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Lighting for Businesses - Upgrading to LED

Lighting Industry Academy, Telford

Where: Lighting Industry Academy, Stafford Park 7, Telford, Shropshire TF3 3BQ

When: 17th April 2018, Registration at 9:15, workshop 9:30 – 4:30 with lunch and coffee breaks 

Cost: FREE

Upgrading lighting in non-domestic premises offers a huge energy and cost saving opportunity for both individual businesses and our national energy demand as a whole.  With the commercial sector accounting for 70% of lighting energy demand, it’s estimated that around 14 billion kWh could be saved through low-energy lighting – around the same amount produced by a nuclear power station.

The transition is already underway – a  survey from The Grocers 2015 Switch the Lights campaign  suggested that retail businesses will aim to have at least 80% of total floorspace lit by LEDs by 2020. 85% of companies polled said that switching to LED lighting had caused “highly beneficial” or “beneficial” savings to maintenance budgets. 

However, major upgrade works are not without their complications. LED upgrade projects do not deliver expected results without using quality products and appropriate installation and design. Financing may also be a barrier; 71% of independent retailers polled for Switch the Lights cited upfront cost as the main barrier to switching.

Our SME Workshop on 17th April, delivered alongside highly experienced trainers from the Lighting Industry Academy will cover topics such as:

  • An introduction to LED lighting and controls, and the savings possible
  • Understanding technical jargon and manufacturer data sheets
  • Design: the right light in the right place and how best to use daylight
  • Procurement, quality, cost, and performance claims
  • Project funding information

The workshop will give you the knowledge and tools you need to get your lighting installation off the ground and start saving on energy costs, and includes a tour of the LIA Lighting Laboratory and brochures produced by the Premium Light Pro consortium on procurement criteria and design guidance.

Places on the workshop are limited, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best in the industry.

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