Greenbeans Warehousing Project


Name of Institution : Greenbeans Learning Resources        

Project Description: Warehouse lighting for new building

Products used : LED Backlit 1200x600 panels

Date of projet: June 2017

Background : Initially the design called for 400W Metal Halide Highbays in the warehouse and CFL bulkheads on the external walls.  Part office space was 600x600 Fluorescent low brightness fittings

Project Co-Ordinator : Construction company








The client had a good understanding of LED lighting and the obvious benefits but called for a design that would:

1. Offer the benefits of LED lighting i.t.o. reduced power consumption

2. Longevity in a lighting solution

3. Reduction in maintenance costs


 | 95 x IP65 fittings were installed along the steel roofing structure to provide enough light to the rows of inventory.

 | Client preferred linear light to Hibays as it offered a better spread of light.  In addition, should a fitting fail there is enough light spread to not have a dark spot as would be the case with fewer Hibays.

 | 600x600mm LED panels were installed in the ground floor packing area

 | IP65 bulkheads were installed along the external walls as security lighting

| Client chose LED downlighters (GU10) in all the offices, kitchen area and toilets



    Annual Energy Usage (kWh) Annual CO2 (metric tons)
Project estimated usage on hibays/fluorescents   26,844 27
After project with installation of LED fittingsfter project with installation of LED fittings









15 metric tons

(based on ESKOM 1.03 metric tons per mW/h)



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