Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. is an innovation focused company that researches, develops and manufactures a wide range of products used in feed, food, industrial and environmental applications. Established in 1984 and headquartered out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the company has manufacturing and warehouse locations east and west that serve customers around the globe. Company leadership felt that the illumination in its Calgary manufacturing plant could be improved while simultaneously remaining environmentally responsible. Krisjan Jones, operations director at Canadian Bio-Systems, turned to Nedco, one of Canada’s largest electrical wholesale suppliers.


Increasing light levels and light quality while reducing energy usage and maintenance costs.


Darven Smetaniuk, lighting specialist at Nedco, said: “We went with SYLVANIA LED lighting products from LEDVANCE because of their solid performance and ease of doing business.” In the manufacturing area, metal halide high bays and traditional T8 fixtures were replaced with SYLVANIA Vapor Tight and High Bay LED Luminaires which deliver energy savings of up to 67 percent and last up to 120,000 or 150,000 hours, respectively. The SYLVANIA Vapor Tight Luminaire is IP65 rated and ETL Sanitation certified for NSF splash zones. SYLVANIA High Bay Luminaires are light weight with a traditional design and interchangeable optics. These luminaires are an ideal replacement for traditional luminaires or as new installations, and are offered in three wattages/lumen packages for use in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, big-box retail, gymnasiums, and loading docks. In the office and common areas, the traditional lighting was replaced with a variety of long-lasting, energy-saving SYLVANIA LED indoor luminaires and lamps. The traditional fluorescent 2X4 and 1X4 troffers were replaced with SYLVANIA Edge-Lit Panels, environmentally preferable LED alternatives that offer up to 47% energy savings. Traditional T8 lamps were replaced with SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE IPS LED T8 lamps that boast a 50,000 hour life (L70). The 54 watt traditional fluorescent T5HO lamps were replaced with 25 watt SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE LED T5HO lamps which mimic the look of the traditional lamps, but with an optimized glass optic design while delivering energy savings up to 40%. The 50 watt traditional MR16 lamps were replaced with SYLVANIA ULTRA LED™ MR16 lamps. The LED lamps also boast a 25,000 hours life (L70), providing 12.5 times longer life than halogen MR16 lamps, reducing maintenance costs.


“We really appreciate how clean and crisp our facility looks under the new lighting and our employees really like the improved light levels.” Krisjan Jones, Operations Director

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