In addition to the energy savings offered by Cree’s intelligent lighting solution, other benefits exist for both Avid and its customers.
Travland explains: “Our people need a great environment in which to work. They spend a tremendous amount of time on their computers and with drawings. Better lighting is critical to that process. In addition to the ambient lighting coming through the windows in our new facility, it’s extremely important to have overhead lighting that reduces glare, eye strain and worker fatigue. With the new facility and the more even lighting, the mix of natural and LED lighting, we did find an overall decrease in glare, fatigue and eye strain.”
Better light also impacts other areas of the business. Romano explains, “We’ve already begun to use Cree® LED technology with our industrial clients. They’re always looking to be as cost-effective as possible. But when we speak about lighting with them, safety and the operator environment are sometimes even more important.”
Travland adds: “For our clients, better light is critical to their processes. Whether it be a manufacturing operation where vertical lighting comes into play, or in warehouse operations.”
“Our industrial clients have processes that can be dangerous. They have operators sitting in front of machines for hours on end, and they need to see in better detail and stay focused and attentive. In addition, in large warehouses and production facilities, there are big cost advantages,” says Romano.
And let’s not forget the maintenance savings. Travland explains: “We’re always looking for ways to cut our operational costs. At our old facility we were constantly replacing light bulbs and tubes. So it’s nice that with Cree’s lighting solution we’re not changing bulbs on a regular basis.”
Aguilar sums it up, “When you change to better lighting, it directly relates to your productivity. Cree has done a very good job with the LED lights. It’s brighter. It feels natural.
It definitely gives you a sense of well-being – you feel a little more awake, relaxed and focused. Wherever you go, you have the light you need. And your boss is happier.”