According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), lighting is the highest source of energy use for the retail industry – so store lighting upgrades provide a clear opportunity to make savings and gain competitive advantage.
Ahead of the Retail Design Expo on 8-9 May, Greenlite Group’s in-house lighting expert, the ‘Lighting Doctor’ offers advice on how to improve the energy efficiency of store lighting without compromising on customer experience.
It’s free, so why not take advantage of daylight where available? As an added bonus, studies have shown that people purchase more when products are displayed under daylight. The reason for this may be that it makes people feel good, explains this article.
Putting presence detectors in your stock room will automatically switch off lights in empty areas. Lighting controls can also be responsive to light levels throughout the day, maximising natural light and cutting costs.
Invest in new technologies
LEDs offer long service life, good quality light and low maintenance costs, saving up to 70% on energy bills. A poll of British Retail Consortium members indicates around 80 per cent plan to have completely switched over to LED technology by 2020.
Think about the future
Like any equipment, lighting is prone to expensive failures when poorly cared for. The less well maintained the light, the more energy it will burn. Greenlite’s maintenance programmes can take care of these headaches for you. They will create savings, and guarantee lighting reliability during sales periods. Once that first light goes, so does your competitive edge!
Want to find out more? To meet the Lighting Doctor, visit us at the Retail Design Expo on 8-9 May – we’ll be at Stand D36. We’d love to find out more about your lighting challenges.