In relation with LED luminaires implementation in Prostobón's production industrial plant, were reinvested 120 thousand dollars, which is about 240 Colombian pesos, although they had done a sale of an additional $ 15,000 sale of T5 tubes and ballasts, which are high performance teams used for indoor lighting. In what refers to LED technology implementation, GE offered a competitive price which means the investment return will not exceed two year.
Before starting with the Project a photometric proposal took place were they identified the charges resulting in a significant reduction in the number of luminaires, diminishing both the use of energy and equipment needed for the installation.
Among the lighting benefits, the LED technology has a color rate reproduction of a 70% versus 22% of traditional Sodium lamps, improving visual objects identification. In what has to do with the system's maintenance, LED lighting has a long rated life of approximately 100 thousand hours operation, which ensures lamps and ballasts will not need replacement for a long time.
A solution as a product of a strategic alliance.
In this project GE Lighting worked alongside its commercial partner Lumen S.A.S. in Colombia, a company that been taking part in many strategic lighting projects in the country for 25 years now. “Postobón's Engineer department asked us to present an innovative project about GE's LED external lighting products, in which we based de lighting design. We exceeded the expectations of uniformity and visual impact of the plant, which now has a more pleasant and safer environment for employees”, declared Luis Miguel González Londoño, Lumen S.A.S.'s General Manager.
Regarding energy efficiency, it was guaranteed that luminance power and density were under RETILAP established parameters. Likewise, this technology doesn't generate any environmental impact, lowering the plants energy production, which are considered huge CO₂ releasers.