Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Case Study: MedSafe Illuminates Facility Interior & Exterior, Lowers Overall Energy Consumption with Dialight DuroSite Series LED Fixtures

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As a leading national supplier of occupational, health and safety equipment, MedSafe’s primary distribution facility near Houston, TX is strategically located to provide critical disaster relief supplies in the aftermath of a hurricane or tropical Gulf Coast storm. But, this optimum location frequently puts the facility itself in the direct path of severe weather.

When business growth demanded a move to a more spacious warehouse and distribution facility, MedSafe insisted on Dialight’s high-efficiency, long-life DuroSite LED High Bay and area lighting fixtures to not only deliver superb energy savings and crisp, clear white light, but also instant restrike to eliminate downtime in the wake of a power outage. With 141 DuroSite LED High Bay interior fixtures and 18 exterior area lights in place at its new facility, MedSafe can now light four-times the square footage at the exact same cost as its previous building and be back up and running in mere minutes.

Always Prepared

Providing everything from gloves, hardhats and respirators to disinfectants, first aid kits and hazmat remediation materials, MedSafe is the go-to supplier for safety equipment and occupational health products nationwide during fair weather. But, in an area where severe weather is often a threat, companies, municipalities and emergency responders throughout the region also count on MedSafe’s hurricane preparedness products and rapid response program to minimize downtime in the wake of a major storm.

Because of its responsibility to the public, and its customers, MedSafe employs an aggressive disaster preparedness program—one that demands they be up and running immediately after a hurricane hits. At its previous facility, a power outage meant as much as 15 minutes of downtime spent waiting for its 400W metal halide and fluorescent lights to restrike and provide the necessary light to get back to work packing and shipping critical supplies.