Oakwell Commercials

We are showing Manchester’s Oakwell Commercials that upgrading lighting in their workshops pays dividends in better working conditions and lower energy costs.

The Challenge
As part of our mission to help UK businesses reduce their carbon footprint, we offer SMEs free energy-efficient lighting audits.

When Oakwell Commercials, vehicle maintenance and repairs garage in Manchester, took up our offer their lighting was best described as “a little dingy”; being made up of both incandescent and fluorescent fittings. We demonstrated there were improvements plus cash and energy savings to be made.
The Solution
Step One – Complete a Site Audit

We offered Oakwell a free site audit and submitted a business proposal to demonstrate savings from the recommended upgrade; replacing existing lighting with the appropriate LED fittings.

Our calculations showed they could achieve a Savings Percentage of 72.84% per year on their electricity bills.

Step Two – Funding and Finance

Greenlite arranged the finance to fund the complete installation, in addition, the customer qualified for The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund who were able to contribute 15% toward the cost of the project. In effect, Oakwell Commercials’ new lighting scheme would pay for itself and they would effectively be ‘cash positive’ from day one.

Step Three – The Installation

The installation was completed in 3 days by one of our in-house installation teams causing minimal disruption to Oakwell’s working activities.
Oakwell could achieve a Savings Percentage of 72% per year on their electricity bills
"We are delighted with the outcome. The team at Greenlite Lighting guided us through the whole process, from the free audit, helping us secure the Carbon Trust funding and installed the new fittings with minimum fuss or disruption. The lighting looks great and the savings we make on our energy bills will mean we can invest more in the business!"

Adam Evans
Oakwell Commercials
The Outcome
- Vastly improved quality of light levels throughout the garage

- LEDs also improved colour rendition accuracy for body paint repairs

- Durable fixtures supported with 5 year warranties on parts and labour

- Cash positive energy efficiency savings

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