In keeping with recommendations made by the Carbon Trust during a recent audit, a new lighting system has been installed in two of our manufacturing units. The new lighting maintains constant illumination levels within the factories but adjusts to compensate for the background lighting levels from windows and roof lights. Furthermore when the lighting does not sense the presence of an operator the lighting is programmed to automatically dim or turn off. At night, for example the main operating areas remain illuminated brightly but material storage areas and un-manned areas remain dark unless accessed by a member of staff. The lights also use the most energy efficient fluorescent tubes for minimum electricity consumption when in use. The new lighting system will be installed in the other factory shortly when the present system comes up for replacement.