Magna International

Project Summary

Magna International is a leading global automotive supplier, with 317 manufacturing operations and 83 product development, engineering and sales offices in 29 countries. Magna's 130,000 employees focus on delivering superior value to their customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.

Magna Shelby Foam Systems, located in Shelby Michigan, recognized the need to reduce monthly electrical expenses and facility management costs. Light degradation throughout the manufacturing area was also apparent.

After careful consideration, Magna International chose Lumerica to upgrade their entire facility, starting with replacing the standard HO T8 fluorescent lamps to energy efficient/low maintenance LED lamps. Magna completed the upgrade by installing Lumerica LED parking lot fixtures and area wallpacks as well as LED T8 tubes in the entire office and workspace area. The upgrade is projected to have a monthly savings of $2500 a month. Total payback will be 1.37 years with first maintenance schedule at 5.7 years.

Lumerica's Fixtures are completely modular and can be serviced to last an additional life cycle. No need to replace the entire fixture, just replace the necessary part at the end of life. The LED tubes can be replaced as needed.

"We were able to reduce the amount of fixtures within the plant while actually increasing the light output. The new LED lighting looks amazing inside and out and we are certainly looking forward to not replacing bulbs and ballasts as frequently."
Bill Hawk, Facility Engineer

Lights Installed

Key Benefits


  • Reduced production lighting electricity consumption by 60% saving $19,200 annually
  • Reduced maintenance costs

Light Quality

  • Task Area: FC's from 55 to 74 (+25%)
  • Non-Production Area: FC's from 8 to 20 (+60%)
  • Workshop Area: FC's from 14 to 32 (+56%)
  • Inspection Area: FC's from 78 to 210 (+56%)


  • 1.37 Years
  • 5.7 Years to first maintenance


  • Employee moral
  • Consistency of light
  • Productivity
  • Operating costs