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M &S gets the Gist of Ecotronic Lighting

Ecotronic, based in the West Midlands, design, manufacture and install energy efficient lighting solutions for clients in the industrial, commercial and public sectors across the UK.


All Ecotronic lighting products are specifically designed to provide innovative, energy efficient, solutions. Ecotronic’s extensive range of EcoSTAR® LED and EcoBAY® T5, high bay and low bay luminaires, are specifically designed to replace inefficient sodium, mercury, or metal halide discharge lighting; commonly found in warehousing and manufacturing facilities.

Marks Spencer Foods’ supply chain partner Gist UK Limited is part of the worldwide Linde Group. Gist operates a number of warehouses throughout the UK and Europe. The past two years has seen the company roll out a nationwide program, upgrading its existing lighting with Ecotronic® T5 and LED intelligent systems. Proven energy consumption figures have shown savings to be in extent of 70%.

The very latest project at its Cumbernauld distribution centre has seen the installation of EcoSTAR® 13200 lumen lo-bay units fitted throughout. The 5 year system warranty, provided by Philips LumiLED’s was a major factor in their decision to award the contract.

“Our reasons for installing new lighting were to reduce electricity consumption, improve lighting levels and improve quality of light. The lamps supplied by Ecotronic have a lot longer life and do not have to be replaced as often, saving on our maintenance costs, says David Bingle, Consultant Manager, at Gist.

Ecotronic were able to provide the solution that not only improved energy efficiency but also the working conditions for Gist employees. “The lighting has improved dramatically in some areas and we have had very positive feedback from all the sites. The light is now white, where previously it was yellow, so this makes it easier for the employees working in the warehouses to read labels or other documentation, which helps improve picking efficiency,” says Bingle.

The total kilowatt hours saved was 6,502,154 per annum, resulting in a reduction of CO2 of 3,462 tonnes per annum and financial savings of £488,138 per annum.

“We have been contracted by many clients and as such have built up a wealth of experience in delivering high quality, energy saving lighting solutions for use in even the most demanding environments,” says, Ecotronic, Director, Jim McMahon.

“Ecotronic carried out trials for us on T5 LED fixtures in a chilled environment to make sure that the lights would operate correctly in chilled areas. They produced lighting plans with light levels giving us the confidence that the proposed solutions would work,” says Bingle. “Finally it was very important for us that Ecotronic’s installation teams were professional and flexible as this allowed our operations to continue as normal during the lighting installation which was extremely important.”

In addition to its extensive range, Ecotronic® Lighting has a full in-house luminaire design capability. The team can design and develop fixtures for most applications, to include harsh environments and bespoke requirements.

Ecotronic has become synonymous with forward thinking innovation in energy efficient lighting solutions. Since 2004 we have provided our clients with energy saving programmes to reduce their energy costs and cut CO2 emissions. We have committed significant resources to the development and manufacture of high efficiency lighting systems. We work exclusively through appointed licensees and approved distributors for all UK and overseas markets.

Ecotronic UK Limited

Jim McMahon or Chris Atkins

Tel: 0845 170 4567


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