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HellermannTyton quadruples light levels in its Manchester factory thanks to LED lighting solution

The Challenge:

HellermannTyton is a market leading global manufacturer and supplier of high performance and innovative cable management solutions.

With thousands of people depending on HellermanTyton’s products in a variety of environments, it was imperative that light output, light quality and uniformity were high quality so as to aid precision working and general inspection.

Switching to LED lighting was part of the forward-thinking company’s strategy to improve light levels in former warehouse areas that are now being used for production, whilst ultimately reducing associated energy costs and C0₂.

With their low-energy luminaires and proven ability to design bespoke, precision lighting solutions Waveguide Lighting’s experts were tasked to provide an LED lighting solution that would significantly reduce HellermanTyton’s on-going lighting energy bills and aid precision-working, whilst not compromising light quality and uniformity.

Our Solution:

Waveguide Lighting’s application engineers designed several bespoke precision lighting solutions aimed at delivering significant energy and cost savings.

The project saw a total of 33 Waveguide Lighting TiLite luminaires installed with five daylight saving sensors to maximise natural daylight from existing skylights.

Thanks to the innovative lighting provided by Waveguide Lighting, HellermannTyton has almost quadrupled in the light levels in parts of its Manchester manufacturing site from an average of 90 lux to 400.

Not only have the desired lux levels been achieved but the historic low-level task lighting in the production area is no longer necessary and has been switched off – thus providing additional energy savings.

At the same time, Waveguide Lighting replaced 72 72watt fluorescent fittings in the corridors surrounding the production areas with 75 of Waveguide’s award-winning TiLite 20/180 fittings, which are just 29watts including ballast. As a result, lighting energy consumption in this area was reduced by 69%, equating to a £2,700 saving in energy costs annually.

Through their low energy luminaires, Waveguide Lighting was also able to achieve a reduction in Co2 emissions of 160 Tonnes during the product’s eight year predicted lifetime.


“We had looked to four well-known lighting companies to get different quotes for these projects, but only Waveguide actually surveyed the areas and discussed our specific lighting needs with us.

“From the beginning their attention to detail was second to none – nothing was too much trouble and everything was about us ultimately getting the right solution for the individual application.

“It is so refreshing to have absolute confidence in a supplier. Waveguide Lighting promised us a two week lead time for our production area and all work was done within that time frame.

“We are absolutely delighted with the results. Feedback from the team has been really positive to the point I am being asked by employees if their area can be done next.”

Chris Brookes, HSE Officer at HellermannTyton

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