LED lights could save £100 grand a year

A plumbing firm is kitting out its distribution centre with LED lights in a move that could save it £100k a year. Wolseley UK has started to upgrade the lighting […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A plumbing firm is kitting out its distribution centre with LED lights in a move that could save it £100k a year.

Wolseley UK has started to upgrade the lighting at its national distribution centre in Leamington Spa in Central Warwickshire. The project will be finished in September and it claims it will reduce electricity demand by 236,000 kWh.

That’s enough electricity to power more than 300 homes.

The plumbing and heating distributor has received £50,000 as part of the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) programme from the DECC. Another 18 companies in the UK including Network Rail, BAE Systems and Tata Steel UK are also taking part.

Site Facilities Manager at Wolseley UK John Page said: “I am proud that our business is continually investing in schemes and initiatives that reduce our environmental impact. It’s great to be contributing to a UK-wide approach to energy saving, whilst reducing our energy bills too.

“We are also pleased to be one of just 18 companies selected for the government’s EDR pilot scheme that aims to reduce demand for electricity at peak times.”