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Local timber merchants Knowles Timber, has come up trumps following an energy saving exercise to install LED lighting supplied by us.

The company will make an estimated total energy saving of over £175K over the anticipated lifespan of the products.

The install, which was managed by electrical contractors Rugeley Electrical, took just under four weeks and the energy saving was ‘switched’ on at the end of July.

We carried out a lighting survey to understand how the unit was used by the workforce, for how many hours per day and how many days per year. Based on accurate consumption figures we were able to offer tailored recommendations for an energy efficient lighting design with an excellent payback timescale.

Bob Sylvester, director of Rugeley Electrical, tested the current lighting against the new LED technology and a sample light fitting was provided.

The tests conducted proved that the payback calculations were accurate.

The average annual return on investment sits at 18% with an annual carbon saving of almost 36,500 in KgC02e. A selection of fit for purpose LED lighting replaced over 200 halogen lamps, fluorescent tubes, recessed tubes and discharge fittings. The whole factory is now fitted with LED lighting making it one of the ‘greenest’ manufacturing facilities in Birmingham.

“I knew there would be significant savings to be made on our energy costs but I was surprised by exactly how much and how quickly we would start to see a return,” explained Steve Horner managing director of Knowles Timber.

Knowles Timber were also amazed at the benefits and reduction to their carbon footprint which is excellent news for their corporate responsibility.

In conjunction with lighting manufacturers and electrical contractors, we can offer an optional full finance agreement (subject to terms and conditions) and a warranty of up to five years on all LED products.

For anyone considering a lighting re-design or LED retrofit for cost and efficiency savings, please contact us on 01543 273840.

G2 Electrical Wholesale Knowles Timber Case Study

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