Ferrara Candy operates 7 manufacturing plants located in the U.S. and Mexico, employing over 6000 people. Ferrara has built a new facility in Mexico and Luceco was selected as the LED luminaire manufacturer as a result of satisfying Ferrara’s main lighting objectives : meeting the energy saving targets, provide a safely lit environment, ensure optimal lighting levels for processes at the facility and wellbeing of personnel within.
The luminaires selected included Eris, Climate and Spartan Linear. Eris is a modern and slim IP65 rated luminaire with a die-cast aluminium body and polycarbonate lens optic for optimum performance. Eris comes complete with a hook for suspension mounting and is at home in many industrial and commercial environments. Spartan is a hazardous area luminaire suitable for zone 1 and zone 2 conditions. Available in standard and emergency variants, 2500-5000 Lumens, Spartan can be surface mounted to a wall or a ceiling plane. ATEX & IEC Ex approved; this machined aluminium robust linear luminaire uses special thermal management technology to allow an operation temperature range of -40° to 55°C.
Climate is a robust LED IP65 rated linear luminaire ideal for food processing environments. Climate Extra offers an efficacy of 140 Llm/cW and up to 100,000 hours operational life on dimmable variants with increased performance for improved energy efficiency. An opal diffuser enhances the appearance and uniformity and a polycarbonate construction with stainless steel anti-tamper clips ensures a sturdy luminaire.
Ferrara have made confectionery for over 120 years; the Ferrara family were bakers in Italy and emigrated to New York in 1900 where they produced candy-coated almonds then a variety of panned candies. The company merged in 2012 to become a world leader producing many famous brands of candy, with a large market share in the US and Mexico.
Ferrara say they “are an undisputed leader in sweet snacking… and believe in sharing delight in every bite” Another sweet story is the energy savings gained with Luceco’s LED lighting helping to make Ferrara’s facilities bright!