This commercial project in Norfolk was, for the most part, a like for like replacement of the existing luminaries with energy efficient LED alternatives; an exception to this was in the main workshop area where we added an extra 8 luminaires to reduce shadows caused by tall vehicles and poor placement of the existing fittings. We also increased the lux levels in the main workshop from 300 lux to just under 600 lux making the working environment a safer place and enabling the mechanics to see under the bonnet much easier.
Even with the extra luminaires added, we still made an impressive 58% saving over their existing energy bills, making a massive annual saving of £4792.37! The new luminaires will also save the cost of expensive call outs and hiring of access equipment as there will be no further expensive lamp changes needed.
As the existing lighting was not BS5266 compliant, it was also important to bring the emergency lighting coverage along with the escape routes, fire exits and fire points up to BS5266 compliance, which has now been completed.
How safe is your warehouse to work in? Is it compliant with current BS5266 regulations? Remember, it’s the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe, illuminated exit from the building and to stay within the requirements of the law.
Category: Interior Lighting