Megaman are pleased to announce that their recent project at Thakeham Farm has been shortlisted for a LUX Award in the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year Category.
When Thakeham Farm, a mushroom farm in Pulborough, West Sussex, needed to replace its existing light fittings, the owners required a lighting solution that could withstand the varying temperature conditions whilst also providing excellent energy efficiency. Therefore, Megaman’s range of highly reliable, integrated and linear light fittings were selected, achieving an effective and efficient lighting scheme and resulting in annual 50% energy saving.
Thakeham Farm, is part of Monaghan Mushrooms one of the largest mushroom producers in the world, and has been operating since 2011. As a key supplier, the farm consists of 70 growing houses and produces, 6500 tons of mushrooms a year. Due to the complex nature of mushroom growing, the farm required a lighting fixture for its growing houses that would be resilient to the differing environmental conditions which range from 14oC to 60oC, as well as easy to maintain.
Fred Bass, Managing Director at Megaman commented, “As Thakeham Farm is focused on the sustainable use of materials throughout every stage of mushroom growing, we wanted to provide a lighting solution that reflected this environmental approach. The Dino battens offered the perfect solution, Part L compliant, the battens at L70 have a lamp life of up to 50,000 hours without incurring low output levels – providing excellent energy efficiency and a high quality performance.”