Simple lamp conversion achieves big cut in energy costs

Save It Easy, Energys Group, T5, lamps
New lamps for old — the Save It Easy converter from Energys Group has enabled Hillier Garden Centre in Liss, Hants, to use T5 fluorescent tubes to replace old-style 8 ft tubes.

Relamping with T5 fluorescent lamps in old fittings has reduced lighting energy costs at a garden centre in Hampshire by 44%. The use of the new lamps was made possible using the Save It Easy retrofit converter device from Energys Group. The 8 ft tubes previously used were very expensive, tended to lose output quickly and produced a rather yellow light.

64 lamps were replaced with energy-efficient equivalents that simply slot into the existing fittings. The work was carried out by Energys Services with minimal disruption to staff and trading.

This lighting upgrade is expected to reduce electricity costs by £1019 a year, giving a payback of 16 months.

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