Kenwal Steel has upgraded the lighting system in its extensive steel mill located in Dearborn, Michigan with the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System.
Kenwal Steel is one of North America’s largest and branded flat-rolled steel distributors.
The facility has replaced its 1000-watt metal halide fixtures with the Intelligent Lighting System.
This massive replacement will help the plant to save more than 93 percent in its lighting energy, resulting in a return on investment (ROI) of 124 percent.
Digital Lumens solution provides the installing, managing and supporting of the single, fully integrated system offering significant energy savings with a level of flexibility, visibility and ease-of-use for large-scale utilities.
More industrial plants like Kenwal has begun recognizing the LED lighting as a strategic investment, offering both long-term efficiency and new levels of control.
Total Source LED based in Detroit will be managing this retrofit project, beginning from evaluation to deployment.
The factors that helped Kenwal to deploy the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System were the unique fixture design and light distribution, which reduced the fixture count by 60 percent and the ability to wirelessly change settings, which mitigates the issues of managing fixtures in hard-to-reach spaces.
The Digital Lumens intelligent LED fixtures feature independently rotatable and dimmable LED light bars that distribute light throughout the Kenwal environment, which reduced initial project cost.
The system also offered substantial energy savings, driven by integrated occupancy and daylight sensors in every fixture that automatically turn on, off or dim lighting based on user-defined settings and LightRules lighting and energy management software.
Within the mill’s steel storage area lighting is now automatically turned off when overhead crane operators are not actively picking stock for pickling operations and, when needed, return to full on.