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The Sun Products Corporation

Year Submitted: 2011

Process: LED Lighting

Industry: Household product manufacturer

Wastes Reduced: Electricity

Location: Pasadena TX

No. of employees: 165

Contact: Kevin Bautz

Phone: 832-261-2027



Description:

Sun Products wanted to reduce the use of electricity in their large warehouse facility. Consequently, a decision was made to replace existing metal halide warehouse lighting with LED lighting fixtures. This resulted in operating costs savings of $8,124.90 per year. The reduction in electrical usage equals a reduction of 132 pound per year of NOx emissions.

P2 Application:

After evaluating several types of fixtures including the high efficiency fluorescent technology, we decided on the Dialight High Bay LED unit. These LED units give the same or more light intensity as the other technologies, but require fewer fixtures. Other decisive factors were lower energy consumption and cost, less maintenance, ease of replacing the existing metal halide lights with the new fixtures, increased safety when handling, and the absence of mercury or other dangerous substances that make disposal and breakage problematic. The project was successfully completed achieving industry standards for warehouse lighting while reducing regulatory burdens and currently provides energy savings.

  • Total Cost Savings: $8,125.00
  • Comments: The payback period of this project is estimated at 5 years. While this is a relatively long payback, other factors, such as those mentioned above played a key role in the decision to convert the facility to LED lighting.

Details of Reductions

  • 116,070.0 - kWhr of   Electricity

Additional Information :

The Sun Products Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of fabric care and household cleaning products. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in Salt Lake City, UT; Bowling Green, KY; Dyersburg, TN; Baltimore, MD and Houston, TX. Understanding the impact of its business on society and the environment and responding accordingly is fundamental to the business plans and the corporate values. The company's commitment to safety and reduction of energy consumption were the key factors that enable the Houston facility to explore alternative lighting options to increase visibility in the main product storage warehouse while decreasing the amount of energy that would be required for operation.

Source: TCEQ



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