This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Eco lighting offers eight-month payback for Quorn Foods

27 March 2017

Quorn Foods has replaced the fluorescent tubes at its 13,000 ft/sq North Yorkshire manufacturing site with high-performance, energy-efficient T8 LED tubes from LED Eco Lights Goodlight range. 

Quorn Foods achieved payback on the installation of the LED light tubes in just eight months, helping to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. 
Commenting on the project, Derek Passmore, electrical engineer at Quorn said: “Goodlight gave us a four-fold advantage. We have reduced our costs, reduced our carbon footprint, reduced the maintenance workload and improved the working environment for our staff. It’s rare to make everyone happy, but replacing fluorescent tubes with Goodlight LED light fittings has pleased management, staff and made our lives easier. It was also quick, easy and economic.”
Goodlight T8 tubes draw just 22W, which offered Quorn Foods a direct energy saving of 60% compared to its previously used 55W fluorescent tubes. On top of this, Quorn achieved significant additional energy savings from the reduction in the load on the air conditioning systems. Quorn Foods needs to maintain the temperature on the production floor at a consistent 10°C, even when the outside temperature is below this figure, the heat generated by the machinery and the lighting means that air-conditioning is required.
Installing the Goodlight LED tubes was simple, according to Passmore. “The Goodlight tubes were an exact replacement for the fluorescent lights that we took out. We were fitting about ten an hour. In a food production environment, getting access to replace failed tubes is always awkward, but the Goodlight tubes are guaranteed for five years and rated at 50,000 hours, so we won’t need to look at them again for a long time. We will also no longer need to replace the diffusers. In the past, these have gradually deteriorated, become brittle and broken due to the exposure to heat from the lights – but with the efficient Goodlight LED tubes this should no longer be an issue.”
Quorn Foods selected the daylight colour temperature, and were pleased with the improvement in the ambiance on the production floor. “Goodlight T8 LED tubes give a much cleaner, whiter light than the fluorescent tubes that they replaced. Our staff really appreciate the improvement in their working environment. For example, it is much easier now to assess the colour of food samples. The fact that Goodlight LED tubes are glass-free is an added advantage,” concluded Passmore.

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page


Article image Oil-free compressor breaks with tradition

Gardner Denver went back to the drawing board with the design for its new water cooled, oil-free compressor. The CompAir branded Ultima is said to offer improvements in energy efficiency of up to 12%, compared to a conventional two-stage machine. It also has a 37% smaller footprint. Full Story...

Article image Finding the key to successful BRC audits

David Wolf looks at the common pitfalls encountered by many food businesses when undertaking an audit and offers advice on the steps to take to make sure things run smoothly. Full Story...

New and used food processing machinery

What role does refrigeration play in the supply chain?

Food Processing Awards 2017 – first call for nominations