How you can save your south London school money?
This is a good question that has been asked by many a bursar. The answers are varied ranging from cutting staff, through turning down the heating slightly to sourcing cheaper consumables. But there is a simple and straightforward answer to this thorny issue – lighting.
According to the Carbon Trust, lighting can account for 40% of the electricity bill in any workplace so if there was a way that you could save up to 80% on lighting, you could reduce your overall electricity bill by over 30% which […]
50w NVC Orlando LED Floodlights
During January, we landed several garden lighting jobs around south London. It’s to be expected I suppose since the middle of winter is largely the ‘closed season’ for gardeners. So they wait until it’s the coldest possible time and then call us in to sort out their lighting! Still, we are well used to working outside and in the cold so it’s all in a day’s work. A client in Dulwich needed passive infrared detectors fitting for their garden floodlights, 50w NVC Orlando LED models. These are stylish and […]
If you run a cold store in South London, you may well be looking at ways in which to save money to make your business more profitable. But did you know that simply changing to LED lighting could improve your finances directly and indirectly?
What is LED lighting?
An LED (Light Emitting Diode) is an electrical component that produces light when an electrical current passes through it. Unlike conventional lighting which converts the electricity into heat to produce light, the electricity is converted directly into light. This means that it is more efficient and you get a lot […]
2014 saw the implementation of the ESOS regulations by the UK government. ESOS is the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme that is run by the Environment Agency that is designed to move British business towards a lower carbon footprint. If your business is comes under the umbrella of being a ‘Large Undertaking’ as defined in the regulations, you will need to carry out an energy use audit by the end of 2015 and once every 4 years after that.
But even if you don’t qualify as a ‘Large Undertaking’ you can still do your bit – after all, reducing the carbon […]
For most south London businesses, the carrot of financial savings is the driving force behind changing outdated conventional warehouse, factory, commercial and retail lighting. In this second part of our insider’s guide to modern lighting for south London businesses, we look at operational benefits.
With your existing HID high bay and low bay lighting, the life expectancy of a bulb is just 2 years. In practical terms, it is actually less as some types of HID bulbs lose up to 70% of their brightness well before that. High bay lighting bulb changing is always difficult, you either need to […]
According to the Energy Saving Fact Sheet issued by the Carbon Trust, up to 40% of your company’s total electricity bill is accounted for by your lighting. LED lighting uses a fraction of the electricity of conventional lighting solutions and, when used with a control system, it is possible to reduce your lighting bill by more than 80% – a powerful reason indeed for changing your south London factory, warehouse, leisure centre, retail unit or garden centre lighting to LEDs.
Cost savings on your electricity bill are not the only benefits
LED lighting is made to give a […]
As winter approaches, many south London retail, commercial and industrial businesses have called us in to replace their lighting with LED units since it forms a large proportion of their running costs. A recent job we carried out for a south London garden centre has already cut their lighting costs to a tenth of the outdated systems they already had in place. Industrial lighting prior to the use of LED luminaires and other units is inefficient as the bulk of the electricity that is used goes into producing sufficient heat to make either a gas or a wire glow hot […]