LED Upgrade: Better Lighting at Lower Cost

Prologis has set a goal to upgrade old and inefficient lighting systems to LED in many logistics facilities in its European portfolio 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. This upgrade project replaced 84 round high bay fixtures that previously used 400-watt mercury vapor lamps with energy-efficient LED lights. Implementation reduced the number of fixtures to 64 due to LED light-output efficiency, 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.

We focus on long-term fixture quality and performance in fixture selections and are happy to advise our customers in regard to LEDs, both in the case of existing facilities and new developments. For more on how we partner with our customers on environmental initiatives, check out our sustainability page.

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