Many commercial and industrial premises are now looking to upgrade their sites and reduce overheads with renewable technology. LED lighting is often seen as a starting point to enter into the low energy market.
Costs have now reduced significantly to produce large savings for even the SME marketplace.
The key reasons being the obvious reduction in running costs and zero maintenance.
For example, LED lighting upgrading can provide substantial energy savings either in specific areas or across the whole site, enhancing the look of the site; giving a much better overall performance with much improved lighting levels and maintenance costs reduced to zero and the comfort of our 6 year warranty.
EuroSpar - Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales
This EuroSpar store is over 5000 sq ft and the sales floor was in need of modern low cost lighting.
We looked at the existing lighting which consisted of over 100 separate downlights and directional spotlights.
The majority of the downlights were 60w twin CFL lamps. The remaining number were directional 100w spotlights.
We decided that the most economical way to upgrade the sales floor lighting to LED was to replace the main downlights with 40w 600mm x 600mm slim LED panels.
The directional spotlights would be replaced with wide angle 15w LED slim flush downlights.
Energy savings available were based on the lighting being on for 15 hours a day, 364 days per year.
By implementing the LED lighting upgrade the reduction in sales floor lighting running costs has been significantly reduced using less fittings, but with an increase in lighting level and performance.
This has produced energy savings of over 78% and will provide a rapid payback of less than 7 months.
"What a difference!"
"We were approached by Fusion of Power who were looking to help reduce our energy running costs by upgrading our store lighting to LED. Once we saw the savings available to us we agreed to move forward with the project.
They have now supplied and installed LED lighting throughout our store. What a difference!
Current energy figures are showing savings of over £600 a month and this equates to a 78% reduction in our lighting running costs with a rapid payback of less than 9 months!
On top of these great savings we now have zero lighting maintenance, reduced levels of harmful carbon emissions and much better lighting levels and overall performance throughout the whole store.
I would definitely recommend Fusion of Power to anyone looking to upgrade their current lighting or who is looking to implement other energy saving solutions".
Conrad Davies – Eurospar, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Spar Radyr, Cardiff
Annual energy saving £2,600 (79%)
Spar Prestatyn, North Wales
Annual energy saving £2,800 (73%)
"Just thought I would let you know that based of our first bill since the lights were changed it looks like a saving of about £240 a month so your estimate on a 9 month payback time seems pretty accurate.
If you have any retailers who are hesitant to switch to LED lighting, I am happy for you to give them my email and I will recommend they proceed as it is a no brainer! Every retailer should be making this change without delay."
Jon Stanway - Spar Prestatyn
Spar Morriston, Swansea
Annual energy saving £4,500 (78%)
"Fusion of Power changed my shop floor and staff area lighting from fluorescent tubes and spotlights to LED. It only took one day and the store immediately looked brighter. We calculate that my lighting costs will reduce by £4,500 pa or 78% and the investment will be paid back in around 10 months. I am very pleased with the result.
I would recommend Fusion of Power to other SPAR retailers. I will certainly use them again".
Kahi Singh Nitu - Spar Morriston, Swansea
Tremain News, Plymouth
Annual energy saving £1,900 (83%)
Blight Motors, Spar Store & BP Garage, Bideford
Annual energy saving £2,800 (74%)
Gravelle's Budgens, Sawbridgeworth, Essex
Annual energy saving £4,500
"We recently had our store converted to LED lighting and Fusion of Power completed the work to a high standard and we are happy with the outcome. We have also achieved savings of about 8% on our utilities because of this work "
Paul Gravelle - Gravelle's Budgen, Sawbridgeworth, Essex
PKF Francis Clark, Accountants, Torquay
Annual energy saving £7,600 (76%)
Cockington Primary School, Torquay
Previous lighting running cost before LED upgrade: £ 8,127 per year
Lighting running costs after LED Upgrade: £ 3,308 per year
Energy Cost Saving : £ 4,819 per year (60%)
Carbon Saving: 10.7 Tonnes per year
Eden Park Primary School, Brixham
Previous lighting running cost before LED upgrade: £ 6,709 per year
Lighting running costs after LED Upgrade: £ 2,867 per year
Energy Cost Saving : £ 3,842 per year (57%)
Carbon Saving: 7 Tonnes per year
Preston Primary School, Torquay
Previous lighting running cost before LED upgrade: £ 6,964 per year
Lighting running costs after LED Upgrade: £ 2,209 per year
Energy Cost Saving : £ 4,755 per year (68%)
Carbon Saving: 10.5 Tonnes per year