Current by GE reduces lighting energy consumption by 50% across more than 50 FCA plants and dealerships
Current, powered by GE announced that its work at more than 50 FCA US LLC facilities and dealerships in North America is driving down lighting energy costs by more than 50%. The largest impact to-date has come from 18 FCA US manufacturing sites where 20,000 of Current’s Albeo luminaires are now improving energy efficiency, with an additional 5,000 indoor and outdoor fixtures installed at 33 dealerships.
This type of energy savings is why LED adoption rates in industrial spaces are expected to skyrocket from just 3% in 2014 to 76% in 2020 according to Frost & Sullivan.
The automaker’s 5-million-squa—foot Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan is one of the largest automotive plants in the US with the technologically advanced manufacturing equipment. Current by GE created special anti-glare lenses and extended power supply solutions to address the scope and size of the plant.
The automotive industry has been an early adopter of intelligent environments, investing between $4 billion and $5 billion on smart infrastructure over the last five years. The automaker’s move to advanced LED solutions with wireless control capabilities addresses a need for real-time energy consumption data and flexibility. The company also pointed to the impact on employee satisfaction, productivity, maintenance savings and safety improvements.
Beyond their manufacturing facilities, FCA is extending its sustainability commitment to its dealership network with 5,000 indoor and outdoor LED solutions. In addition to reducing operating costs with energy savings, the indoor LED lighting improves the showroom display environment and the outdoor lighting helps improve lot security and better displays vehicles at night.
Current is the digital engine for intelligent environments. A first-of-its-kind startup within the walls of GE, Current blends advanced LED technology with networked sensors and software to make commercial buildings, retail stores, industrial facilities and cities more energy efficient and productive.