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Boynton Beach, Fla. — Xeleum Lighting was selected by the owners of Cusano’s Bakery to provide the lighting for their new 260,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art bakery facility in Coconut Creek, Fla.
Cusano’s, a century-old, family-owned bakery known for its bread products, needed to replace all the lighting in the enormous new space it converted from a furniture warehouse into a bakery production facility. Xeleum, based in nearby Boynton Beach, was chosen for the project because its array of products fit all the requirements.
In engineering a solution for Cusano’s, Xeleum’s first order of business was to perform an engineering lighting study of the various locations to determine the fixture types and quantities best suited to provide the desired illumination at the various working surfaces.
The result was installation of five different Xeleum fixture types: the Hercules High Bay, Athena with RF controls, Cronus High Bay, Cobalt troffers with XCO-200 controls, and Zephyr shoebox fixtures. In all, Xeleum installed 805 fixtures.
For the main baking and test kitchen areas in the warehouse, a combination of the 100-watt and 200-watt Xeleum Hercules LED high bay fixtures were used because they are rugged and durable luminaires best suited for the 42-foot-high ceiling and wide area working surfaces. In the loading and unloading areas, the Xeleum Artemis fixtures were used because, in addition to their excellent illumination, they are motion-activated. This means they are only fully illuminated when the area is fully occupied; otherwise, they dim down to either 50 percent, 10 percent, or fully off.
Michael Greco, co-owner, Cusano’s Bakery, said, “It was great working with the people at Xeleum, and the new LED fixtures they installed are providing a very high quality of lighting at all locations within our facility. Not only is there a great improvement in overall illumination, but the LED technology has made possible a very substantial savings for us in electric energy cost. The annual cost savings of $184,075 will pay for the 805 fixtures and controls that were installed in less than 30 months, and thereafter Cusano’s Bakery will have the full benefit of the cost savings. In addition, as a result of this conversion, CO2 emission was reduced by 1,000 pounds.”
Xeleum is an engineering-based manufacturer of electronic and lighting products. With over 30 years of industry experience, it is an ISO 9001-2008- and ISO 13485-certified operation with facilities in Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Shenzhen, China, as well as Boynton Beach, Fla.