LEDs Buyer’s Guide

LED lighting will significantly reduce lighting and maintenance costs for your business. In some cases, an LED installation will add thousands to your bottom line. However, the ever-increasing number of products combined with complicated technical and regulatory requirements can make the upgrade process difficult.

So LEDified has developed the top 10 Tips you should evaluate when upgrading your business to LED lighting.

1. Qualified Eco-Smart Electrical Contractors

A licensed A-Grade Electrician must install new light fittings, associated transformers and guarantee a safe installation.

2. Warranty

A warranty reflects a manufacturer’s confidence in their LEDs’ quality. It should cover the product and its installation, so check for a warranty statement.

3. Government Incentives

Some states provide a Government incentive which covers up to 50% of the installation costs. So make sure your provider is accredited to offer this incentive.

4. Full Service

Simplify switching to LEDs and engage a full service provider who takes care of the entire upgrade process.

5. Accreditation

Your LED provider should be a member of the Lighting Council of Australia. Also, ensure the lighting design team has proven design capabilities to meet your new lighting needs.

6. Diversified Installation

Look for a proven record of successful installations across various industries. Ensure their fulfilment model suits your needs and keeps the process simple.

7. Lighting Design

A good lighting design gives you the comfort of knowing your business complies with the relevant Australian Standards, which reduces your OH&S risk.

8. Energy Savings Guarantee

Quality LEDs reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs whereas poorly engineered LEDs can cost more in the long run. An LED specialist should stand behind their energy saving forecasts.

9. Funding Options

Make payment easy with Rent-To-Own or On-Bill-Funding. This allows businesses to make repayments over a fixed term. Repayments are designed to be lower than energy savings or cash flow positive.

10. Product Quality

Look for the following criteria to validate product quality; an LM80 ageing test, a TM21 In Situ Temperature Measurement projection report, an LM79 performance declaration test and an Australian Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM).

Case Study – Access Hire, Clayton, Victoria

“Promoting a more sustainable future played a key part in our decision to upgrade to LED lighting so, seeing that first energy bill was a pleasant surprise. In just a month, without making any other changes, we could already see the energy savings, confirming we had reduced our energy consumption and our carbon footprint. 

We are pleased with the quality of the lights. They appear brighter yet softer and less tiring on the eyes. All in all, we are happy with the results and the service provided by LEDified.” 

Tim Nuttall, Managing Director

The Project

Access Hire in Clayton, Victoria, provides businesses with the latest in elevated work platform technology, materials handling equipment and other associated equipment. Their high-ceiling warehouse was in need of a practical solution for lighting up the space in a way that would provide clear visibility for the workers. In the office and reception areas, staff found the old lighting harsh and tiring on the eyes.

Coincidentally, the business was looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint so reducing their energy consumption with LED lighting was the next logical step. LEDified was on board.

The Solution

Using a combination of LEDified’s Titan tube and Sigma Smartbay product ranges, the building came out from the shadows.

The clear and welcoming LED light improved office conditions and minimised strain on eyesight. Visibility in the warehouse also improved with the new highbays, which meant workers could complete daily activities more efficiently.

Importantly, the LED upgrade successfully reduced Access Hire’s carbon footprint, resulting in a 17,147Kg carbon abatement and over $5,000 in annual savings in lighting and maintenance costs.

The Savings

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