Energy Efficient Lighting

A key aspect of Contrac Lighting is our supply and installation of energy efficient lighting. 

Every business strives to get the best value from their services, and that includes overheads such as electricity bills. 
We are available to advise you on the most energy efficient lighting solutions for your requirements from warehouse lighting to gallery lighting, we work across a range of businesses and have experience in designing and manufacturing the best lighting solution for your needs. 

What is the most cost effective lighting?

As a general rule, LEDs produce equivalent light output at approximately 60% of the rated lumens of fluorescent and HID alternatives. For example, an LED producing 600 lumens is equivalent in light output to an HID bulb rated at 1000 initial lumens. 

At Contrac Lighting, we use Xicato LEDs as they are the market leader in creating LED modules that provide superior aesthetics, economics and durability.

Lighting Survey

We can offer you free advise and information about your current lighting and the detailed improvements and savings that can be made if you update to a more energy efficient lighting solution. 
Just call our team to make an appointment on 01405 or e-mail us at

  • Evaluate your current lighting costs 
  • Discuss the suitability of your current lighting for tasks 
  • Outline opportunities for savings and improved design

How to Acheive Energy Efficient Lighting?

It's important we look at your requirements when reporting on your potential savings, how you work within your premises, your working hours, access to daylight, number of staff, type of work so we can really understand what you need from your lighting and how we can help you improve lighting efficiency. 

  1. Lighting Technology - The type of luminaire and lamp you use are the biggest factor to consider when asessing the energy efficiency of your lighting. Modern lamps produce more light and use less electricity, so it is worth the upgrade.
  2. Intelligent Lighting - Using Dimmer Switches and Motion Sensors - Another aspect to increasing the efficiency of your lighting is allowing lights to be dimmed if less light is required, this will use less energy. Having motion sensors or presence control systems switch lights off when no one is in the room.
  3. Utilise Daylight - This may seem obvious, but if you have good access to day light, are artificial lights necessary? If daylight meets your requirements to acheive your work, then consider if you need to switch lights on. If planning an office space, plan to optimise the natural day-light and provide shades for bright days. 

A good blend of the above methods and our advise on products will produce savings on your lighting.