Case Studies - Hazardous Area Lighting Scott Bader

Improving the quality of lighting in a hazardous area

With a turnover of €220 million, Scott Bader is a multinational chemical company employing 600 people worldwide. Founded in 1921, it has manufacturing sites in Europe, Middle East and South Africa, and the first production plant was built in Northamptonshire in 1940. The company specialises in the manufacture of high quality synthetic resin and polymer products.

Several of Scott Bader’s manufacturing sites have attained ISO14001 accreditation, and through the implementation of ISO14001, the company has made a clear statement that environmental management is an integral part of its agenda.

A low maintenance solution

One of the focuses of this agenda was to improve the lighting within the Wollaston site. The key objectives were to find suitable low maintenance light fixtures that were certified for use in the hazardous environment, which could improve the quality of the lighting, that were reliable, durable and available in both standard and emergency mode, and could achieve energy savings.

Following extensive trials, the Dialight SafeSite Series was specified by Darren McNulty, the Energy Manager at the alkyd plant, Wollaston. The site was selected as the initial area for lighting improvement, as the existing poor lighting represented a significant health and safety hazard.

Hazardous Area Lighting <span>Scott Bader</span>

LED lighting safely transforms the working environment

The impact of the replacement LED fittings was so noticeable that it has transformed a once gloomy corner of the site, into a crisp, clear and well-lit work area. The deployment of LED technology has created an energy efficient and environmentally friendly facility and further projects are now under consideration across the site.

The Dialight Safe Site range is also being considered for installations in South Africa.

 “We are currently on track to make a 66% annual reduction in energy consumption for the lower floor lighting – despite increasing lamp numbers. We expect to save ~28,000 kWh – that’s about 12t CO2e”

Darren McNulty, Energy Manager Scott Bader, Wollaston



Number of fittings – 40

Fittings used: Dialight

LED Safe Site Area Light

LED Safe Site Bulkhead

ATEX Emergency Bulkhead

Mounting height: 2.3 metres