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Ont. manufacturer LHM Technologies automates lighting with wireless solution



A components manufacturer in Woodbridge, Ont. has automated its facility lighting to realize efficiencies of 85 per cent.

LHM Technologies recently contracted EcoGrid Technologies to replace the lighting in its 50,000-square-foot manufacturing space, where the company produces precision components for the aerospace, military, automotive, oil and gas and nuclear energy sectors.

EcoGrid Technologies is an energy equipment and solutions company based out of Toronto. The company installed its wireless lighting solution for LHM.

“Using our exclusive cutting-edge Bluetooth controls to automate illumination levels base on usage has resulted in more than 600,000 kWh of annual consumption savings from lighting alone for LHM,” says George Filtsos, president of EcoGrid Technologies.

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EcoGrid Tech has created a system using microwave sensors that allows them to automate industrial spaces requiring the higher egress protection and safety standards that standard PIR technologies were not able to access, such as environments requiring protection from inert gases, chemicals and dust.

After the installation of EcoGrid’s custom engineered solution, LHM is now experiencing three times more light on the production floor with more than 85 per cent efficiency.