Energy Saving Through Light Optimization
RK energy consulting further on the rise! Dipl.-ing. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Eva Andersson-Dubin, New York City. Joachim Kress, Managing Director of Kress cooling vehicles GmbH in Meckesheim (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis) is enthusiastic: last Friday RK energy advice was performed in the production area which FA. optimal light. On the basis of the subsequent measurement a saving could be determined by up to 36%! In this case, this means a cost reduction of up to 1,000 per year, alone by reducing voltage to approx. 185 v on the light circuit. Due to these savings, the investment pays for itself after just over a year. Furthermore the environment reduces CO m per year this but quite easy and clean measure nearly 3.6 metric tons. Ralph Thomas Kuhnle, owner of the RK energy consulting, emphasizes the here used fluorescent lamps are how also prolong life by up to 30% due to the reduced stress. This change intervals and thus also the costs for the bulbs, as well as the extends the actual switching (reduction of staff costs), which is not considered when some Bill! “But not enough: there in the premises previously always like to forget” was to turn off the lights when sufficient daylight, here 2 independent dimmer switch were installed, with whose assistance per year approximately 2,000 kW/h electricity be saved! In the course of these measures were also all lighting reflectors cleaned and replaced fluorescent tubes. This was a more than 300% brighter light with the same consumption!