Energy Audits and Plans of Action for Commercial and Industrial LED Lighting Solutions That Are More Economical and Efficient.
Designed to cut waste, save you money, and save the environment.

Reap the Benefits

Benefits for Operators

Employee working conditions can be enhanced with the use of energy-efficient technologies. Numerous projects provide greater light levels, less glare and/or shadows, and decreased heat from motors and traditional lighting. These elements contribute to better operator conditions.

Streamlined Procedure

Many businesses request quotes for energy-saving projects, yet many of the potential savings are never realised. When the optimal course of action is unclear, doing energy assessments or requesting quotes from suppliers may be confusing. To guarantee a clear vision, Kempston Lighting Solutions can assist in creating an Energy Action Plan.

Economic Advantages

By choosing the appropriate luminaires for your needs, well-targeted energy efficiency projects can not only save a substantial amount of money but also enhance cash flow from the first month onward.

Environment Advantages

In commercial and industrial settings, new LED lighting solutions can provide major benefits; savings of 60% to 80% are typical. CO2 emissions can be decreased by lowering the amount of electrical energy used and the requirement to produce that electricity. In fact, cutting back on energy and waste can have further financial and environmental advantages, including reduced HVAC in buildings with a controlled temperature.

Financial agreements, tax benefits, and grants

The cost of electrical energy is a continual and increasing cost and is planned for on a monthly and annual basis. Getting funding for capital energy efficiency initiatives can be difficult. We can help you get pay back from "month one" and use the savings to finance energy projects without requiring capital expenditures. We can highlight the subsidies and tax breaks that might be available to assist you in lowering the costs and maximising the advantages of energy-efficient projects.

If the UK is to meet its targets, 18 million structures, or one building every minute, must be renovated by 2050, accounting for two thirds of the current stock of commercial buildings.

Chartered Institute of Building Surveyors and Engineers (CIBSE)

Case Studies

How does it work?


Initial Meeting

Meeting with a potential client to better understand their needs, gain a better understanding of their organisation, and conduct a complimentary facilities audit is the first step. This may be an initial sample in the case of huge facilities.


Initial Report and Proposal

After the first meeting and audit, we will report our results and, for larger facilities or organisations, suggest doing a comprehensive site audit and developing an energy action plan.


Full Site Audit

We conduct a thorough site audit for major establishments or organisations to evaluate the current lighting setup and associated energy consumption. In order to best satisfy the needs of the organisation with regard to energy consumption, lux levels, light quality, less maintenance, and health and safety regulations, we will develop lighting systems that specifically defines replacement LED technologies.


Draft Report

After conducting a thorough site survey and having had preliminary discussions with the stakeholders we will gather and present a draft report outlining current energy usage and lighting provision. Providing suggested lighting designs and the associated reduced energy usage, a draft action plan with costs and potential payback and ROI.


Energy Action Plan

After the presentation and talks on the Draft Report, we will put together a fully funded Energy Action Plan that will match the organisation's needs and, when put into practice, provide the best value. This will consider all requirements for implementation, reporting, and procurement. Any potential tax advantages, incentives, and/or financing sources will be highlighted in this report.


Specification And Procurement

Because of our connections to top manufacturers and installation companies, we can help with procurement and negotiations to give the best value once the Energy Action Plan has been approved. Even before energy savings are realised, any costs associated with enlisting lighting solutions are frequently more than offset at this point.


Project Management And Implementation

Some of the biggest (and smallest) energy-efficient lighting projects ever undertaken in the UK have been managed and implemented by us thanks to our many years of experience. This experience includes creating method statements (RAMS) for each project, as well as adhering to CDM Health and Safety laws.


Monitoring And Reporting

Any company must be able to demonstrate the savings and advantages that an energy efficiency initiative has brought about. We will help with the ongoing tracking and reporting of savings realised and produce case studies for the organization's internal or external use.

The phrase "eco-lighting" refers to lighting that is long-lasting, non-toxic, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and leaves less of an impact on its surroundings when in use. Making the switch to eco-friendly lighting, whether it is energy-efficient or powered by renewable energy, has numerous advantages.

  • Lowering the amount of greenhouse gases released during the energy generation process, extending the life of the eco lighting system, and gradually requiring less materials and manufacture.
  • In addition to not being recyclable, standard fluorescent light contains hazardous materials like mercury. Eco lighting shields ecosystems from pollution because it is recyclable and free of pollutants.
  • Compared to conventional light bulbs, LED lighting delivers the highest energy efficiency, using 90% less energy to produce a bright light, last longer, and have a lower environmental impact.

An LED luminaire is the best option for both residential and commercial clients when it comes to eco-friendly lighting.

LED lighting uses less energy than halogen and incandescent lighting, is more efficient overall, and doesn't include any hazardous materials like mercury, which is present in fluorescent light tubes.

The lifespan of eco-friendly LED lighting is far longer than that of incandescent lighting, and the typical operational life for fluorescent tubes is between 1000 and 8000 hours. In contrast, several manufacturers assert that the operational life of their LED light bulbs ranges from 50,000 to 100,000 hours. As expected, LED lighting requires less maintenance and is stronger and more resilient than traditional lighting solutions.

The inefficient process by which conventional filament bulbs turn electricity into light is heating an element to the point where it releases electromagnetic radiation. Within the glass tubing of compact fluorescent lamps is a white, fluorescent-sensitive powder coating. The powder reacts with the argon and mercury vapours inside the lightbulb to create invisible UV light when electricity is supplied. White, visible light is created when this UV light interacts with the fluorescent coating.

LED lights, on the other hand, produce almost little heat, radiation, or UV rays and are free of hazardous materials. Consequently, LED lighting solutions can produce better lighting with eco-friendliness while using less energy than conventional lamps.

LED lighting promotes sustainability and environmental friendliness and is the perfect modern lighting option for commercial, industrial, and residential applications.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), sometimes known as energy-saving bulbs, are more energy-efficient than incandescent light bulbs but less efficient than LED versions. Furthermore, the components found in ordinary fluorescent lights ultimately render them non-eco-friendly.

Energy-efficient CFL light bulbs have a far shorter lifespan than eco-friendly LED illumination, with some manufacturers guaranteeing tens of thousands of hours of use. As one might anticipate, LED lights are more reliable, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly than their traditional counterparts. Because of this as well as lower operating and maintenance costs, LED lighting is the more cost-effective choice over the long run, even with its higher initial cost.

Several companies, including Lena Lighting, Osram, Philips Lighting/Signify, Samsung, Nichia, Panasonic, GE Lighting, Cree, and Eaton, are among the many that compete to be named the top manufacturer of LED lighting products.

These manufacturers offer a wide range of LED lighting products, including downlights, LED strip lights, LED spotlights, LED bay lights, and of course, LED lighting alternatives for homes.

Even though they are all high-quality goods, they are all constantly pushing the boundaries of LED lighting innovation. Kempston Controls' lighting solution section is continuously thinking about what would be the best product solutions for your LED lighting applications.

It is believed that LED lighting, which is more environmentally friendly, has a far longer service life than installations of incandescent and fluorescent lights. Some brands state that the anticipated lifespan of their LED light bulbs is between 50,000 and 100,000 hours.

In addition to having an exceptional longevity, LED lights also don't burn out or need to be changed frequently; instead, they emit reduced output levels over time, allowing them to function for years without reaching full capacity.

Although there are some long-lasting exceptions, conventional incandescent bulbs have a potential light output of 750–2,000 hours, while CFLs have a higher lifespan of 10,000–15,000 hours. The remarkable lifespan of LED lighting fixtures is unmatched in comparison.

TC Industries is the worldwide industry leading manufacturer of cutting edges, wear parts, and fabrications, as well as the premier commercial heat treat services provider, in North America. We are family owned and operated, with over 80 years of experience in the industry, taking care of some of the most demanding customers in the market. Our business is taking care of our customers by providing solutions to their problems with the utmost quality in both the products and services we provide. We are strategically located globally to meet your needs with locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

TC Industries UK factory is located in Saltburn-by-the-Sea in the North East of England. Kempston Lighting Solutions were asked to audit, assess and design an intelligent lighting solution across the factory areas.

Although replacement lighting had been installed approximately 3 years before, this was degrading quickly and lux levels were low and light quality was poor. Kempston Lighting Solutions provided a lighting solution using high quality LED luminaires, incorporating integral occupancy and daylight harvesting sensors within the main factory and paint shop areas. The delivered solution drastically improved the quality of light, whilst saving in excess of 55% of energy costs, even against the recently installed ‘so called’ energy efficient lighting.

Annual Savings
1.4 Years
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With a growing number of houses being built throughout the UK, Ibstock Brick has increased their production to keep up with the rising demand. This brought about the necessity for an improved working environment as well as maximised lighting levels. Kempston Lighting Solutions Specified, Designed and Project Managed a tailored LED lighting solution, which was rolled-out to all UK Ibstock Brick premises.

Working alongside the manufacturing operations, Ibstock Brick’s engineers, and their preferred electrical contractor, Woodward Group, lighting solutions delivered a precisely-planned lighting solution that reduced the company’s energy bills, minimised their carbon emissions, and decreased their maintenance costs.

Annual Savings
1.7 Years
Project Payback
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Electrical energy is a continual and increasing cost and is budgeted month on month, year on year. Even within many cash rich companies, it is a struggle to enable funds to be made available for capital energy efficiency projects. We can help give you ‘month one’ payback and fund energy projects from the savings with no need for CapEx.

Fix Auto Bodyshop in Deepcut, Surrey was not only eligible for a Carbon Trust grant towards their energy efficiency lighting project, but they also financed the balance of the project on a monthly basis, which meant that they could implement their lighting project with no need for CapEx, and deliver a month one cashflow payback.

Capital projects are also eligible for ECA tax benefits. We highlight the level of these potential benefits within our audit reports.

Annual Savings
Carbon Trust Grant
1 Months
Positive Cashflow

Belmont Laundry provides laundry services to hotels, restaurants, printers and many other types of businesses and has been doing so since 1984. The laundry’s previous lighting system was hot, provided very little light and was hugely expensive to run and maintain. We installed 57 high-level luminaires, replacing 64 400W metal halides. The reduction in energy consumption is impressive – a huge 100,845 kWh – whilst still dramatically increasing light levels in the main laundry area. The reduction in electricty usage means that Belmont Laundry have also reduced their carbon footprint by over 55 tonnes every year.

“We have been based here for 3 years and in that time I cannot believe we spent so much money on our lighting. Kempston Lighting solutions provided us with energy efficient lighting and the difference is unbelievable. The lighting we had before got so hot it could cook food. The changes are huge. I’m really happy with how the whole process went. The installations team were fantastic and they were in and out really quickly. I highly recommend other companies to use Keith and his team to drive down their running and energy costs.”

Scott Barron, Chief Engineer

Annual Savings
1.8 years
Project Payback
100,845 kWh
Annual Savings

Rubix is a British multinational company based in London specialised in the distribution of industrial products and services for industrial engineering, maintenance (technical) and operations. Rubix has become the number 1 company in Europe in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector with 750 locations across 22 countries and a turnover of 2.6 billion euros in 2021.

The company serves over 220,000 customers[2] and distributes over 2 million products, including bearings, mechanical power transmission components, flow technology and fluid power products, machining, cutting tool materials, personal protective equipment and general maintenance products, as well as logistics and technical services.

Rubix National Distribution Centre is located in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. Kempston Lighting Solutions were asked to audit, assess and design an intelligent lighting solution across the entire site.

High quality LED luminaires, incorporating integral occupancy and daylight harvesting sensors, were installed across the warehouse, crane and packing areas as part of a turnkey solution for Rubix. The delivered solution drastically improved the quality of light, whilst saving in excess of 66% of energy costs and usage.

“The warehouse lighting has transformed the environment as you said it would, which is great news.” Matt Luke - Logistics Director

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Annual Savings
1.1 Years
Project Payback
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