The Wilton Group choose LED lighting technology

The Wilton Group was established in 1994 by founders Steve Glenn and Bill Scott. The company is based adjacent to the River Tees on its 54-acre facility and has achieved unparalleled success specialising in designing, manufacturing and coating large and complex structures for the Offshore Oil & Gas, Subsea, Marine, Decommissioning and Offshore Wind Industries.

As part of its business development plans in 2017, Wilton built a large paint facility measuring 100 metres long, 25 metres wide and 25 metres high. The facility allows the company to offer shock blast and coat large-scale fabrications.

They began working with Glowled in 2018 to create a bespoke LED lighting solution for the facility and future work will also see the installation of LED technology for other areas of the Wilton site.

Here's what Steve Glenn, founding director at The Wilton Group said: 

Why did you select LED technology?

We’ve always understood the value that LED technology offers when it comes to reducing energy expenditure and addressing carbon footprint issues. We also knew that the technology would contribute towards ensuring the working environment in the construction hall is a safe place for our 15-strong workforce.

In the past it has been a prohibitively expensive investment however, when we started conversations with Arzhang at Glowled, it was clear that LED lighting had become more affordable and, importantly, offered dramatic cost-savings for the company while ensuring that the facility would be safely lit in a potentially hazardous working environment.

Has it met your expectations?
Absolutely. It’s a bespoke system designed by Glowled, so it takes into account issues around the hazardous working environment in the facility and provides safe and excellent quality light for our workforce, who have already given us positive feedback!

We’re also really pleased that the system comes with a five-year guarantee and that our maintenance and energy costs are already reducing.

How much did you invest and what do you expect to save?
We’ve invested a total of £2.3 million for the construction hall and the investment for the lighting came to around £70k. We’re expecting to make significant savings over the next five to seven years.

What would you say about working with Glowled?
It’s been a fantastic experience working with Glowled. In particular, Arzhang is very pro-active, professional and easy to work with. He designed us a LED lighting solution that fits our needs exactly and the installation work ran very smoothly with no disruption or health and safety issues.

We’re looking forward to continuing to working with Glowled for the installation of LED lighting across the rest of the Wilton site!


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