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Ford’s plant in Hamburg has recently gone under some makeover for the lighting within the factory. The new lights that were installed recently are now a lot more economical with Ford letting everyone know how dedicated they are to bringing about a greener future.

In total there are new 1,740 LED lights which means that the lights within are 70 per cent more efficient than the previous fixtures.

National Grid donation

The whole project was funded by the National Grid, who donated $1.35 million. This was the company’s largest ever grant to provide better energy efficiency. In total the value of the project was estimated at $2.7 million. At a press conference, Ford and National Grid officials were on hand to praise the deal which has helped Ford’s Hamburg plant become majorly energy efficient.

Energy saved

The energy reduction from the upgrade is equates to the amount of electricity used within 1,400 homes every year, which as you can imagine is quite a lot.

National Grid’s dedication

At the press conference, it was mentioned by a National Grid official that the deal shows exactly how much the company are dedicated to reducing energy bills for families. They also mentioned how the company aims to give back to the community.

S3J electronics

The actual lighting units were manufactured by a British company based in Lancaster, named S3J electronics. Ford’s hourly paid workers installed the units. Ford Hamburg Plant Manager David Buzo has come out and said “They did it within time. They did it within budget. They did an outstanding job. It’s great lighting. It kind of surrounds you, kind of engulfs you, and it gives you a clear picture of what you’re working around as far as your surroundings.” Mr Buzo was clearly very happy with the results.

Adam J Metz, S3J’s president mentioned how special modifications allowed the lights to work to the specification provided. He said “Extra steps were taken by our engineering staff to ensure these lights would work in the highest temperatures of the plant and provide even and consistent lighting,”

Maintenance costs kept down

If the lights are to operate 24 hours a day and seven day a week, they will last for around 7 to 10 years. In many ways this will help bring the maintenance cost of the lights down too. They are extremely difficult to tend to, being 45 feet above the factory floor.