LED lighting: Caernarvon Orchard

Australian Government
September 2014
Apple and Pear Australia Ltd

Caernarvon Orchard in Orange, NSW, produces and packs 45,000 tonnes of apples and 800 tonnes of cherries per annum. About 5% of its annual electricity spend is on lighting (around $3400 pa). An energy audit found that replacing high bay lighting fixtures with LEDs would save $2120 a year (from a one off investment of $5600). Savings would also come from using electronic lighting ballasts, and replacing fluorescent tubes.