Sep 13 2 min read

Case Study: United Valve Lights The Way For More Efficient Production


As one of the country’s largest providers of repair services, United Valve continually leverages advanced equipment to maintain its overall operations. So when it came to lighting up their 60,000 sq. ft. facility, they didn’t hesitate to leverage the expertise of US LED.

The Opportunity

Located in Houston, the heart of the Texas refining and petrochemical belt, United Valve is trusted international provider of repair, modification, and testing services for some of the largest manufacturers in the world. Since 1961 when they first resold surplus valves, they have prided themselves on delivering virtually any type of valve service in-house with work performed by experienced technicians and skilled craftsmen.




The Solution

After evaluating multiple manufacturers, the administrators at United Valve chose to partner with US LED because their ExsaBay XLE LED high bay exceeded project specifications and provided the best financial value. Furthermore, considering its Ten-Year Warranty and ultra-long product lifetime, it sealed the deal with United Valve’s stakeholders.

After generating the final photometric layout, this large-scale project comprised of installing a total of 115 ExsaBay XLE LED high bays to replace the legacy T5 fluorescent fixtures. At 200W each, these high bays were explicitly designed for significant mounting heights, output over 30,100 lumens each, and deliver the footcandles on the ground necessary for employee tasks. Best of all, they are getting more light than ever before while consuming less energy than the traditional fluorescent option.




The Benefits

The enhanced quality of illumination has substantially impacted employee productivity, safety, morale, and the efficiency of operations. In addition, overall visibility in the complex has improved thanks to the light uniformity. Many areas doubled to an average of 66 footcandles hitting the ground, and some critical areas tripling to over 100 footcandles.

Aside from just the improvement in light quality, United Valve employees have expressed how much safer they feel moving around the complex and how it’s made them feel more productive and engaging overall. Even better, they no longer worry about stopping their work to replace burned-out fluorescent lamps or ballasts. With their new ultra-long life LED lighting backed by an industry-leading Ten-Year Warranty, United Valve will enjoy issue-free lighting for many years to come.




Making The Switch To LED

LED lighting helps keeps the overall cost of running and maintaining facilities down, which goes a long way towards increasing profit margins and the quality of service that companies can offer to their customers at the same time. As efficiencies continually improve and controls become more prevalent, now is the time to make the switch to LED and capitalize on the savings. How do you choose the right solutions? How can you justify the cost of switching? Since 2001, our lighting experts have been trusted to assist with projects by providing lighting analysis and layouts that meet application requirements.



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