way to improve our use of energy. We get information about new saving opportunities in our company and we can do our bit to help cut the emissions.