Blueberries, one of our long term customers contacted us about their increasing energy bill due to rising energy prices, as a designer clothing shop it doesn’t use a lot of power from electrical sockets so we looked at the lighting, on the top two floors alone they had 81 x 50w down lights which would account for approximately a large 11,664 kw (11,664,000 watts) of electricity a year and carbon emissions of 4096.00 kg per year.
We converted the existing low voltage fittings to a 240v GU10 fitting complete with a 6w cree led ecoled lamp. This reduced the energy consumption from approximately 11,664 kw to 1,399 kw per year which has saved them a considerable sum each year, this in turn also reduced their carbon emissions to 408 kg per year a reduction of 3,688 kg.
Our clients at the dental surgery approached us for help due to their existing lighting in the reception area kept letting them down due to failing lamps and fitting over heating and causing faults. When we arrived at the premises we found a mix of lighting made up of, one low voltage spot light, one 600×600 fluorescent module and six R63 lamps that have an expected life of around 3,500hrs.
We replaced all these fittings for thirteen 5w led fittings with an expected life of around 50,000hrs and a 5 year guarantee. These gave a much better and even light and also reduced the reception lighting energy consumption from approx. 1484 kw per year to 200 kw per year this also reduces their carbon footprint.
Below is an example of the light fitted, a 5w zep1