"We are very pleased with our lights. We’re saving a lot of money – probably 50% off of our electric bill. The light is brighter. It’s much cheaper and the employees are happy they can see now here in this previously dark warehouse. The installation by Barclay was seamless – from signing the contract to receiving that rebate check!”
— John Kulek of Aaron & Company, Piscataway, NJ
John Kulek, Warehouse Manager for Aaron & Company, one of the region’s largest plumbing-heating-cooling wholesalers based in New Jersey, shares his comments on the product. The installation, the results and savings gained from the Orion Industrial Lighting System installed by Barclay Brand Ferdon.
“The warehouse is bright and we are very pleased with the workplace improvement that we've made by switching from the older technology of halide, HID’s. Not only have we improved working conditions and safety for our employees… they think it’s great… we’re saving a lot of money- about 50% off of our electric bills. With those savings we couldn't afford NOT to buy them.”
“This all started when I was approached by Tony Deluca, Barclay’s Lighting Engineer. He said he had a new product that would save us a lot of money. Not the first time I’ve been approached with that line! But he convinced me right away that it was right for us. Despite the cost benefit it took me awhile to convince our operations manager because “it seemed too good to be true”. From a simple knock on the door to a quick and easy way of improving operations and saving money… I wish it was always this easy!”
On The Product
“In order to speed things along I had Tony meet with me and our operations manager to go an in-depth review of the application, product and the cost justification. We also solicited quotes from other companies. Competitive quotes were much more money and they didn't really have the products that Orion provided. Orion lights are very bright. It’s like looking at the sun when you look at them. They are easy to disassemble if repair is needed- they snap in and snap out. It’s just a great product. The other guys were too expensive but more importantly could just not compete based on the performance that Barclay offered.”
“With a quick glance from floor level you’d think they looked like the big T12 lights. They’re actually T8s but because of the patented design they generate tremendous light with significantly lower cost. Besides the amount of light that’s generated, it is a white light that gives great visibility plus doesn't distort colors. No more dark holes in this warehouse… it’s almost like working outside.”
On The Installation
“We are very pleased with the performance of the lights. The installation was seamless. We were able to continue to operate fully in a very busy warehouse. We even had the lights replaced in our corporate offices. All while we were conducting business. It was a very smooth process. Barclay even disposed of the old lighting fixtures. It worked out very nice for us. Everything went smooth from the beginning- signing the contact to the end getting the rebate check.”
On The Motion Sensors
“We had 250 watt metal halide lights, which really take a lot of energy. Not to mention if you have a power surge or outage. It takes about 20 minutes for HID’s to regenerate. The whole warehouse would be dark. However, with the Orion lights, they come on instantly, no lag time.”
“In addition to the 50% savings on the Orion over the HID’s because of less energy consumption, we also installed motion sensors on all the lights. That allows us to have areas of the warehouse dark at any given time since there is no motion in the various zones after 15 minutes of inactivity. 50% less energy and zero energy when the area is not being used!”
“We have a third shift that do “stock downs” for us at night. It consists of only three guys so a fully lighted 110,000 sq. foot warehouse is totally inefficient. Before the installation of the Orion lighting we would have every light on in the warehouse, now we only have on what and where we need it for them to work! Motions sensors are a big help and add valuable savings!”
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