Fairlight Garage Ltd

Fairlight Garage logo
Client Name: Frank Fossella
Location: Saltdean, Nr Brighton, East Sussex
Projected Savings : 66.09%

Project Overview

Contacted LED-UK Lighting after looking at the LoCase Grant program, Fairlight Garage Ltd is an independent family-run business set up in 1987. They are a traditional car repair workshop, offering MOT’s, vehicle and motorcycle service and repairs, located at, 34 LONGRIDGE AVENUE, SALTDEAN, BRIGHTON BN2 8LJ. (01273 303020).

Client Brief

They recognised that they needed to upgrade the lighting in the main workshop and spray booth, due to the poor light that the existing fittings gave out, especially in the winter when it was dark by late afternoon. The workshop contained a mixture of 6ft 70W T8 and 5ft T8 58W tubes, along with some old 8ft T12 100W fittings, which are expensive to run. Some of the fittings were failing and in need of replacing.  Frank was also keen to reduce their ongoing maintenance and electricity costs.

They contacted us and asked for a free lighting survey, in order to see how we could enhance the lighting in the workshop.

The Solution by LED-UK

Replace the existing 70W 6ft T8 tubes were retro fitted with 30W LED tubes, in 5000K. These have 3000Lm and will give enhanced lighting across the whole Bodyshop/ workshop. The old T12 100W 8ft T12 tubes have been replaced with a completely new 6ft fitting and 30W LED tubes in 5000K, cool white. These are much brighter and because of the high CRI, give out a more natural light, making colour matching and dent repairs easier. With a cleaner and enhanced look in all the areas, they are now happy with the results.


Fairlight Garage Ltd 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

Other Benefits

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”.

James at Fairlight Garage