LED Upgrade: Better Lighting at Lower Cost
Prologis has set a goal to upgrade old and inefficient lighting systems in many logistics facilities in its European portfolio to LED by 2019. Using LED lighting is a smart choice: It can reduce the energy consumption of lighting by between 50 and 90 percent, which means better light at a lower cost. Working closely with service provider KMLS, Prologis developed a sustainable model to reduce energy costs at a logistics park in Hamburg-Steinwerder.
Located at the heart of a region considered to be one of Europe’s economic powerhouses, Prologis Park Hamburg-Steinwerder offers logistics space measuring a total of around 40,900 square meters. The new model replaced 84 round high bay fixtures that used 400-watt mercury vapor lamps with energy-efficient LED lights. Implementation reduced the number of fixtures necessary to 64, and the new elongated LED high bay fixtures offer better light distribution.
The new system achieves more even lighting dispersed over a larger surface area. It also allows for more cost-effective installation and uses less energy. Because maintenance and cleaning are easier, the lighting system offers a myriad of additional potential cost savings.
Regular review of the technical fixtures and fittings in Prologis buildings is a fixed component of our long-term partnerships with customers, and upgrading to energy-efficient LED lighting aligns with Prologis’ sustainability strategy. But, with huge differences in quality, not all LED lights are equal. We are happy to advise our customers in regard to LEDs, both in the case of existing facilities and new developments.