Zumtobel Group brand Thorn to equip UK retailer Wm Morrisons stores with LED lighting

  • 56 stores already converted
  • Efficient LED lighting leads to energy savings of up to 70 percent
  • Lighting solution comprises control gear from Tridonic and 25,000 Thorn luminaires

Dornbirn, Austria / Spennymoor, England, 14-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ —  Thorn, a Zumtobel Group brand, is equipping national retailer Wm Morrisons stores with LED lighting. Morrisons commissioned Thorn to convert 56 of its UK stores to the new lighting technology – and Thorn has already supplied a total of 25,000 luminaires for this project, a major order in the retail sector. The efficient LED lighting will bring the retail group energy savings of up to 70 percent and will cut CO2 emissions by an annual 195 tonnes per store – based on measurements of the first trial store. Compared to the previous conventional lighting, the new lighting solution will enable cost savings of almost €40,000 per year and store*, which equates to a payback period of 2.6 years.

Bespoke luminaires with Tridonic control gear 
This lighting solution was developed specifically for Wm Morrisons and manufactured at the Thorn plant in Spennymoor, England. The aim was to mount the new LED luminaires in the existing system, replacing the previous fluorescent lamps. Tridonic, the lighting components brand within the Zumtobel Group, also contributed its expertise and supplied the control gear for the Thorn luminaires, enabling them to operate at maximum efficiency. As the customised luminaires were developed, the focus was on ensuring high quality lighting, which is particularly crucial in the retail sector.

“We are proud that as the UK market leader we can process such an attractive order of this size. We have developed a customised lighting solution for Wm Morrisons that will make a major contribution to the energy efficiency of their stores. So far we have delivered around 25,000 luminaires, which have been produced at our home plant in Spennymoor. This demonstrates that Thorn is the right partner for projects on this scale,” said Paul Coggins, Managing Director Thorn UK & Ireland.

Savings per store*

– Energy saving: 70 %
– Cost saving per annum: £32,271 (€38,317)
– CO2 saving per annum: 195 tonnes
– Payback period: 2.6 years

* based on measurements of the first trial store; savings can vary according to size of the store and number of luminaires used.

Media contact
Astrid Kühn-Ulrich
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel. +43-(0)5572 509-1570
astrid.kuehn@zumtobel.com

Simone Deitmer
PR-Manager
Tel. +43-(0)5572 509-575
simone.deitmer@zumtobel.com

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A total of 56 Wm Morrisons stores have been fitted with a new Thorn lighting solution that makes for greater energy efficiency and better quality lighting.

A total of 56 Wm Morrisons stores have been fitted with a new Thorn lighting solution that makes for greater energy efficiency and better quality lighting.

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