Magnet has completed the design and installation of a new energy-efficient lighting system at Unilever’s warehouse in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The objective was to design, supply and install a new lighting system that would improve lighting levels in the warehouse and reduce energy consumption. The Magnet team’s energy-saving solutions for this 45 000 mᶟ building involved replacing existing T-bay fittings and fluorescent tubes with Philips High Bay LED luminaires. One of the challenges was the tight, four-week deadline for completion. An installation of this magnitude would normally require at least two months for site works to be completed. Magnet’s site crew ensured that all the new luminaires were installed and in operation timeously. With the use of the latest lighting technology, the company’s custom-made lighting design used approximately 170 fewer light fittings than the previous system with expected expected savings of up to 62 %. These robust components offer extended service life and need minimal maintenance.

Contact Samantha MacDonald, Magnet, Tel 031 274-1998,

Magnet Energy Lighting Installation Project