Many businesses remain unaware that they are wasting thousands of pounds a year on their energy bills. Cost is often a huge obstacle for upgrading lighting systems, and many warehouse managers will regularly put new lighting to the back of their minds as long as their current system is still working. In light of this, LED lighting experts EcolightingUK has unveiled its Pay as You Save scheme.
EcolightingUK specialises in helping companies to save a substantial sum on their energy bills. They help businesses who are looking for a solution that enables them to install a new LED lighting system with zero capital outlay, increased light levels, zero maintenance costs and a cash positive outcome from the first month after installation.
The Pay as you Save scheme is suitable for all types of applications including factories, warehouses and exterior lighting as well as offices, retail, hotels and education. Even with financing arrangements, projects are typically cash positive right from the start.
In addition to substantial economic benefits, LED lighting also provides a contribution to the fulfilment of long-term environmental objectives for all businesses. Significantly lower energy consumption means a reduced carbon footprint and less impact on the environment.
Aside from the financial and environmental factors, LED lighting boasts quality amongst its benefits. The result of a lighter and brighter working environment improves visibility and enhances workplace safety for employees, and Ecolighting’s experience is that staff are delighted with the improvements made to their working environments.
Introducing LED luminaires allows companies to save in excess of 70 per cent in lighting energy costs, reduce the cost of carbon tax as well as lowering maintenance costs.
EcolightingUK also works with a central grant funding body which researches county council grants available across the country for assisting SMEs with carbon reduction.
Depending on the grants available, companies can expect to see massive energy savings when switching to LED lighting. By using LED lighting with the latest lighting management systems, it is now easy to achieve 50 per cent to 80 per cent energy savings on most projects with these energy savings paying for the systems and installation for a fast return on investment, often in just 18 months.
Grants vary depending on the authority but can be as high as 60 per cent, and whilst often capped this can be as much as £50,000.
More in-depth calculations and examples of the savings a business can expect are available here.