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Westex Carpets, UK

  • Westex Carpets, UK
  • Westex Carpets, UK
  • Westex Carpets, UK
  • Westex Carpets, UK
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Providing lighting only when it’s needed.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Reducing waste light during daylight hours.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    Producing the correct lighting levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Zoning lighting in accordance to occupancy patterns or window location.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Tailoring maintenance schedules in accordance to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Enabling results of actions to be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

Thorn Energy Partnership (TEP) training supports successful roll out of lighting at carpet factory

Electrical engineering company, Fully Wired, joined the Thorn Energy Partnership (TEP) in January 2013 and as a direct result, secured a new contract and successfully implemented an energy efficient lighting scheme with Westex Carpets.

James Colam-Ainsworth, Co-Director at Fully Wired, explains: “We joined the Thorn Energy Partnership because we’re committed to helping our customers achieve energy and cost savings, and wanted to ensure our knowledge is at the very forefront of developments in these areas. The move paid off because the credibility and training we received as a TEP Partner helped us to win the contract to refurbish the high bay lighting at the Westex Carpets factory.

“My experience with TEP so far has been very useful as we have gained access to training, tools and resources. The ecoCALC and energyCalc software in particular have improved my knowledge of energy efficiency.

“Thanks to the TEP, I’m now fully aware of what products are most suitable for the various applications. I also have full confidence in the design process and in TEP’s continued support to help us win more contracts in the future.”

Simon Walker, Director at Westex Carpets says: “The lighting installation at Westex Carpets has improved light levels throughout the site and in turn saved the company money while reducing CO2 emissions. Fully Wired and the TEP worked well together to ensure the project was completed on time and budget.”

Key facts

  • Luminaire installed: Hi-Rack and PopPack

  • Total area covered: 10,702m2

  • Total energy saving: 25.3%

  • Total carbon emission saving: 62.5 tonnes per annum

  • Total financial saving: €20,500 per annum

  • Lighting level before:<100 lux (est)

  • Lighting level after: 250-300 lux

  • Former LENI: 63

  • Actual LENI: 47

About Fully Wired

Fully Wired is a forward thinking provider of high quality electrical engineering solutions. Based in Morley, England, the firm has been committed to supplying innovative electrical solutions to commercial and residential clients since 2006.

About Westex Carpets

Westex Carpets manufactures the finest quality wool carpets from its West Yorkshire factory, which is in the heart of England’s traditional wool textile industry. The company’s extensive range of carpets for the home and workplace is exported worldwide.

About the Thorn Energy Partnership

The Thorn Energy Partnership (TEP) is an exciting venture between Thorn and lighting professionals which aims to promote energy efficiency without sacrificing good lighting performance. All successful TEP applicants become a TEP Partner and are supported with a 2-year certified training programme to promote energy saving schemes with a quick, attractive pay back. For more information about TEP, please visit the TEP Portal.