Client objectives

A. O. Smith is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. Their 52,000 sq ft Protective Coatings Division located in Florence, Kentucky, is a major producer of frit and features manufacturing equipment designed with the latest technology available.

A. O. Smith Protective Coatings is committed to corporate cost saving measures while improving their work environment. Their objective was to find a quality lighting solution that could withstand the harsh environment and extreme heat from their smelting equipment.

Solutions

OGW Energy Resources was able to provide a unique solution with a 5 lamp T5HO fluorescent high bay light fixture that performs in extreme heat environments of industrial plants, saves energy, improved lighting and out performs antiquated HID lighting technology.

Benefits

  • 273 Watts compared to 458 Watts
  • 40,000 operating hours vs 24,000
  • 24,500 Lumens vs 20,300
  • Annual Cash Savings: $4,723.20
  • Annual kWh Savings: 230,000
  • Rebate for project: $1,950.00
  • Simple ROI: 62%
  • $40,540.80 10 year net positive cash flow

 

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