Taskers is one of the country’s leading and largest independent DIY and Home Stores.
At a time when they were going through significant changes within their business, they were looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint and at the same time reduce their ever increasing energy costs.
High on the list of priorities was the installation of energy efficient LED lighting throughout their stores. Having completed the first stage at their Aintree store, the savings achieved were dramatic and proved the advantages and value of making the change.
Having looked at many types of LED lighting, they were extremely impressed with the demonstration of our lights and service. We were able to assist Taskers with every step of the process including helping them to obtain a Carbon Trust low cost loan to help finance the installation. The savings for the Aintree store alone were 370 tonnes of carbon and a 76% reduction in lighting costs with the replacement of nearly 2000 lamps.
The initial outlay was approx. £130,000 with a first year saving of about £100,000 when taking into account reduction in lighting and maintenance costs and the tax benefits. There were also significant savings in on-going maintenance as each tube has a life span of about 10 years instead of 3 years for non LED tubes. The overall environment is also improved as the tubes start instantly and there is no hum, flicker or glare providing a more ‘natural light’ feeling. Further benefits include reduction of conditioning costs and improved fire safety.
Savings & Benefits
- Reduced energy lighting costs by 76%
- £42,568 saved in electricity costs per annum
- 370 tonnes of CO2 saved each year
- £5,057 saved in maintenance costs