Lighting the Way
“This fall, we had our industry group come and give us a plant audit and one of the across- the- board recommendations was to update our lighting,” said Colin Wetlaufer, President of CITY. “So I contacted an expert in the lighting industry [Strauss Architectural Systems] and they did an analysis and felt that we could get a significant increase in employee satisfaction, safety, and productivity if we upgraded our light system.”
“Not only are these new LED fixtures long-lasting but they are also more energy-efficient,” Colin said. “They are so energy-efficient in fact that the average light will be increased by over 100-foot candles, which is quite an upgrade to the lighting output within the entire facility.”
Overall, when completed, the CITY facility will have an average of 120 candles throughout the plant.
“People that aren’t in our facility every day have been blown away by the differences.
Some staff from Des Moines came in the other day and were all amazed what a difference it makes, and how bright it was,” said Colin.
The lighting transition was completed December 31st, 2019