International transportation and logistics service provider GEODIS recently installed an intelligent LED lighting system at its Asset Recovery Center location in Nieder-Olm, Germany. The project, using Digital Lumens technology in partnership with SchahlLED Lighting in Germany, enabled GEODIS to decrease power consumption and reduce the cost of lighting by EUR70,000 in the first year while improving employee safety and productivity with high quality lights and LightRules software platform for seamless system management and configuration, according to a Digital Lumens case study.

GEODIS offers technical services alongside the entire product lifecycle for IT equipment. High quality lighting conditions play an important role at the company’s Asset Recovery Center in Nieder-Olm, where GEODIS processes repair and recycling of customer equipment.

“We were searching for a reliable, intelligently-controlled LED lighting technology that would offer our employees optimal visual conditions for a safe and productive environment to process technical devices, while simultaneously lowering the costs of lighting and its maintenance,” said Sven Kircher, GEODIS’ manager of Central Purchasing, Northern Europe, as he described the company’s motivation. “The launching pad for the economic efficiency calculation was a three-year-old building in the Nieder-Olm location with standard T5 lighting. From our point of view, Digital Lumens’ technology transforms the markets of illumination and building intelligence.”

GEODIS worked with LED specialist SchahlLED Lighting GmbH to deploy the Intelligent Lighting System, which includes networks of intelligent LED fixtures with integrated controls combined with the LightRules software system that maximizes energy savings, improves productivity and safety of employees, and provides insight into facility operations. For maximizing energy savings at the GEODIS location in Nieder-Olm, the lighting intensity varies between 80 percent and 20 percent based on movement patterns in the site. By dimming the facility when employees are not present, the lifespan of the lights is extended approximately four-fold, from 66,000 hours to more than 260,000 hours, or 30-40 years along with savings of up to 90 percent of lighting-related energy costs.