Modern Baking


Food Manufacturing

The situation

Modern Baking, based out of an 18,000m factory in Melbourne’s Broadmeadows, employs more than 170 staff and produces Australia’s much loved Unibic ANZAC biscuits.

With over 900 light fittings, Modern Baking were aware that maximising lighting efficiencies would be one of the easiest ways to reduce their energy bills,
With the assistance of the Hume Light$mart Program and Cherry Energy Solutions, the business embarked on a project to retrofit all of its old fluorescent lights with energy efficient LED highbays, corn lights, TB Tubes, G24 lamps and floodlights.

The solution

Large refrigeration areas are perfect applications for LED lighting as they give off substantially less heat and are designed to provide directional illumination and more uniform light distribution. In addition, the improved quality of light reduces glare and improves visibility with better colour rendering-the lux levels across the production areas improved by 10% overall.
Overall, through the installation of 931 Cherry LED lights, Modern Baking will now save up to 60% on their lighting energy usage, which translates as an exceptional estimated saving of over $70,000 per annum.
Maintenance and replacement costs will now be substantially lower, as LEDs last up to 8 times longer than halogen, fluorescent or incandescent lights. Estimated annual maintenance savings are over $8,800 and Modern baking now has the piece of mind of consistent warranty across all of its new Cherry LED products. The payback period for the entire project is just 1.97 years.



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