Imperial Tobacco has installed at its Taiwan factory energy-efficient lighting that costs less to use and provides greater illumination.
Conventional lights using mercury vapour have been replaced at the Jhunan site with energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
LEDs have a typical lifespan of about 30,000 hours, compared to just 750 hours for traditional light bulbs.
The initiative is aimed at helping Imperial reduce its energy consumption as part of a group-wide strategy to cut energy consumption by 20 per cent by 2020.
“This is an excellent way to minimise our impact on the environment and cut back on our energy usage,” said Yip Hin Weng, engineering manager at Jhunan.
“The LEDs cost around 70 per cent less to run than mercury vapour lights whilst at the same time they boost lighting levels for our employees by 80 per cent.
“This investment will pay for itself within two and half years and eradicates the equivalent of around 400 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.”
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