Pets Corner to install LED lights across expanding 63-strong chain

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Pets Corner: installing LED lighting

Pets Corner: installing LED lighting

Pets Corner is installing LED lighting in all new and existing stores in the UK.

The company currently operates 63 stores based in garden centres and supermarkets plus company-owned sites and is targeting 200 stores with up to 15 store openings a year.

The lighting will be supplied by LED Eco Lights and selected from the firm’s recently-launched Goodlight range.

New stores will be fitted with Goodlight LED lamps, while lighting in all existing stores will be upgraded to LED as part of an ongoing refurbishment programme.

The three most recently-opened stores featuring Goodlight lighting systems designed are located at Keston in Kent, Haywards Heath in West Sussex and Weybridge in Surrey.

According to LED Eco Lights, retrofit LED lights offer a long lifespan, low power consumption and can provide dramatic cost savings, with a pay-back time of as little as 12 months.

A leading UK LED lighting services specialists, the company also offers free lighting audits to identify where companies can save money.

Lighting typically accounts for up to 25% of a building’s energy consumption so the opportunity to reduce this by up to 85% in carbon and costs is compelling, claims the company.

LED Eco Lights reports its Goodlight tube light range typically consumes around 70% less energy than a normal fluorescent tube. The lifespan is reported to be around five to 10 times that of the fluorescent option.

Retrofit LED lights can simply be installed into existing fittings – as simple as replacing a bulb. The lamps have no starter or control gear, making them virtually maintenance-free. Performance is said to be high too.

“As a company, we are committed to an environmental policy based on sustainability, waste recycling and carbon reduction,” said Dean Richmond, Pet Corner’s CEO. “Our decision to install 100% Goodlight LED lighting throughout our chain of stores is a major part of that policy.

“We are already beginning to see major cost and maintenance savings so it’s not only a sensible environmental decision but also a shrewd financial move.”