New year, new lighting refit

With Christmas behind us and the decorations packed away for another year, you may be looking for new ways to brighten up your commercial space for the year ahead and beyond. If so, a lighting refit could be in order for your business.

There’s so many reasons to carry out a lighting refit. These include aesthetic reasons to up your business game or to cut your carbon footprint, reduce your energy bills or to ensure legal compliance.

Here, we look at the top four reasons to put a lighting refit at the top of your 2019 to-do list.

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE

Lots of us may be feeling the pinch following the extravagance of Christmas. Keep the books balancing throughout the year by booking in an LED lighting refit. This is a great option if your commercial space is still using traditional fluorescent lighting. A lighting refit will cut your costs – it is estimated that 75% of buildings have outdated and inefficient lighting. LED lighting provides a great solution to this problem with their increased lifespan and reduced running costs.

Although no one would say no to a few extra pounds in the bank, if you have plans to further your business in 2019, a lighting refit is a great place to start. As a business, you will start saving money both in the long and short term by slashing those essential expenses such as running and maintenance costs with impressive ROI on installation with the right lighting provider. For example, we worked with Santander to trial an LED lighting refit at three branches ahead of a roll out across its UK-wide branches. With our help, they saved an average of £2,500 per year for each branch.

SPEND, SPEND, SPEND

No, we don’t mean you! Shops, bars and restaurants need to create an appealing atmosphere for their customers and clients.This can be more complex than it originally seems. Lighting needs to be inviting and welcoming, highlight certain areas or product ranges, avoid creating unnecessarily dark or shady spots as well as provide a functional space for staff and shoppers. Also, studies have shown that retail lighting can increase a person’s spend by up to 12%. So, a lighting refit could keep your business booming by beautifully showcasing your product range or providing a place to while away the cold winter evenings with a tasty dinner and drink.

BOOST PRODUCTIVITY

Lighting plays a huge part in ensuring that your employees are performing to the best of their ability. Research has shown that 80% of our sensory input in work comes through our eyes. So, an effective lighting refit could just be essential to get the most from your teams.

The right lighting refit can also help support the health and well being of your employees. Conventional lighting installations often use magnetic control gear, which can cause some lights to flicker. This can cause some people to suffer with headaches, which will understandably negatively impact on their professional performance. High-Frequency Control Gear will solve this problem, as well as saving energy.  

UP YOUR PROFESSIONAL GAME 

As a business, you may have new goals for 2019 which you want to achieve. So, when first impressions mean everything, you want your commercial venue to be classy, sophisticated, modern, inviting – or any manner of things to suit your company’s brand identity. A lighting refit could help you to stand out in the crowd and get ahead of your competitors. This is especially important when your customers are offered a plethora of bars, restaurants or shops to spend their time in.

A lighting refit may also help to boost your company’s credentials when it comes to environmental compliance to cut your carbon footprint. An intelligent lighting system with LEDs, motion sensors and smart device management will bring a host of benefits for your company’s credentials. We carried out a lighting refit for the flagship Selfridges in London’s Oxford Street who were delighted with the results.

There are many reasons to invest the time and energy into a lighting refit for your commercial venue, these are just the top four. Gone are the days when old fashioned, outdated and wasteful lighting solutions will cut it in a competitive business marketplace. Lead the way by doing your commercial lighting the right way and reap the benefits for your business.

Not sure how to make a lighting refit work for your business? The experts here at PLM can discuss your specific requirements to provide a tailor made lighting solution for your premises. Find out more here.

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Lighting maintenance engineer Liam Chambers became a part of the plm team 2 years ago. 50 years ago, the PLM founder, Roy Sands, set up a lighting business from his garage, alongside his two business associates. Click to read more.

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Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7RL

TEL | 01256 897510

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