Efficiency is key at Ability International LTD

Peterborough, Great Britain, 2017

Project: Manufacturing facility of Ability International Limited, Peterborough

Vertical: Industry

Applications: Warehouses, workshops, manufacturing facilities

Technology: LED luminaires

Luminaires: LEDVANCE Damp Proof

Efficiency is key at Ability International LTD

A recent lighting upgrade using LEDVANCE Damp Proof LED fitting increases lighting levels in the manufacturing facility by 20% and delivers 68% energy cost savings.

Key Facts

  • Very good energy balance: 68% energy savings and thus reduced costs
  • Improved light quality: Very homogenous lighting and a 20% increase of the lighting level (lux)
  • Reliable luminaire quality: 5-year warranty, lifetime of 50000 hours (L70 / B50), IK08 and IP65
  • Ease of installation and assembly


Ability International LTD is a UK based company that specialises in providing working at height solutions that are custom built to client’s specifications and requirements.

The company had been based at the site for just over a year when it became apparent that the lighting in the manufacturing facility needed to be updated. The existing lighting installation included 51 six-foot fluorescent linear luminaires in total with two tubes per fitting. It was using 8.7 kW per hour and costing the business £273 a month. Staff had also voiced their concerns about the lack of light over the work benches and machines.

Ability International LTD wanted to retrofit the entire warehouse area with LED fittings to improve the working environment and reduce energy and maintenance costs.


After liaising with the client, the contractor, Lighting Electricians Limited, chose to use LEDVANCE Damp Proof LED luminaires 55W to complete the installation.
The range was chosen because it provides uniform light with a wide beam angle of 180° and a high luminous efficacy of 115 lm/W. Furthermore, its IP65 protection makes it ideal for industrial and storage facilities.
After completing the installation, the contractor recorded that the lighting level has increased by 20%. The new luminaires reduced the energy demand of the installation by 5 kw per hour, saving the client 68% on their energy costs..

“The end result was a great surprise to us all. The brightness and clarity of light is stunning, without any glare. It is a lovely clear white light with a great spread, leaving no shadows, a very important feature in an engineering environment. As for the power consumption, the measured energy reduction looks very promising. The figures from the monitor indicate that we should reduce our lighting bill significantly!”

Ability International LTD

“The LEDVANCE luminaires offered an excellent luminous efficacy, at a very reasonable price and with a good warranty. They look and feel like quality fittings. For us, the deciding factor will always be ease of install. The LEDVANCE fitting connected simply using push-fit connectors with all additional parts included. It was an easy choice after that.”

LIGHTING Electricians LTD

Additional benefits

The LEDVANCE 55W Damp Proof LED luminaire range is designed to offer easy, tool less installation, with stainless steel clamps and safety screws provided alongside mounting accessories (suspension kit, theft protection kit).

This ease of installation and assembly was particularly useful to the team at Lighting Electricians Ltd due to their business model. As part of their commitment to reduce the impact on their client’s operations during a project, the company pre-assembles and completes as much of the installation as possible in their workshop facility off-site. The LEDVANCE products ensured that their time on-site was as efficient as possible.

Project Information

Ability International LTD is a work-at-height solutions manufacturer based in Peterborough. The company has over 23 years’ experience of manufacturing aluminium scaffold towers and access equipment, many of which are custom built to client’s specifications and requirements.