The Easy Way to Upgrade your Warehouse and Office Lighting

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Cash savings of LED lighting systems for businesses

One of the challenges to any business in London is finding easy to implement strategies that will cut overheads. A simple starting point is to look at your lighting systems. Over the last few years, LED lighting modules have increased in efficiency and are now a viable alternative to more conventional systems using fluorescent tubes or HID lamps.

Low bay LED lighting

Not all areas of a warehouse or office require lighting all of the time. Using conventional lighting, switching them on and off as required may not be practical. There are a couple of reasons for this – shortening the life of the low-bay lighting units and having to wait for a while before full brightness is achieved. With an LED system installed, the lights can be switched on and off without shortening the life of the units and they will reach full brightness within a fraction of a second of being switched on.

If you change to LED lighting for your Richmond office or Sutton warehouse, you will benefit in several ways. Firstly, LED lighting systems can supply the same light output as your old system but using a lot less electricity – in the extreme, you could save up to 75% on your lighting electricity bill. Secondly, if you get a professional commercial electrician to fit your warehouse or office LED lighting systems, you could be eligible for an immediate reduction in your next tax bill. Other benefits include less frequent replacement of blown bulbs or flickering tubes and starter capacitors meaning lower maintenance costs – and you won’t need to carry as many spares. You should expect around 50,000 hours from an LED lighting unit – compare that to the much lower lifetime expected from fluorescent tubes and HIDs.

How do warehouse and office LED lighting systems work?

An LED is a nifty little electrical component that converts electricity directly into light. This is much more efficient that the indirect energy conversions of conventional warehouse or office lighting systems. There is still some energy lost as heat, but much less than with either fluorescent tubes or HID bulbs. It is for that reason, LED lighting really makes sense.

Criticisms of early LED commercial lighting units tended to put most businesses off having them installed. Business lighting based on LEDs is now trouble-free and when coupled with even a basic control system, can save any south London business hundreds or even thousands of pounds over the course of a year.

Where to find the best LED lighting and  commercial lighting systems installers in south London

South London Electricians use Right-Light® high output LED warehouse lighting modules which are eligible for the government’s enhanced capital allowance scheme, together with the most energy-efficient drivers and control systems. So to make sure that your business saves spending on both taxes and utility bills, ring us on 07956 523316 for a free, no-obligation chat with one of our experienced commercial lighting electricians.

We cover all areas of South London – from Richmond to Bromley, through Merton, Wandsworth, Lambeth Croydon and Lewisham, as well as Westminster and Chelsea (OK, we know they are north London but we do venture over the Thames from time to time!). And our fleet of electric powered vans have the range also to visit places beyond the boundaries of Greater London – like Banstead, Caterham, Carshalton and Sutton.

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