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Ford begins using LED lighting in factories – Dallas, TX


In their plan to help the environment and save energy, Ford is investing over $25 million into LED lighting at manufacturing facilities around the world. 25,000 new LED light fixtures will be installed by the end of 2014, reducing annual energy usage by 56 million kilowatt-hours, enough to power 6,000 average-sized homes for a year.

The new lighting fixtures not only save energy and money, but improve safety for everyone working at the manufacturing facilities. LEDs provide higher quality light, do not need to be replaced as often as HID or fluorescent bulbs, and do not contain any hazardous materials.

The LEDs are expected to continue working for approximately 15 years, with very little degradation in the quality of light over that time. Energy savings are estimated to be around $7 million dollars per year, and work towards Ford’s goal of reducing energy use per vehicle produced 25 percent by 2016.

The first facility to get the updated lights is the Dearborn Truck Plant, which produces the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. By the end of the year, 17 other Ford plants around the world will get similar lighting updates, helping to promote a more sustainable future.

In an effort to save even more energy and help the environment, the new F-150 will be the first full-size pickup truck to use aluminum extensively, reducing its weight by several hundred pounds. The weight savings, along with new EcoBoost engines, will help improve fuel economy dramatically.

Take a look at Five Star Ford of Plano’s F-150 inventory near Dallas, TX.