Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Case Study
FCA is a global manufacturer of automobiles. This manufacturing facility assembles sub-assemblies for the new Jeep Gladiator. This project was a ground up design as the operation was moving into an abandoned building. Citra designed a new lighting layout, emergency lighting layout, and emergency light circuiting. FCA has differing light level requirements dependent upon the type of operation in the space and thus this and many other criteria had to be taken into account for the final design.
Citra’s designers ran simulations of various layouts and fixture types. Citra’s in-debt knowledge of LED products and lighting design enabled it to win out among three competitors with the lowest energy consumption lighting layout while achieving all of FCA’s light level requirements. Citra’s lighting solution was 26% more efficient than the two competitors at only a marginally higher cost. FCA recognized this and awarded the project to Citra.
FCA is enjoying a larger energy savings as a result of smart design. Many clients overlook the value a true expert can bring to its organization. They approach lighting modernization projects as simple fixture or lamp swap outs. This approach can cost the end-user significant dollars as can be seen on the FCA project. FCA realized a 26% energy savings premium over two other designs by carefully examining the solutions beyond just looking at the upfront cost.