No more
maintenance concerns 

Hero factory, Alcantarilla (Murcia), Spain


Find out how food industry lighting is eliminating maintenance problems at Hero factory

The envisaged

have been met to the letter, we recorded consumption before and after, and the new solution works perfectly."


- Francisco Aleo, Head of the Technical Department, Hero factory, Alcantarilla

Customer challenge

The Hero factory cares about saving energy.
Around the time of its 90th anniversary, the company decided to replace the factory lights with a more eco-friendly system. In addition, demanding factory conditions meant that the fixtures would have to be easy-access.

The right lighting


Environmental concerns have long been a priority for Hero, which formed an internal energy efficiency committee in 2008. However, lighting maintenance was also a concern. Peter Bleuth, Electronic Maintenance Manager, said: “The fluorescent lamps with electromagnetic ballasts that we had required almost continuous repair, and due to the machinery below, it was often difficult to access with elevation systems. So a minimum requirement for us is easy access lighting systems.”


Energysaving LED lighting was able to meet all of Hero’s criteria. The 2xTL-D 58 W waterproof luminaires with electromagnetic ballasts were replaced with 44 Pacific LED waterproof luminaires. These durable lights create a comfortable working environment while meeting all required lighting standards.


Not only are the new lights very energy efficient, but they minimize maintenance too. Their long lifecycle means that, with an approximate use of 6,000 hours of use, they will not need to be maintained for at least five years.


Hero is using 50% less energy thanks to the new LED lighting installation. As a result, it has reduced its CO2 emissions by 55%, without compromising on lighting levels or quality.

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