Case study : British Gypsum
British Gypsum Head Office, East Leake
200 x 24w LED 5’ Tubes
British Gypsum need light – and lots of it. Working underground in tunnels stretching out for many miles, they need a substantial amount of reliable lighting to be able to extract the gypsum safely and efficiently.
In 2014, LED:LED were asked to come up with a cost-effective solution to their lighting requirements.
Fluorescent tubes would have been a cheap option. But with our robust LED tubes lasting around five times longer than equivalent fluorescents, they saved huge labour costs in not having to replace around 42 fluorescent tubes every 12 months.
200 x 58 watt 5’ Fluorescent T8 tubes: 101,161kW
Estimated electricity charges @ 10p/kWh: £10,161 per year
200 x 24 watt High Efficiency LED tubes: 42,050kW
Estimated electricity charges @ 10p/kWh: £4,205 per year
Total electricity savings: £5,956 per year
With annual savings in the region of £6,000 (not including the savings in constant ballast maintenance or tube replacement), it’s easy to see why an investment in quality LED tubes made commercial sense!