Kall Kwik LED lighting upgrade reduces energy costs by nearly 80%
Company benefits from better quality light with ROI in under four years
Kall Kwik Bury St Edmunds is part of the UK’s leading business design and print network. It provides a full range of services including graphic and web design with a wide range of printing capabilities to companies in Suffolk.
Kall Kwik Bury St Edmunds Managing Director Stewart Green saw the potential for big cost savings in upgrading to LED and wanted to improve the quality of light in the design studio, reception and offices.
The legacy lighting, fluorescent tubes and other fittings, was ten years old and had degraded so was providing a poor, dull quality of light.
The Kall Kwik design team also needed improved light that minimised glare as they work on monitors all day.
SaveMoneyCutCarbon carried out a full survey of the premises and provided a detailed report with Return on Investment schedule to provide the sound business case for the LED project.
Consultative Sales team member Simon Blaaser also worked closely with Stewart to complete successful applications for Carbon Trust finance, covering 30% of the costs and a £1,000 West Suffolk Green Business grant.
The commissioned project was completed on time and within budget, with the installation managed during office hours and with no disruption to business.
A fully qualified member of the SaveMoneyCutCarbon installation team carried out the work, fitting Thorn LED panels, Luceco linear fittings, ECOLED tube, Red Arrow bulkheads and emergency options, as well as external floodlighting and bulkheads.
To address issues with glare, the design studio and office were fitted with LED panels that have a UGR rating of less than 19.
Kall Kwik will also benefit from the reliable LED lamps that should last for more than 50,000 hours so it can largely eradicate maintenance costs. By contrast, fluorescent tubes last for only 5,000 hours and the light degrades badly over time. Every light is backed by a no-quibble, five-year manufacturers’ warranty.
- Energy savings of 78.8%
- ROI in under 4 years
- Carbon footprint reduction of nearly 80%
“Our existing light units were about 10 years old and the quality of the light was not brilliant.
“I was convinced of the cost benefits of an LED solution when we designed a lighting leaflet for SaveMoneyCutCarbon and saw a demo of the LED options at their headquarters nearby.
“The installation was quick and professional and our daily routine was not affected at all. We hardly noticed the work going on.
“Simon was very helpful with the grant applications, which made a big difference, and accommodated all of our requirements and requests.
“The LED lighting is a great improvement on the old fluorescents and we have noticed a significant improvement in the quality of the light in the design studio where computer monitors are used all day.
“I would recommend SaveMoneyCutCarbon for their excellent full service and will be working with them again when we upgrade our warehouse lighting.”
Stewart Green managing director Bury St Edmunds Kall Kwik
“Our strategic partnerships with trusted lighting brands ensures that we can meet and exceed client expectations and with Kall Kwik it was crucial to provide the highest quality lighting that minimised glare for designers working on monitors.
“It was also a pleasure to work with Stewart on the grant application processes that add further business value to the LED retrofit.”
Simon Blaaser, Technical Sales Executive SaveMoneyCutCarbon