Case Study – Truline Industries
Truline Industries is a specialty machining business located in rural Northeast Ohio. Founded in 1939, it is built upon integrity; in work and in life. A AS 9100 / ISO 9001 certified facility, Truline is making use of the latest innovative technology in its field from fuel pump bearings for the aircraft industry to high-tolerance precision machine parts.
The work requires close attention to detail and being able to see small parts is crucial especially in their Quality and Inspection stations. Amanda, Quality Engineer at Truline, about the new LED lighting solution: “Before, the lights had to hang right above our heads to give us the light we needed. I always felt as if I had to duck working at my station. The new lights produce a better light so we were able to hang the fixture higher which makes for a more comfortable work environment.”
Frank, Machinist, about the new LED lighting solution inside the CNC machine: “We’ve tried fluorescent and metal halide lamps in there and they produce more heat than light. The environment inside the machines is sensitive, so most of the time we just operated without any light at all which meant opening the door several times during a process to verify everything was going right. Now I can see what I’m doing.”
Energy Focus, Inc. replaced all T12 Fluorescent lamps in the office, restrooms, lunch room, conference room, and lab with 4’ solid state LED Tube lamps with integrated ballasts. In the shop and warehouse the same LED Tube lights were installed in tandem in 8’ fixtures. Further, all CMH Tracklights in the offices and hallways were replaced with EFOI’s LED version. Throughout the facility, LED exit signs were installed. The outdoor lighting was retrofitted with LED LandScape lights that illuminate the walk way and parking lot from the building.
Both energy savings and visual appearance were greatly increased inside the facility and around the building. The shop appears in a clean white light and the offices hold a cooler temperature thanks to the new, no-UV emitting LED lighting solution.