In most discussions around manufacturing efficiency, the focus is primarily on streamlining processes, systems and supply chain. With the move toward more sustainable operation, resource and energy efficiency has also now become a larger part of the discussion, with corporate mandates for reducing carbon emissions and environmental impact in general.
But, when it comes to energy efficiency, until recently, few auto manufacturers considered the thousands of lighting fixtures that illuminate their facilities, instead treating them as simply a necessity for safe, productive operation. That's now beginning to change as modern LED (light emitting diode) lighting technology gains traction across the industry. Some of the major manufacturers have already gone "all-in" on LED technology, implementing large retrofit projects to convert entire facilities from conventional, high-maintenance lighting systems to longer-lasting, zero-maintenance LED lighting.
As it turns out, making the switch to LED lighting offers a substantial roster of benefits that not only make for a wise investment in better lighting, but also a robust, future-ready investment in overall plant efficiency and productivity.