Energy Efficiency, Industrial - March 19, 2019
FCA drives down lighting energy costs
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has lowered lighting energy costs by more than 50% at more than 50 FCA US LLC facilities and dealerships in North America. Working with Current, powered by GE, the largest impact to-date has come from 18 FCA US manufacturing sites where 20,000 of Current’s Albeo luminaires have been installed. An additional 5,000 indoor and outdoor fixtures installed at 33 dealerships.
A statement from Current said, “This type of energy savings is why LED adoption rates in industrial spaces are expected to skyrocket from just 3 percent in 2014 to 76 percent in 2020 according to Frost & Sullivan.” The automotive industry has been an early adopter of intelligent environments, investing between $4 billion and $5 billion on smart infrastructure over the last five years. The automaker’s move to advanced LED solutions with wireless control capabilities addresses a need for real-time energy consumption data and flexibility. The company also pointed to the impact on employee satisfaction, productivity, maintenance savings, and safety improvements.
Beyond its manufacturing facilities, FCA is extending its sustainability commitment to its dealership network with 5,000 indoor and outdoor LED solutions. In addition to reducing operating costs with energy savings, the indoor LED lighting improves the showroom display environment and the outdoor lighting helps improve lot security and better displays vehicles at night.
“The commitment FCA US has made to sustainability at its manufacturing sites, dealerships and throughout its supply chain is absolutely industry leading,” said Rudy Calderon, Current by GE General Manager of Industrial. “Looking to the future, this LED infrastructure can serve as a digital foundation for task tuning, enhanced employee safety, and business productivity.”
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