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Case Study

Clive's Pies

Clive's Pies

  • LED lighting
  • Post-LED energy savings - 73% per annum
  • Return on investment - 2.1 years
  • Expected life of LED lighting - 11.9 years

The Client

In the first place, food manufacturing is an ideal environment for LED lighting. Clive’s Pies is the home of truly tasty, organic, “free from” foods. They make delicious gluten free pies in their bakery situated on the top floor of a converted woollen mill in South Devon. In fact, nearly all the pies are vegan, and they’ve recently added a new range of vegan tarts into the Clive’s family.

Their other products include a vegan pasty and roll, a gluten free vegan nut roast, delicious vegan ready meals, as well as a range of gluten free cakes.

The Challenge

Clive’s Pies were reaching their energy capacity limit and needed to reduce energy consumption to allow more refrigeration equipment on site. The company operates from a historic manufacturing building.

An obvious energy saving target was the old, glass, fluorescent light tubes providing the industrial lighting in the office and production areas. Additionally, these were expensive to run and produced varied light output and colour.

As they wanted to expand the business, they needed a quick, smart solution which would reduce their maximum energy consumption, demand and spend.

The Solution

After extensive survey and consultation, IU Energy specified and installed LED lights which have over a 50,000-hour longevity. It’s important to realise that light quality and power is constant throughout the lifetime of LED lights.

In conclusion, this replacement reduced Clive’s Pies total energy consumption. Consequently, this meant that the business was able to expand its production without needing to exceed its maximum energy demand limit.

The Results

  • 32 lights replaced – consisting of T8 Tubes and 2D Lights
  • Post LED energy savings – 73% per annum
  • Return on Investment – 2.1 years
  • Expected life of LED Lighting – 11.9 years

“The investment has been of a reasonable size, but we will get that back over 2 years. And because it’s released the electricity supply for the lights, it’s meant that we can actually now invest in new machinery, fridges and freezers, so we can make more pies and get more Clive’s pies out there.”

“A fantastic service – they arrived and took the headache out of getting this power back.”

“The lighting’s fantastic – it’s crisp, it’s clean, they’re plastic tubes which is brilliant for us because the previous tubes used to be glass, and so in a food prep area glass is a nightmare.”

Sally Carson

Managing Director

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