Rockwell Automation, Eau Claire, Wis., recently announced the completion of an energy-efficient lighting project located in its 89,000-sq-ft facility. The company expects to save nearly 250MW per year using the Illuminator lighting fixture, which is manufactured by Orion Lighting & Energy Services of Plymouth, Wis. The Illuminator uses electronic ballasts and T8 fluorescent bulbs.

Overall, Rockwell has been able to cut its electrical consumption for lighting in half and it expects to pay for the lighting project investment in a little more than three years.