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Auditel Demonstrate Businesses can Save up to 80% on Their Energy Bills

November 3, 2011

LONDON, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Auditel [www.auditel.co.uk ] (http://auditel.co.uk), the UK’s premier
cost and purchase management
[http://auditel.co.uk/cost-management/auditel-teams.php ] consultancy,
generate savings for organisations over an enormous range of businesses
expenditures [http://auditel.co.uk/costs-we-cover/index.php ]. Last month,
they added yet another opportunity to reduce both cost and energy – LED
lamps.

The quality and performance of LED replacement lamps has come a long way
in the last few years. Their hugely improved light quality and low energy
consumption means that businesses can save up to 80% on their energy bills
by installing LED lamps in place of their existing halogen or incandescent
bulbs.

ENERGY SAVING

In the face of ever-increasing energy costs, companies are searching for
ways to save energy. Increasing insulation, upgrading boilers and
self-generating power can be expensive and disruptive to the business, often
with a slow return on investment. Simply replacing existing lamps with LED
is fast, easy and highly effective. For example, a typical halogen spotlight
that uses 35W of energy can be replaced by a 6W LED, leading to energy and
cost savings of an impressive 80%.

Changes are already being made on large-scale public infrastructures. In
London, thousands of low-power LED lights are set to be installed along
Tower Bridge. It is hoped that by replacing the current high-powered
fluorescent lights, energy consumption will be reduced by 40 per cent. The
London Eye was among the first of the capital’s green landmarks to go green
when a new LED lighting system was introduced as part of its 2009
refurbishment. The change saves 69 per cent more energy than the previous
version.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

LED lamps are more expensive to buy than traditional lamps but they use
80% less power and last more than 10 times as long. This leads to a typical
return on investment for a business investing in LED lamps of under 2 years,
which is a persuasive proposition. Not only that, LED lamps will continue to
save cost and energy for many years after the investment has been returned.

MAINTENANCE COST SAVINGS

In addition to the savings made on energy usage, companies can save
money on their maintenance costs. Lighting can often be installed in high
and difficult to reach locations, accessible only by ladder or cherry
picker. Replacing traditional light bulbs that last for only a year or so
can be costly, disruptive and time consuming. A typical incandescent or
halogen will last for around a year (if on for 12 hours a day), whereas
changing to an LED lamp which will last for around 10 years, reduces
maintenance costs by a factor of 10.

CARBON REDUCTION

Carbon reduction is now centre stage, driven by both commercial and
political concerns. The Climate Change Act 2008 demands that greenhouse
gases are cut by 80% globally by 2050. The UK government has already
introduced a number of carbon reduction schemes, such as the Carbon
Reduction Commitment scheme, to which businesses must conform. In future,
all businesses will need to demonstrate that they are taking steps to reduce
carbon, as further punitive legislation is inevitable.

FREE INTEREST FREE LOANS

The Carbon Trust offers interest-free loans to qualifying companies that
implement carbon reduction schemes. In 2010, installing LED lamps was the
fasting growing and now largest sector that the Carbon Trust deals with.
Auditel can help your company to establish whether it is eligible for a
loan. They can also advise on how the purchase of LED lamps should be
represented in the company’s accounting records.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

LED lamps produce a high quality light, which can be customised to meet
the client’s requirements. The customer can specify the colour of light from
a warm, yellowy light, good for restaurants and hotels, through to a bright
white, good for dentists and doctors surgeries. Beam angles can also be
specified and the light can be directed to where the client wants it. LED
lamps produce significantly less heat than traditional lamps, contain no
toxic mercury and emit no damaging Ultra Violet.

STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION

Whilst this new technology is very exciting, it is important to ensure
than when choosing LED lamps, all the standards and certifications have been
achieved and that the products are printed with the CE mark. You can ask to
see all the manufacturer’s supporting documentation to give you peace of
mind that the LED you are choosing conforms to all necessary regulations and
is manufactured to a high standard.

SUMMARY

Of all the energy and carbon saving measures available to a business,
replacing the existing lamps with LED lamps is the simplest, least
disruptive and most cost effective measure you can take.

        More information:
        Norman Grossman
        Norman Grossman Associates
        42 Holmdene Avenue, London SE24 9LF
        T: +44(0)7966-436717
        E:  norman.grossman@auditel.co.uk

SOURCE Auditel (UK) LTD


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