Vantage Toyota, Preston is projected to save almost £3,000 per annum in energy costs, thanks to a new energy- and cost-efficient lighting solution provided by Preston-based Ormiston Electrical Services Ltd and Zeta Specialist Lighting.
When Toyota issued a new directive to its dealerships which specified standards for minimum lighting levels within workshop areas, Vantage Toyota, Preston approached Zeta Specialist Lighting’s client, Ormiston Electrical Services Ltd, for some advice.
The electrical contractor conducted a site survey to determine current light levels, a process that revealed the existing illumination fell short of the new guidance from Toyota, delivering an average of 451 lux as opposed to the 500 lux required by the new directive.
Zeta devised a new superior lighting design that involved replacing the legacy lighting with Zeta LED Flood Lights, a low power alternative to traditional energy-hungry halogen and sodium flood lighting. Zeta’s recommended solution would vastly improve illumination levels, reduce energy consumption and eliminate the maintenance requirement, plus, Zeta was also able to demonstrate a strong return on investment for Vantage Toyota, Preston.
The new lighting design involved installing a total of twenty one Zeta LED Flood Lights, these were expertly fitted by Ormiston and strategically sited to deliver optimum illumination in all areas.
The solution delivers a significantly higher Em value – 610 lux – than the legacy lighting and far exceeds the 500 lux levels set by Toyota. In addition the new LED Flood Lights provide superior uniformity of light and have eliminated areas previously affected by shadowing. All of the former ‘dark areas’ are now brightly lit, providing the technical staff with an enhanced working environment.
Vantage Toyota, Preston is projected to achieve a return on investment in under three years.
The Zeta LED Flood Light uses significantly less power than traditional energy-intensive flood lighting and delivers a superior lighting level of 9188 lumens.
Key benefits include a 34 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions – from 19,433 kg to 12,810 kg, as well as impressive energy savings, Vantage Toyota, Preston’s annual energy consumption was 36,700 KWH, with the new solution, usage is expected to drop to 12,800 KWH per annum, representing a 65 per cent reduction.
Ian Graham, East Lancashire CDA General Manager at Vantage Toyota, Preston said:
“We’ve really noticed the difference, the lighting levels are really very good and we no longer have any problem areas. The business case to convert to LED was compelling and we’re delighted with the ongoing savings on energy bills and maintenance we will realise.”
One of the biggest advantages of LEDs over and above the cost and carbon savings is that they are virtually maintenance-free. Zeta LEDs boast an average lifespan of 40,000 hours, eliminating the time, cost and inconvenience associated with replacing them at regular intervals, and for an operation that is open from 7am to 7pm six days a week, this will also help to ensure business as usual, without having to stop work in order to carry out maintenance.
“We have worked closely with Zeta over multiple projects now and have every confidence in them and their products. We now regularly specify Zeta LED products and look forward to working with them into the future. For an established contractor like ourselves, our reputation for delivering a quality service, with quality workmanship and products is key and Zeta assist in us delivering this.” Nick Ormiston, Director, Ormiston Electrical Services Ltd added.