Ford Spends $25M on LEDs at Factories
Ford Motor Company is beginning to install $25 million of LED lighting at its manufacturing facilities across the globe.
The 25,000 new LED fixtures will replace traditional high-intensity discharge and fluorescent lights, and are expected to reduce Ford’s energy use at manufacturing facilities by 56 million kWh annually, equating to an up to 70 percent reduction in lighting energy consumption. Annual energy costs are expected to be reduced by about $7 million.
Ford also expects the need for maintenance will diminish as LED lighting has a 15-year life expectancy.
In 2011, Ford embarked on an aggressive program to lower its energy use 25 percent per vehicle produced at its facilities by 2016. The company is well on its way toward meeting that goal, having achieved a 20 percent energy efficiency already.
In 2013, Ford selected Dialight, an LED industrial fixture manufacturer, to develop light fixtures that meet Ford’s global needs.
Work began at Dearborn Truck Plant late last month to replace worn and outdated overhead lighting. The LED replacement program will continue through the year at 17 other Ford manufacturing facilities across the globe, including Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville; Livonia Transmission Plant in Livonia, Mich.; Dearborn Stamping Plant; Essex Engine in Windsor, Ontario; Dagenham Engine Plant in Dagenham, England; and Oakville Assembly in Oakville, Ontario.
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