Kingspan Light + Air illuminates warehouses

Kingspan Light + Air has helped to transform two outdated warehouses in Stockton-on-Tees into bright, modern workplaces with a specification combining Kingspan Day-Lite Kapture rooflights and Kingspan Smart-Lite Kite lighting – delivering projected lighting cost savings of over £13,000 per annum.

The warehouses, situated on the Teesside Industrial Estate, are currently leased by a flat pack furniture company. The main warehouse featured no rooflights and both buildings were lit with dim, high pressure sodium lights, making it difficult for staff to read labels. To resolve the situation, Hambleton Group Ltd contacted Kingspan Light + Air to develop an energy efficient lighting solution.

Kingspan Light + Air ’s expert technical team carried out a detailed daylighting analysis of the existing buildings – using 3D models and radiance simulation software to assess illuminance within the warehouses throughout the year. Based on this analysis, Kingspan specified and supplied 134 Kingspan Smart-Lite Kite modules along with 13 Kingspan Day-Lite Kapture rooflights.

Installers, Mara Electrical, fitted the new lighting system over a period of three weeks with a carefully co-ordinated program designed to allow the warehouses to remain fully operational with minimal disruption. The modular design of the lights allowed them to be configured to each warehouses’ exact requirements whilst their high quality LED’s ensured excellent durability. To further reduce energy consumption, occupancy and daylight harvesting controls were also installed.

Kingspan Day-Lite Kapture rooflights were fitted above the main thoroughfare for lift-trucks. The rooflights are 100 per cent UV resistant, can achieve a light transmission of up to 83 per cent and meet non-fragility requirement ACR001:2014 Class A.

Simon Rees from installers – Roofing & Cladding Services – discussed the fit-out:

“The process of fitting rooflights into an existing metal profile roof could be costly due to the weathering detailing. In collaboration with Kingspan Light + Air, we were able to avoid this issue by staggering the rooflights along the ridge line. This allowed us to simply weather seal the roof lights back to the ridge.”

In addition to creating a light, pleasant working environment, the systems are also expected to reduce the warehouses’ energy usage by 80 per cent. This should allow them to deliver full pay back in just over three years and deliver a return on investment of over 210 per cent on the cost of the system within 10 years.

In addition, Hambleton Group Ltd were also able to apply for tax relief through the ECA Enhanced Capital Allowance.

For further information, please contact:

Kingspan Light + Air, Greenfield Business Park No.2, Greenfield, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7GJ

Tel: +44 (0) 1352 716100 Fax: +44 (0) 1352 710161 Email: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Kingspan Light + Air, Carrickmacross Road, Kingscourt, Co.Cavan,

Tel: +353 (0) 420969 8500 Fax: +353 (0) 420969 8572 Email: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)