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Workshop Lighting

Craig Motors in Hawick contacted us and asked if we could reduce their electricity consumption by upgrading their workshop lighting. We suggested a change from traditional high pressure sodium type to a modern LED tube.

Our team of electricians removed the existing lights which had a power consumption of 1000 Watt each and installed a Phillips 6ft LED tube fitting with a power consumption of 50 Watt per fitting. An approximate power saving of 95%.

Now the workshop lighting comes on instantly. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) sets a recommendation of 300+ LUX levels in a workshop environment.

Our electricians considered including mechanical protection, ingress protection (IP) rating and life cycle. The workshop environment had power tools, hydraulic lifting ramps and plant machinery operating so we installed metal cable conduit for mechanical protection and ensured the workshop light fittings had an appropriate IP rating to prevent ingress of dust and fluids etc.

There are many different brands of light fittings available and prices vary greatly. In our experience, brand integrity is of paramount importance in this area and the main manufacturers generally offer very robust and reliable equipment. Cheaper alternative products are available but these are often unreliable and have a reduced service life.

Please get in touch with us if you require help with your own industrial lighting.