Zaun factories switch to low energy lighting


At Zaun, we understand the importance of green working practices and sustainable living: it’s better for the planet, better for us, and better for you.

The Zaun factory has recently made great strides towards reducing its carbon footprint by switching to low energy lighting throughout. Our old lighting consisted of 600 watt bulbs, which have now all been changed to LED Cob type bulbs, each of which only uses 150 watts of power – a 75% power usage reduction when compared to our old bulbs.

We also replaced the lighting in the fabrication factory way back in 2016. This swap meant replacing fluorescent lighting with Stellar Induction lamps, which resulted in an energy cost saving of 65% – not bad for a move which helps the environment, too.

Why change to low energy lighting?

The swaps were made for a number of reasons – to benefit Zaun, our employees, and the planet, too. Using up to 75% less power than traditional lighting, LED lighting reduces our carbon footprint as well as our impact on the planet. In the big picture, this is the most important reason to switch to low energy lighting; climate scientists have been making it clear for a long time that we’re hitting a point of no return in global warming, and any steps that can be taken to reduce it are welcome.

Of course, energy savings aren’t just good for the planet. They also help to reduce Zaun’s energy bills by reducing lighting costs for months and years to come. Changing to low energy lighting is a financial investment which will pay itself back over time, and one that’s well worth the investment from a financial viewpoint.

Good for Zaun, good for our people

Another reason for switching to low energy lighting is the quality of the lighting itself. Despite guzzling much less energy than older lighting, LED bulbs also put out more lumens of light, which means the lighting in our factories has been improved by the switch. This makes working conditions better for our employees, providing a more clearly lit environment and a brighter space.

Better lighting has also improved our onsite health and safety by reducing the likelihood and incidence of accidents on the factory floor. The health, safety, and wellbeing of our staff at Zaun is one of our top priorities, and so it’s no small advantage that improved lighting means we can offer a safer working environment to the Zaun factory team.

Working for the future at Zaun

At Zaun, we like to keep an eye on the future – and we know that the future of the world depends on reducing energy consumption and switching to sustainable energy sources where possible. Our swap from traditional lighting to LED lighting is just one step in a wider plan to ensure that Zaun leads the way in green working practices.

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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