Feature, Industrial

Halliburton opts to rent its lighting

Starting with sites in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, Halliburton will upgrade to LED in a bid to realise cost-savings of £1.8 million (€2 million, US$2.35 million) over a ten year period.

THE CONCEPT of ‘lighting as a service’ received another major vote of confidence today with the announcement that oil and gas services giant Halliburton is to use the model to upgrade six sites in the UK.

In effect, the company will rent the lights at the locations, beginning with operations in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth.

Halliburton’s decision to use the ‘lighting as a service’ model is a  major vote of confidence for the concept. The oil and gas services giant says it will upgrade six sites in the UK.

It says it wants to reduce energy by 65 per cent by upgrading to LED and realise cost-savings of £1.8 million (€2 million, US$2.35 million) from conversion of six sites over a ten year period.

 The move by the firm –  the world’s largest oil field services companies with operations in more than 70 countries – follows a assessment of its lighting strategy with a view to reducing costs and cutting energy emissions.

Sites in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth will be the first to see the lighting upgraded. The investments will be financed by energy savings.

Previously, the company’s lighting management was undertaken by on-site teams on a sporadic basis with minimal advantages in terms of cost-saving or energy reduction. Having recently outsourced its facilities management in the UK, the company was exploring how additional specific tasks that would benefit from third-party management.

‘We wanted to eliminate ‘blind spot’ areas that suffered from poor light coverage and we wanted much more control over where and when areas were lit,’ Halliburton regional manager for real estate Tim Wright told Lux. ‘We also wanted to increase efficiency and improve working environments.’

 The LED luminaires throughout the warehouses and storage buildings have integral controls, including daylight harvesting of natural daylight and absence detection which will reduce output to 10 per cent.

Further efficiency is gained using presence and occupancy sensors throughout the office and circulation areas. Sensors also operate in locker rooms and washrooms, with implementation designed to impact minimally on existing working conditions.

Tim Wright concludes: ‘The energy and cost-savings are significant but this will also have a beneficial impact on health and safety and quality at work. Our sites at Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk, are now nearing completion and further sites are being assessed and proposed.’

The luminaires and the lighting-as-a-service contract is being supplied by Zumtobel Group Services.


  • A lighting-as-a-service hub at LuxLive 2018 will bring together experts to advise on alternative financing models for retrofitting LED lighting. The exhibition takes place on Wednesday 14 November and Thursday 15 November 2018. Entry is free if you pre-register HERE.