Name: Eastbourne Vauxhall (EMC Group)
Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Projected Savings: 69.71%
Alan Bray, Parts Director, Contacted LED-UK Lighting via the LoCase Grant program for East Sussex businesses. Eastbourne Motoring Centre Ltd (EMC) is an independent, family owned dealership based in Eastbourne, East Sussex and has been successfully trading since the 1960’s. Specialising in the sale of new & quality used Vauxhall and Suzuki vehicles, we are backed by our own extensive Aftersales facilities including an MOT / Service / repair centre and retail & trade parts sales. They are located at, Cavendish Bridge, Eastbourne, East Sussex. BN21 3SE. (01323 720681) https://www.emcgroup.co.uk/
They recognised that they needed to upgrade the lighting in the Suzuki Showroom, main Bodyshop and workshop due to the poor light that the existing fittings gave, especially in the winter when it was dark by late afternoon. The MOT bay and parts department contained a mixture of 6ft 70W T8 and 8ft 100W T12 tubes, which are expensive to run. Some of fitting were failing and in need of replacing, Alan was also keen to reduce their ongoing maintenance and electricity costs.
They contacted us and asked for a free lighting survey, to see how we could enhance the lighting in the Offices, Suzuki Showroom, Bodyshop/ Valeting area.
The Solution By LED-UK
The office areas contained 600 x 600 T8 fittings, these where retro fitted with 36W LED panels in 4000K and replace the existing 85W halogen spotlights with 25W LED, 4000K fittings in the Suzuki showroom. For the main workshop, body repair/ valeting bay and MOT bay, the 70W, 6ft T8 tubes were retro fitted with 30W LED tubes, in 5000K. These have 3000Lm and will give enhanced lighting across the whole area. In the attached parts department, the existing 100W 8ft T12 tubes have been replaced with a completely new fitting and 30W LED tube in 5000K, cool white. These are much brighter and because of the high CRI, giving out a more natural light, making life easier when repairing and cleaning the vehicles. With a cleaner and enhanced look all the areas, they are now happy with the results.
Eastbourne Vauxhall would get a complete return on its investment in under one and a half years, making this a really good investment. Over a ten period they will have saved over £9737 where the cost of doing nothing would be over £13,477. A difference of £3,740, a worthwhile investment
There were the obvious benefits of lower maintenance costs, a full backup service offered by the company, as well as better working conditions for the staff. The lighting installed was also supplied with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty.
What they said about LED-UK Lighting Ltd
“Steve at LED-UK lighting was so helpful. He installed some new LED lights to replace old fluorescent tubes, making the shop brighter with a much more modern look. He was able to advise on what would be best for our needs and the install was prompt, tidy and efficient”.