Sevana Apartments is a modern apartment block on the North Shore of Sydney.
The body corporate wanted to upgrade the lighting to LED in the common areas of the apartment following a 50% increase to their electricity rates. Shine On was selected as part of a tender process, as our recommended fittings delivered the highest energy savings and they had the longest warranties.
All lights in the carparks, stairwells, storage areas, control and maintenance rooms were included as part of the project. The fluorescent tubes that were found throughout the site were upgraded to various versions and wattages of the Shine On Juko IP66 LED Batten. Emergency fittings were used in the stairwells and tunnels and motion-sensored versions replaced the tubes in the carparks and offices. This ensured the lights were only switched on and consuming energy when required.
Following completion of the upgrade, the site will save 80% on their lighting bill within the common areas. That equates to over $37,000 a year and all paid back in less than a year and a half!
Penrith Christian School is a large private school with over one thousand students located in Sydney’s West.
Penrith Christian School approached Shine On as they were looking to improve their current lighting, and upgrading to LEDs would have the added benefits of electricity bill savings and a reduced carbon footprint. They chose Shine On due to the quality of our products and the fact we offered solutions rather than just lights.
The majority of the school was lit with old fluorescent tubes. We replaced the tubes with our Omera Mk2 LED Panel, creating a clean, modern look, and a selection of LED battens. This included motion-sensored battens in less heavily frequented areas such as bathrooms, to increase the energy savings. The installation was completed during the school holidays, so students and staff came back to a much brighter school.
Following installation the school has saved 72% on their lighting energy bill, which equates to over $18,700 in savings in the first year! Importantly, the school is meeting their environmental obligations with over 100 tonnes of CO2 avoided per annum.
HB Fuller is a global industrial adhesives provider with a range of adhesives, sealants and fillers.
HB Fuller looked at upgrading their Dandenong factory to LED to save energy and improve the lighting levels in their production area. Shine On was selected to upgrade the site following a lighting trial and the impressive lux levels it could achieve. HB Fuller were also keen on using a reputable provider who would continue to be around during the extensive warranty period.
Following the lighting trial, we completed a one-for-one retrofit of their old inefficient 400 watt metal halides to the 120 watt Shine On H-Track LED Highbay. The linear H-Track was selected so there was no wasted light over their production and racking areas and we could easily reach the lux levels required with a significantly lower wattage.
Following installation of 44 lights, the site will save 72% on its lighting consumption and deliver 10 year savings of $48,161. The light levels also significantly increased, resulting in a better working environment for staff.
HB Fuller were so happy with the results we are soon to upgrade a further two sites for them.
Unilever is a global company that manufactures food, drink, home and personal care products across 400 brands.
It is a global corporate goal for Unilever to reduce its CO2 emissions from its factories by 2020. Their Tatura site in Victoria had retrofitted some areas to LED previously, but they wanted to upgrade the whole site with better quality LEDs. Shine On was selected for this role due to the longevity of our products and following a significant due diligence process by Unilever.
After a thorough assessment, including lighting designs and a lighting trial, we upgraded their old inefficient lights to market-leading Shine On LEDs. The highbays were custom made to fit their recessed fittings and to be compatible with their current lighting system.
Following installation of over 1,200 Shine On LEDs, the site will save 70% on its lighting consumption, which will deliver 10 year savings of over $1.1 million. This, all within a pay pack period of only 11 months! We have since upgraded their Minto NSW site which manufactures Streets ice cream and the results were 10 year savings of $1.4 million and a payback period of only eight months!
Compu Knit Hosiery is a 100% Australian owned and operated manufacturing business, supplying high quality knitting and hosiery for the domestic fashion market.
In order to determine the right sized system, Shine On first completed a LED lighting upgrade to eliminate unnecessary energy use. Nearly 200 lights were upgraded to LED resulting in a 74,321 kWh annual energy reduction. A 87.5 kilowatt system was then designed and installed, made up of 331 panels and four Power-one Aurora inverters.
The system produces approximately 110 MWh per annum which is equivalent to powering nine average Australian homes. This means savings for Compu Knit will be in the region of more than $1 million over 25 years and a payback period of less than four years!
Prior to upgrade the average lux across the seven courts was 274 lux with a target improvement of 28% (350 lux). After installing 35 Shine On Caravel High Mast LED Floodlights, the achieved results are a 40% improvement in lighting output with an average of 383 lux across the courts, exceeding their targets.
Quiksilver is a world-leading sports lifestyle company, designing, producing and distributing a range of branded apparel, winter sports and golf equipment, footwear and accessories.
Quiksilver has a 16,000 square metre distribution facility near Geelong, Victoria. They chose to upgrade their lights due to rising electricity costs and because multiple highbays had ignited over the previous 10 years. We were selected after the client physically held our product up against two competitors and could clearly see and feel the difference in quality.
In the internal and external storage areas, we upgraded Quiksilver’s heat-inducing 400 watt mercury vapour highbays to our 110 watt UFO LED Highbay. On the mezzanine level, all 36 watt fluorescent tubes were upgraded to the 12 watt Shine On Sabre Mk3 LED Tube. The results are a much brighter and safer working environment and savings that were immediately noticeable to their power bill. Further, due to the subsidy at the time, the payback was immediate!
PharmaCare manufactures products in the health, fitness and food industries including household names such as Norsca, Nature’s Way and Brut.
As a customer of Westpac Bank, PharmaCare engaged Verdia to contract an LED business to get their costs and CO2 emissions down utilising Westpac’s cash flow positive financing. We were selected following a tender process due to our long warranty periods and precedence in warehousing retrofits.
PharmaCare engaged us to upgrade their storage and distribution site which included warehousing, temperature controlled rooms and a large office space. The warehouses in particular had extremely poor lighting levels with a number of lights not working and in some instances there were no lights at all in the aisles, causing safety issues.
Due to the poor placement of existing lights in the warehouse, we undertook lighting designs and were able to delamp, move and replace the metal halides with our H-Track and H-Flux highbays – guaranteeing the light was exactly where it was needed and exceeded AS1680 requirements.
In the office, we replaced the fluorescent tubes with our Omera Mk2 Panel with a bespoke colour temperature manufactured especially for PharmaCare. The result of the upgrade was significantly better light and a 71% reduction in their lighting power bill. That’s a saving of over $220,000 over 10 years!
Juslink is a designer and manufacturer of fashionable and functional bed linen, bedware and towels for the Australian domestic and hospitality markets, with a distribution centre in Auburn, NSW.
Juslink was looking to save money at their Auburn warehouse and was recommended by a neighbour to upgrade their lights to LED with Shine On. Following a site assessment and after seeing the fantastic payback period and ROI we offered, they decided to upgrade.
Being a distribution centre, the site had a number of lighting requirements with open packing areas, truck docks and high reach racking aisles. Before recommending a solution, we completed a lighting design to ensure the light levels would exceed AS1680 requirements. Using a combination of LEDs, including LEDs with sensoring in the racking areas, we were able to reduce their lighting energy bill by an impressive 83%, resulting in a 10 year saving of over $250,000! Further, the lighting upgrade significantly improved the lighting levels throughout the site, improving safety and the working environment for staff.
BMW Melbourne is a premier dealership with a full range of BMW products and services at two showrooms in central Melbourne.
Shine On was asked to assess the customer car park across two floors and a mezzanine at their Southbank showroom. The lighting levels were extremely poor and they wanted to improve their customers’ experience and also reduce energy and maintenance costs.
We firstly created a detailed lighting design of the car parks to ensure they would meet AS1680 and the client’s specific requirements. The existing lights were so inefficient, we were able to replace the 400 watt metal halides with 75 watt highbays and the 150 watt metal halides with twin 12 watt tubes. The energy reduction was so considerable and the subsidy so impressive that the payback was immediate! More importantly for BMW, we were able to significantly improve the light levels from an average of 40 lux to an average of 160 lux, greatly improving the customer experience.
TIC Group (TIC) provides innovative solutions for business across a range of services, including their flagship re-using garment hangers solution, reverse logistics for retail returns and asset recovery.
In 2016 TIC purchased a large facility in Tottenham, Victoria for their handling and distribution services. The old lighting within the site was extremely poor and didn’t meet AS1680 requirements, nor was it appropriate for the new lighting layout that TIC required. Due to the size of the site, TIC elected to test prospective LED suppliers with their mattress recycling plant first to ascertain the quality of their service and the lighting results.
We were selected to undertake this first upgrade because of our 100,000 hour rated lifetime products with minimal depreciations.
We firstly upgraded the mattress recycling plant, undertaking a complete one-for-one retrofit of the high power-consuming metal halides to our energy efficient H-Flux Highbay. The upgrade reduced the building’s power costs by over $15,000 a year which they paid back within 15 months!
TIC were so happy with the lights and service, we were chosen to upgrade their three other buildings onsite which were more complex due to the introduction of racking. We designed a new lighting layout using Dialux to ensure the lighting would exceed AS1680 standards and introduced sensored H-Track Highbays to optimise the lighting distribution for their pallet racking and installed our H-Flux Highbay in the open areas.
TIC have an additional two other warehouses in Altona. Similar to Tottenham a new layout with racking had been introduced. We again designed a new lighting layout and upgraded their lights to the sensored H-Track Highbay in the racking areas and the H-Flux Highbay in the open areas.
Following the upgrade TIC will save over $142,000 a year with a payback period of only 15 months and they will save even more once we upgrade their other three buildings which we are set to complete this year.
Bendigo TAFE delivers a wide variety of vocational courses to over 9,000 students a year across five campuses in central Victoria.
Shine On approached the TAFE and was asked to assess the lighting in their Charleston Road campus which specialises in trades, industrial and automotive. The TAFE was looking to make savings in the business and funding had become available for upgrade works, so an LED retrofit ticked both of their boxes.
Before recommending a solution, we undertook a number of lighting designs to ensure the light levels would exceed AS1680 requirements, particularly in the machinery-heavy classrooms. Using a combination of LED tubes, highbays and panels, the campus has managed to save 67% on their lighting energy consumption. This impressive reduction will deliver a ten year energy cost saving of over $515,000!