ACA LED Lighting Upgrade Project - 22 January 2020

October 10, 2022 2 min read

ACA LED Lighting Upgrade Project - 22 January 2020

22 January 2020 - In 2019 ACA Threads commissioned Province Lighting to upgrade all our existing lighting to LED lighting, also known as Light-Emitting Diode, an energy-efficient source of lighting. 

In some areas in our company we identified that our lights were below the recommended lux levels, in some cases quite substantially. Hence, not only is this a sensible financial investment, but also a significant improvement of the light quality in many production areas, particularly during night shifts. 

We have also installed motion detectors in areas such as storage areas, toilets, etc. to avoid electricity consumption by leaving lights unnecessarily switched on. 

This investment is expected to have a payback of 2,5 to 3 years with a guaranteed 5-year lifetime of the lights. 

Advantages of good LED Lighting for Factories:

An ILO (International Labour Organization) manual called the “Improving Working Conditions and Productivity in the Garment Industry” shows improved lighting can lead to a 10% increase in productivity. It can also result in a 30% reduction in common errors. Improving lighting has many other benefits including:

  • Better accuracy in workmanship
  • Less spoilage of products
  • An increase in labour productivity
  • Employees can identify hazards in the workplace - changes can be made to ensure that no harm comes to those at risk
  • With good lighting, employees can easily read warnings, work instructions, product details and safety data
  • A reduction in the adverse health effects of eye strain
  • Enhanced supervision by officers and managers
  • Better working and living conditions
  • Increased workplace satisfaction and contentment of workers
  • Improved safety and security

We are proud to announce that this project has now been completed and we are continually challenging ourselves to create better and safer working conditions for all our employees. 

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