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LED Lighting Upgrades

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At Powervolt Team, we firmly believe that an LED retrofit can transform any living or working space, and we are immensely proud of our projects that elevate spaces through state-of-the-art LED lighting upgrades.

Powervolt Team specialises in transforming domestic, industrial, or commercial environments by harnessing the efficiency and brilliance of LED technology.

Why not embark on a journey towards sustainability, savings, and superior illumination with our comprehensive LED retrofitting services?

What Is LED Retrofitting?

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LED retrofitting is just one of the professional services that we offer at Powervolt Team, offering a seamless transition to energy-efficient lighting. This process involves replacing traditional lighting with advanced LED equivalents and utilising existing lighting fixtures and infrastructure whenever possible.

At Powervolt Team, we pride ourselves on delivering hassle-free LED retrofitting, ensuring that your upgrade is smooth, efficient, and tailored to your specific needs.

What Is LED Retrofitting

Why Choose Us?

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 Powervolt Team is the preferred choice in the UK for energy solutions. Specializing in voltage optimisation, LED lighting, renewable energy, and more, we offer expertise, customized services, and a commitment to sustainability. Choose us for innovative and efficient energy management.

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Funding & Grants For LED Lighting

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Your business may qualify for government funding or grants towards LED lighting, if you want to know more detailed facts about this check out our article entitled “LED lighting grants and funding”.

Benefits Of LED Lighting Over Traditional Lights

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With Powervolt Team, you can unlock the myriad benefits that LED lighting brings to your spaces:

  • Energy Efficiency. LED lights are renowned for their exceptional energy efficiency, consuming significantly less energy than traditional light bulbs. Studies show that LEDs use up to 80% less energy, leading to substantial savings on energy costs.
  • Longevity. Bid farewell to frequent replacements. LEDs boast an impressive lifespan, lasting up to 25,000 hours or more. This longevity reduces maintenance costs and minimises the environmental impact associated with the disposal of traditional bulbs.
  • Environmental Impact. LED light bulbs are eco-friendly, containing no toxic substances, such as mercury, found in some other bulbs. Additionally, their low energy consumption contributes to a notable reduction in carbon footprint, aligning with eco-conscious practices.
  • Reduced Fire Risk. Fluorescent bulbs and incandescent bulbs become extremely hot, while LED lights don't emit heat. This dramatically reduces the risk of fire in the home or workplace.
  • More Light Than Heat! The previous point highlights the inefficiency of certain types of bulbs. In fact, up to 90% of the energy can be lost as heat, so your HVAC or cooling system has to work harder to bring the temperature down. LED lights don't produce heat, so your electric bill will be lower as the cooling system won't be in overdrive.
  • Instant Illumination. Enjoy immediate brightness with LED lights. Unlike certain traditional bulbs that require a warm-up time to reach full brightness, LED lights provide instant and consistent illumination, making them ideal for situations where immediate, reliable lighting is crucial.
  • Directed Light. A standard bulb has a diffusion angle of up to 270º, meaning that much of the light is wasted in areas where it's not really needed. An LED light bulb, on the other hand, has a diffusion angle of around 130º, which allows them to be directed specifically where they are required.

Improved Lighting Quality. LED lighting is a fantastic alternative to natural light, whereas incandescent lamps and fluorescent lamps often create glare that causes eye strain and headaches. You get better quality light, and you save money!

Benefits Of LED Lighting Over Traditional Lights
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LED Lights A Legal Requirement

LED Lights: A Legal Requirement?

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The UK has implemented new energy performance standards (MEPS) for mains-operated light sources, effective September 2023. These regulations require that all mains-operated lights, including lamps, bulbs, and luminaires, must achieve a minimum energy efficiency of 120 lumens per watt (lm/W). This means that these lights must produce at least 120 lumens of light for every watt of electricity consumed.

The new MEPS regulations aim to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions from lighting in the UK. By encouraging the use of more efficient lighting products, these regulations can contribute to achieving the UK's climate change targets.

Implications for UK Businesses

The new MEPS regulations have several implications for UK businesses, including:

  • Compliance Requirements. Businesses involved in the sale or supply of mains-operated light sources must ensure that their products comply with the new MEPS requirements. This may involve reviewing their product offerings and making any necessary changes to meet the new standards.
    Inventory Management. Businesses that have a stock of non-compliant lights may need to adjust their inventory management strategies. They may consider offering discounts or promotions to clear out their stock of non-compliant products before the new regulations take effect.
    Procurement Practices. Businesses that purchase lighting products for their own use or for resale should review their procurement practices to ensure that they are sourcing compliant products. This may involve updating supplier contracts and specifications to reflect the new MEPS requirements.
    Customer Education. Businesses may need to educate their customers about the new MEPS regulations and the benefits of using more efficient lighting products. This could involve providing information on product packaging, websites, and in-store signage.

Do These Regulations Apply To Domestic Homes?

Yes, the new MEPS regulations apply to all mains-operated lights, including those used in domestic dwellings. This means that all household lamps, bulbs, and luminaires must meet the new standards.

The rationale behind this is that lighting accounts for a significant portion of household energy consumption. By requiring more efficient lighting products, the government hopes to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions from UK homes.

There are a few exceptions to the new MEPS regulations, such as:

  • Decorative lamps
  • Special-purpose lamps
  • Emergency lamps

These types of lamps are not subject to the new MEPS requirements because they are either not intended for general lighting use or they have specific technical requirements that make it difficult to meet the new efficiency standards.

Overall, the new MEPS regulations are expected to have a positive impact on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in the UK. By encouraging the use of more efficient lighting products, both businesses and households can contribute to reducing energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

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Are Retrofit LED Lights Worth It?

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Without a doubt! In fact, it's definitely a wise decision.

While the initial cost might be higher than sticking to traditional lighting, the vast majority of consumers will easily recover this well within twelve months - especially given the energy price rises witnessed recently.

LED retrofit lights will help you drastically reduce energy usage, and when you save energy, you save money - it's as simple as that.

On top of this, with the Powervolt Team, you get a professional service that excels in lighting design. We listen to your ideas and requirements, then create a specially designed lighting system to suit your space and your budget.

Whenever possible and practical, we use your existing light fittings, and our LED lighting systems are designed to provide a direct replacement for the older lights.

If this is not possible, we will seek a cost-effective and practical solution. In a few cases, we may have to rewire a small area or fit new sockets. Either way, we always strive to create a solution at a competitive price and with aesthetic appeal that works for you.

At all stages of the LED lighting installation process, we always keep disruption to a minimum.

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LED Lighting Options For Every Setting

LED Lighting Options For Every Setting

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Tailoring our solutions to your unique needs, Powervolt Team offers LED lighting options for various settings:

  • Domestic Dwellings. Transform your home with our diverse range of LED lighting options. Choose from different styles and colour temperatures to create the perfect ambience while enjoying energy savings that positively impact your household budget. Outdoor lighting enhances your garden or patio space, improving its appeal and providing a deterrent to potential intruders.

Industrial & Commercial Use. Optimise your business environment with our industrial and commercial LED solutions. Experience improved visibility, lower energy bills, and a positive environmental impact with our tailored LED upgrades. We design the system to suit your building layout and the way it is used - it's not a one-size-fits-all approach. This is a specially designed system tailored to your circumstances.

Estimated Cost Savings

Make a smart investment with Powervolt Team LED upgrades. An LED lighting system not only consumes less energy but also saves you money in the long run. On average, a single LED bulb can save around £7 per year compared to a traditional bulb. Multiply this by the number of bulbs in your space, and the potential savings become substantial.

Over a decade, the cumulative savings from LED upgrades can be significant, making it a cost-effective and environmentally friendly choice.

The Inefficiency Of The Incandescent Bulb

producing light. However, a large portion of the energy used is wasted as heat rather than light. In contrast, LEDs convert a much higher percentage of energy into visible light, making them far more energy-efficient.

LEDs are generally more efficient than halogen and many other energy-saving bulbs. Here's an overview of the efficiency of LED lights compared to halogen and other common energy-saving bulbs:

LED Vs. Halogen

  • Energy Efficiency. LED lights are significantly more energy-efficient than halogen bulbs. LEDs convert a higher percentage of electrical energy into light, wasting less energy as heat. In contrast, halogen lights operate by heating a filament, which results in more energy being emitted as heat rather than visible light.
  • Lifespan. LED lights have a longer lifespan compared to halogen lights. LEDs can last up to 25,000 hours or more, while halogen lights typically have a shorter lifespan, ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 hours. This longevity contributes to reduced maintenance costs and less frequent replacements.
  • Cost Savings. Due to their efficiency and longer lifespan, LED lights generally lead to cost savings over time. Although retrofitting LED lighting may have a higher upfront cost, the savings in energy consumption and replacement costs make them a more economical choice in the long run.

LED vs. Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL):

  • Energy Efficiency. Both LED and CFL bulbs are more energy-efficient than traditional bulbs. However, LED lights have a slight edge in efficiency. While fluorescent lamps use a gas and phosphor coating to produce light, LEDs directly emit light through a process called electroluminescence, resulting in a more efficient conversion of energy.
  • Lifespan. LEDs generally have a longer lifespan than CFLs. CFL bulbs typically last around 8,000 to 10,000 hours, whereas LED bulbs can last significantly longer, reducing the frequency of replacements.
  • Instant Illumination. LEDs provide instant and consistent illumination, while CFLs may take a short time to reach full brightness.

LED Vs. Incandescent:

  • Energy Efficiency. LED lights are far more energy-efficient than traditional bulbs. Incandescent bulbs produce light by heating a wire filament, leading to significant energy wastage as heat. In contrast, LEDs emit light through a semiconductor, converting more energy into visible light.
  • Lifespan. LED bulbs have a much longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs. While incandescent bulbs typically last around 1,000 hours, LED bulbs can last 25 times longer or more.

Overall, LED lights are generally more energy-efficient, have a longer lifespan, and offer better cost savings compared to halogen, compact fluorescent lighting, and incandescent bulbs. LED lighting is a smart and environmentally friendly decision for residential and commercial applications.

Powervolt Team Professional LED Lighting Solutions

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Experience the transformative power of illumination with Powervolt Team LED upgrades. Our services combine innovation, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness to bring your spaces to life, all while contributing to a sustainable and eco-friendly future. Make the switch to LED lighting and discover how it can redefine your environment.

So, why not seize the opportunity to enhance your spaces and enjoy significant cost savings? Get in touch with the Powervolt Team today to discuss your LED lighting upgrade needs. Our expert team is ready to guide you through the process, providing tailored solutions for your domestic, industrial, or commercial space.

Illuminate your future with Powervolt Team – where brilliance meets efficiency.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Why is LED lighting considered more energy-efficient under MEPS regulations?

LED lighting is deemed more energy-efficient under the UK's MEPS regulations due to its higher luminous efficacy, meaning it provides more light output per unit of power consumed compared to traditional lighting technologies. LEDs also have a longer lifespan, reducing the frequency of replacements and the associated environmental impact.

How do I know if my current lighting is compliant with the new MEPS regulations?

To determine if your current lighting is compliant with the new MEPS regulations in the UK, you should check the energy rating and specifications of your existing light bulbs and fixtures against the MEPS requirements. Information is often available on the product packaging or manufacturer's website. Alternatively, consulting with a lighting professional or using resources from the UK government or energy efficiency bodies can provide clarity.

Can LED lighting be installed in historic or older buildings?

Yes, LED lighting can be installed in historic or older buildings in the UK. Specialised LED solutions are available that respect the aesthetic and architectural integrity of such buildings while providing energy-efficient lighting. However, it's important to consult with conservation officers or heritage organisations to ensure compliance with any specific regulations or guidelines.

What is the difference between LED retrofitting and a complete lighting overhaul?

LED retrofitting typically involves replacing existing light bulbs or fixtures with LED equivalents, using existing fittings and wiring. This is a cost-effective and less intrusive approach. A complete lighting overhaul, however, involves redesigning and replacing the entire lighting system, which can be more comprehensive and expensive but allows for a fully optimized lighting design and greater energy efficiency.

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