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Yeo Valley cold store lighting project

15th September 2015 - olivewoodadmin

We are proud to announce that we have completed a Chil-LED cold store lighting project for Yeo Valley. Working with Ayjay Group, we replaced the bulky legacy light fittings with the much lower-profile and energy-efficient Chil-LED units.

Yeo valley cold storage warehouse using Olivewood Chil-LED

It was interesting to see the scorch marks left on the ceiling by the old light fittings – evidence of the high heat output within the cold store skin – an issue with both old-style metal-halide lighting and with conventional LED units that haven’t been designed specifically for cold stores. This heat then needs to be removed from the coldstore by the refrigeration equipment. A build-up of warm air near the ceiling of a cold storage warehouse means less useable storage space.

Chil-LED channels any heat produced by the LED chips to a heat-sink above the ceiling insulation skin where it is dissipated into the air in the room-temperature void above the cold store, without the need to run power-hungry and expensive cooling systems.

Olivewood Chil-LED heatsink is installed above the ceiling insulation skin

This project is an exciting benchmark for us and it was amazing to see how well Chil-LED works, and particularly how tiny the head unit looks in comparison with the bulky units that were replaced.

Tiny Olivewood Chil-LED unit compared to the massive metal halide lighting units it replaces

If you’d like to hear more about this project or Chil-LED in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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