Sheffield optician sees cost savings in Surelight energy efficient lighting solutions.

11th December 2012

For most of us turning the clocks back in winter means that lovely extra hour in bed and a little more light (although a few degrees colder) when we get up in the morning but for businesses this daylight saving act can mean a lot more than that.

   Increased energy consumption in particular having to keep the lights on for that extra hour can cost a business hundreds of pounds a year in electricity costs not to mention the carbon footprint increase for the growing number of companies committed to reducing CO2 emissions. Millhouses based opticians, Victoria Smith, is one such company, but, after carrying out an eye test on business neighbour Paul Lancaster of Olmec Advanced Materials, Victoria has found a solution that will saveher £100s simply by changing her lights. Since taking over the opticians on Terminus Road just over a year ago owner Victoria Smith has worked hard to improve her business, providing the best possible service to her clients, whilst managing the efficiency of the business itself.  Not an easy task!  Victoria says -Like all businesses, no matter what we do to improve our own efficiency our energy costs just keep rising and of course they will continue to do so.  These winter months are especially difficult for us.  Of course we need to make our premises safe and warm for our clients and staff, so we have to heat and light the shop for longer.  Paul's visit was very timely, and whilst I recommended what optical treatment would improve his eyesight he recommended a lighting solution that improve my business finances. Victoria was using 30 traditional halogens in her dispensing area and large downlighters in the eye test area.  Surelight's solution used Lucidus5watt LEDs(which are typically ten times more efficient than halogen 50Watt lamps) and LED Selene downlighters. Based on Victoria's usage in the shop alone the simple change will save her over £200 in the first year with bulbs that will also provide years of life. Victoria says -I am absolutely delighted with thelightingsolution.  No electrical work was necessary, so there was no mess the bulbs were simply swapped.  The colour is good, the brightness is great, my staff and clients can see the products more clearly which is especially important in an opticians and the costsavings are a great bonus.  What more could I ask for? Paul Lancaster says -We are delighted Victoria has found our lighting solution so beneficial and really believe that all businesses should look at this as a fundamental cost and energy saving option.  If Victoria can save £200 in a year by changing 30 small lamps, just imagine what the savings can be for large offices, factories, warehouses, retailers and hotels for example. Contact Olmec Surelight today on 0114 236 1606 for a tailor-made lighting solution for your business andan analysis of the energy and money you can save.

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