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Get yourself equipped to make the best choices for your LED lighting upgrade project with our series of workshops in 2018.

Workshop 1 - SME sector: Right Light, Right Place, Right Time - REGISTER HERE

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

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

Cost: £49 + VAT (lunch and refreshments included)

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 British Retail Consortium survey from The Grocer’s 2015 Switch the Lights campaign which promoted lighting upgrades for SMEs suggested that retail businesses will aim to have at least 80% of total floorspace lit by LEDs by 2020. As part of the same campaign, 85% of companies polled said that switching to LED lighting had caused “highly beneficial” or “beneficial” savings to maintenance budgets. That’s not to mention the much wider range of options to improve aesthetics, control and staff and customer wellbeing from switching to LED systems from halogen or fluorescent lighting.

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; whilst grant and loan schemes are available, 71% of independent retailers polled for Switch the Lights cited upfront cost as the main barrier to switching.

Premium Light Pro aims to address these barriers by providing a series of training workshops for the non-domestic sector. The first of these will be delivered alongside highly experienced trainers from the Lighting Industry Academy and 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. As well as learning from some of the most experienced trainers in the lighting community, the workshop includes a tour of the LIA Lighting Laboratory to bring products and systems to life 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.

For more information about event, please contact jim.cardy@est.org.uk