LEDs could saving 80pc of lighting costs

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Companies could save up to 80 per cent of their warehouse lighting costs by moving from traditional sodium luminaires to new LED units, according to Ecolighting.

Operations manager Stuart Cain said: “The return on investment numbers are staggering.”

He highlighted two examples. Paul Ponsonby cut annual lighting costs from £15,035 to £3,030, and expects to achieve payback in under three years.

Great Bear, was able to cut its yearly lighting bill from £146,207 to £23,844 – a saving of £122,363 (83 per cent) in 12 months.

Cain also pointed to the Enhanced Capital Allowances scheme which encourages businesses to invest in energy saving lighting equipment that meets the performance standards set out in the Energy Technology List.

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