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What Actions Can Your Company Take To Reduce Their Carbon Footprint?

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 9th , 2021


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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3 Financial Benefits Of Upgrading To LED Lights

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 6th , 2021

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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What To Look For When Hiring An LED Lighting Contractor

Posted by Andrew Lambert on July 30th , 2021


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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A Guide To The History Of The Light Emitting Diode

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 23rd , 2021

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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Commercial LED Lighting Systems - How Much Does It Cost To Upgrade?

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 21st , 2021

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 July 6th , 2021

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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LED Lighting Regulations That You Need To Know About

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 5th , 2021

LED lighting is a cost-effective, energy-saving alternative to conventional lighting options, even in historic and non-standard buildings. For universities, palaces, churches and museums, LED lighting offers enormous versatility to create different atmospheres in different parts of the building, shape user experiences and also cut the cost of lighting.

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Choosing The Right LED Lighting Contractor - What To Avoid

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 2nd , 2021

While there are many LED lighting contractors more than happy to take your money, there are probably only a few with the experience and industry knowledge suitable to take on your project. All too often, organisations make common mistakes when choosing their contractor, resulting in communication issues, delays or a mismatch of skills.

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6 Benefits Of LED Lighting - Should You Upgrade?

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 1st , 2021

Upgrading an ageing and inefficient lighting infrastructure to a modern LED-based design is a large undertaking, especially in an extensive or complex building. When dealing with historic buildings in particular, there may be extensive electrical work required before the lighting upgrade can even take place, such as replacing antiquated wiring, or making special design considerations to preserve the character of the building. This comes with a price tag that can be quite high, so how do you justify an LED lighting upgrade in an organisation where budgets are tight?

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Building Regulations For LED Panels With Flammability-Rated Diffusers

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 23rd , 2020

If you're working on a building project, you might be thinking about utilising LED panel lights. Cost-efficient, long-lasting and eco-friendly, they are becoming increasingly popular alternatives to traditional lighting solutions. However, it's crucial to ensure that the panel lights you've chosen comply with the relevant building regulations. Let's take a closer look at the rules.

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