Whether you are a manager of a Croydon business, public building or large retail outlet, you will be aware that lighting your general circulation areas, toilets, changing rooms, stairwells and underground car park can be a drain on finances if your bulkhead lighting is old, inefficient and needs to be left on all of the time. Upgrading to new, energy saving lighting units could help you achieve your financial and environmental targets.
2D lighting solutions
In areas requiring constant lighting, for example busy corridors or changing rooms with constant traffic, 2D bulkhead lamps are a good solution. Lower wattages using cold start HF gear for control are not suited to frequent switching but they could save you 20 – 30 percent on running costs. We can supply you with warm start gear for your 2D lamps but even that will shorten the the life with frequent switching. A much better solution is dimming. That will preserve the life of the bulbs. If the area has sufficient natural light, buying amenity lighting with a dusk and dawn sensor is also a good economic and environmental choice.
LED bulkhead lighting
In areas with intermittent use, for example HMOs, walkways and stairwells, the best way forward is to use LED bulkhead lighting. This can survive frequent switching without compromising the life of the unit. We recommend units that are ready fitted with microwave sensors to initiate switching. LED bulkhead lights provide immediate full-strength light, unlike phosphor lighting which takes a while to reach full brightness.
How can South London Electricians help?
South London Electricians use NVC® bulkhead lighting modules, fitted with the most energy-efficient control systems. If appearance of your bulkhead lights is important, we can supply stylish circular fittings with an opal diffuser constructed with a tough polycarbonate body and diffuser. Not only does this give perfect lighting, it looks good too. It can be fitted with a white or chrome bezel to ensure that it fits in perfectly with the existing decor. We can also supply amenity lighting fitted with a prismatic diffuser if a more ‘industrial’ look is required.
Where bulkhead lighting is to be situated in areas subject to the weather, we supply IP65 standard fittings.
Emergency Bulkhead Lights
If the power goes down, emergency lighting is mandatory in many situations. Certain of the NVC® bulkhead fittings can be supplied with a module that provides three hours of emergency lighting. If you contact us on 0208 406 9834, you can speak directly to one of our experienced commercial electricians.
What areas of Croydon do we cover?
We cover all areas of South London not just Croydon – from Richmond and Kingston, through Westminster and chelsea (OK, we know they are north London but we do venture over the Thames from time to time!) to Bromley and Bexley. And our fleet of electric powered vans have the range also to visit places even beyond the boundaries of Greater London – like Banstead, Caterham, Carshalton and Sutton!
So to obtain the best bulkhead and amenity lighting for your money, please call 0208 406 9834. You will be speaking directly with an electrician and not a receptionist, so you will benefit from immediate, no-obligation professional lighting advice.