Metals Firm Pioneers ‘Lighting as Service’ Contract - Energy Watch News

Metals Firm Pioneers ‘Lighting as Service’ Contract

Aluminium Gmbh, which supplies metal extrusions, is paying for the replacement of the ageing lighting at its factory complex outside Dortmund with a fixed monthly rate payable over six years. In all, some eight production halls have been fitted with modern LED luminaires. The cost of design, removal of the existing luminaires, installation and annual maintenance are also built into the fee. While this type of financing model is not uncommon in applications such as street lighting, it only currently gaining traction in the commercial, industrial and educational sectors. The concept was initially developed when LEDs were more expensive than currently and the significant energy savings would offset the capital cost of the luminaires. The service contract – with Austrian luminaire maker Zumtobel – guarantees the company an illuminance of between 200 and 400 lux, depending on the requirements of each specific area of the production site.

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One comment on “Metals Firm Pioneers ‘Lighting as Service’ Contract

  1. Ross Reida says:

    I always thought Europe was a couple of years ahead of the North American market, but we have been funding “As-a-Service” for LED lighting retrofits for the past 3 years. 2018 should be the “year for the emergence” for Lighting-as-a-Service at a broader scale, and we have seen a noticeable uptick in requests beginning in Q4 of 2017.

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