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LED Lighting - Glossary Of Terms

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 21st , 2019


With so much new technology in the lighting sector, we thought a small glossary of LED lighting terms might help when choosing which LED lamps might best suit your needs. The following is a list of general lighting terms and LED-specific terms.

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How to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 18th , 2019


With governments worldwide putting their efforts into ways of reducing global warming, it’s well worth considering reducing your own business’s carbon footprint. Using today’s technology, there are a number of options available which can help to reduce your CO2 emissions. Not only that, but a couple of upgrades, although involving some initial capital, can lower your utility costs and return your investment many times over.

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Discover The Financial Benefits Of Upgrading To LED Lighting

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 17th , 2019

There’s an old adage that goes, ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’. When it comes to the energy costs of running a business, nothing could be closer to the truth. While trying to reduce energy costs during lean periods, we tend to look at the big stuff. Do we need the air-con working for so many hours? Can’t we lower the heating a few degrees? Can’t we integrate some machine operations or production lines? Can’t we save on maintenance costs? All these options; and yet more often than not, the real savings are just above your head.

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The Lifespan Of LED Lights

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 11th , 2019

 


LED lighting fixtures are among the most cost-effective and reliable lighting options for commercial and public buildings. As they are up to 90% more efficient when compared to their incandescent counterparts, it stands to reason that they represent excellent value for money in large-scale lighting installations. However, what type of lifespan is associated with LED lights?

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What To Look For When Hiring An LED Lighting Contractor

Posted by Andrew Lambert on October 4th , 2019


When you are responsible for property management and need an electrical contractor, there are certainly plenty of potential suppliers, service and installation companies out there. However, which specialist lighting contractor is best? If you plan to upgrade your interior or exterior illumination to energy-efficient LED lighting, then quality and price will probably be foremost in your thoughts. However, is there anything else of which property owners ought to be aware? Below, we discuss eight essentials to bear in mind when choosing an electrical lighting contractor.

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The Evolution of the Light Emitting Diode

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 19th , 2019

Although LED cost per unit is higher compared to incandescent lighting, energy savings are high. The Energy Savings Trust estimates the annual running cost of one halogen is £11, and the equivalent LED, just £2. Nowadays in new builds, LEDs are being installed as a matter of course. With halogens already being phased out, people and businesses are reaping the financial reward of lower utility bills by switching from halogen and fluorescent lighting to LEDs.

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How LED Lighting Soon Recoups Installation Costs

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 17th , 2019

An innovative and energy efficient alternative to incandescent and fluorescent lighting, LED lighting uses significantly less electricity than its predecessors. Organisations and businesses can reduce consumption and benefit from lower utility bills. However, there are other advantages that we detail below, along with the potential savings and how they offset the initial expenditure.

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LED Lighting For Historic Buildings Unique Property Redevelopments & Museums

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 16th , 2019

At Lowe & Oliver we specialise in lighting architecture for historic buildings, museums and exclusive property redevelopments, where each project requires a different approach. We also undertake large scale LED lighting upgrades in the industrial and commercial sectors, and have been awarded a Royal Warrant for our work on royal palaces.

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What Is The Average Cost Of Upgrading To LED Lighting?

Posted by Paul Tuson on May 3rd , 2019

Image: Lowe and Oliver carried out the refurbishment which included LED lighting upgrade for HQube Headquarters.

In the short time energy saving Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), have been available in the mainstream lighting market, the technology has continued apace. Now, with LED specific dimmers, motion controllers and colour rendering available, they have been adopted as the lighting of choice in new commercial builds, and are the most popular upgrade in commercial properties. With incandescent lighting already obsolete, and compact fluorescent lighting due to be phased out in 2020, the choice of whether to upgrade will soon be taken out of your hands. So, how do you work out the average cost of upgrading your business lighting?

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What Are The Legal Requirements To Upgrade To LED Lighting?

Posted by Paul Tuson on April 13th , 2018

While LED lighting isn’t strictly a legal requirement, a string of important government documents published over the past 20 years has increasingly tightened the performance criteria for lights used in public buildings. Lighting requirements are designed to phase out inefficient types of lighting rather than select positively for one alternative or another. It just happens that LED lights are currently the most affordable and energy efficient alternative to incandescent and fluorescent lighting.

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