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5 Ways to Save Money and the Environment in Your Office

Here are 5 simple things that you can do to save money and lower your carbon footprint in the workplace!

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Print on Both Sides of the Paper

If you’re not printing documents on both sides of the paper at the moment, change your default printer settings to print two-sided documents. You can cut down your paper use by half doing this, and put the money you save to better use!

Don’t Leave Computers in Sleep Mode

Putting computers into sleep mode overnight and over the weekends costs money. Although the savings you can make by shutting down computers may be minimal per machine, if you add up the amount saved over the course of a year and then multiply that figure by the number of machines you have, it soon adds up! For example, switching off one PC and flat panel monitor when not in use can save £100 each year, and the same amount of carbon each year that is emitted from driving a car 3,000 miles. That’s £1000 for every 10 PCs in your office!

Think Before You Print

A good way to cut down on the amount of paper you use is to store your documents digitally rather than keeping paper files. There are a number of secure, free ways to do this, so that you can be sure that your information is safe, sound and easily accessible. Also, try to print email messages only if it is absolutely necessary. By printing less, you’ll not only save money on paper, but you won’t have to buy as many ink cartridges.

Switch to LED Lighting

As LED suppliers and manufacturers, we know just how much energy you can save by switching from halogen and incandescent lighting to LED lighting in your office or place of work. LED lights are very energy efficient, and although they do cost a little more to have installed, you’ll soon be saving up to 80% on your lighting bills. It’s also worth switching lights off when they are not in use, or when there is enough sunlight to be adequate.

Install a Heating Timer

Installing a timer to turn off the heating overnight and at weekends could save up to £350 each year. Also, make sure your thermostat is set to no higher than 21 C.

LED Lighting Supplier and Distributor

As suppliers and distributors of a range of LED lighting products throughout the UK, Nu-Light LED know just how much you could save by switching to LED lighting in your office. For more information about our products, or to get in touch with a member of our friendly team, call us on 08442551140 or click here to email us.

The Carbon Trust Names LED Lighting as Most Popular Energy Efficiency Measure on the Market

According to James Dunlop, Technology Manager at the Carbon Trust, LEDs have become the most popular energy efficiency measure on the market. “Right now, no other technology change offers the same level of power reduction, whilst maintaining or improving on operational performance,” said James. “In terms of carbon abatement, the deployment of LED solutions provides some of the best ratios available when it comes the amount invested per tonne of carbon reduced.”

LED Lighting Installations for Businesses and the Public Sector

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Installations of LED lighting in businesses and the public sector have made it one of the most popular sustainability measures. The types of businesses that can benefit from LEDs are endless. For example, large outdoor spaces needing to be lit such as warehouses, logistics companies and factories, and smaller businesses such as offices and shops can all benefit. As the performance of LED lighting improves, the cost of the product decreases and the cost of energy rises, the commercial case for installing LEDs is stronger than ever.

Payback Periods of Only One Year

James Dunlop goes on to say that “The best commercial cases are present where operating hours are highest.  Where continuous operation is required payback periods are often close to one year.  However even in office applications where annual hours of operation are 3,000 or more the return on investment can be less than five years – especially where effective controls are deployed.”

However, James also addresses the fact that the lack of awareness of the financial benefits of LED lighting is holding back the uptake of them. They are often happy with the lighting they have now, and can’t see a reason to change if the lighting that they currently have is doing the job. There are plenty of trusted names out there with regard to LED lighting, including Nu-Light LED of course, but people are often bombarded with information about LED lighting from suppliers who have only just entered the market, creating confusion and an excuse not to go ahead.

“While many organisations have woken up to the potential with LEDs, a greater awareness of the opportunity, along with improved focus on quality and confidence will help to drive up the rate of implementation and continue driving down carbon emissions,” says James.

UK Based LED Lighting Supplier

If you are considering joining the LED revolution, and would like your business to save money on energy bills with the use of LED lighting, Nu-Light can help. We manufacture, install and supply LED lighting for a wide range of different businesses, and we can help your business to reduce carbon emissions and save money.

New Research Shows Exposure to Blue Light LEDs Boosts Concentration and Increases Alertness

According to recent research, blue light typically given off by LED lighting can make the brain more alert, and could be more effective at keeping you awake than caffeine.

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Researchers at the University of Greenwich decided to test the theory that working under ‘blue-enriched’ light bulbs would be better than normal office lighting. The study, which lasted two months, found that workers really did notice the benefits of blue light. They reported that they felt happier, more alert, had less eye strain, and in general, got more work done.

According to the research, there is a particular blue part of the light spectrum that has a powerful and uplifting effect. A family of specialised sensitive cells within the eye are there to ‘see’ the blue colour of the sky (or 460nm). And when these recently discovered photo-receptors sense blue light, nervous impulses fire into the brain which wake us up, increase alertness and boost concentration.

Exposure to Blue Light Enhances Stimulates Brain Function

More research carried out at Mid Sweden University also found that blue light has a positive effect on the brain, and that people exposed to blue light performed better on tests of brain function that included a distraction. The study builds on research that suggests blue light can improve cognitive abilities such as memory, alertness and reaction time. ‘Blue light has the potential to positively influence a range of settings where cognitive function and alertness are important.’ said the authors of the report.

The human body naturally uses blue light to regulate your biological clock, the cycle that controls when you wake up and go to sleep. Blue light also plays a role in basic functions of the human brain such as alertness, memory, emotion, and cognitive performance. In some conditions, light therapy using wavelengths of blue light is known as an effective treatment helping people of all ages.

Phototherapy in the form of blue light waves is a standard treatment used to reduce high levels of bilirubin in the blood of newborns. Due to frequencies that effectively destroy bacteria, some dermatologists use blue light therapy to treat skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis.

Blue Light Therapy as Effective as Antidepressants

Blue light therapy is also used to help people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression resulting from a lack of daylight in the winter. While it’s fairly common for people to experience minor mood changes without adequate sunlight, severe forms of SAD can result in debilitating fatigue, appetite changes, and mood disorders. Studies have even shown that for some people, blue light therapy can be just as effective as antidepressant medications.

LED Lighting Distributor

If you are looking for an LED lighting distributor, Nu-Light LED supply a range of bespoke products. As LED manufacturers, our products are stocked by some of the UK’s largest electrical wholesalers such as City Electrical Factors, Electric Centre, Edmondson Electrical, WF Electrical, and Yesss.

For more information and to speak to a member of our friendly team, call Nu-Light LED on 0844 225 1140 or visit our contact page to make an enquiry.

Save Power, Save Money, and Fight Climate Change with LED Lighting

If you’ve been keeping up to date with the news, you’ll have seen the stories about this year’s Nobel prize for Physics going to the 3 Japanese scientists who developed an LED capable of producing bright blue light. The invention of the blue LED has truly revolutionised lighting technology throughout the world, and here at Nu-Light, we think that their Nobel prize is incredibly well deserved.

Blue light emitting diodes

Although red and green LEDs have been around for decades, blue light LED is a relatively recent progression. Without blue light, it would be impossible for the white light used in general lighting to be created. Since the first blue LED was created, a huge amount of progress has been made, meaning that an LED lamp today will produce 300 lumens of light per watt. To put this into perspective, LEDs are about 20 times as efficient as incandescent lamps and four times as efficient as the fluorescent tube.

LEDs: The Future of Lighting

Christian Wetzel, a physicist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York said: “Blue LEDs, in combination with red and green LEDs (which had been discovered previously), make it possible to produce white light. This kind of lighting is much more energy-efficient and has a longer life span than conventional incandescent lights.” LED lighting is also incredibly flexible. It can be used in arrays of all different sizes, and is suitable for every possible use of light, from soft mood lighting to security lighting and stadium floodlights.

According to research by Digitimes, the global demand for LED lighting products and LED-based lighting systems and services in 2018 will increase from 2013 by 190% and 180%, respectively, and global demand for LED lighting will begin to exceed that for conventional lighting products in 2017. This is an enormous increase; suggesting that the future of LED lighting is very bright!

LED Suppliers and Distributors

As suppliers and distributors of a range of LED lighting products throughout the UK, Nu-Light LED are dedicated to meeting the increasing demand for LED lighting and LED based lighting systems. For more information about our products, or to get in touch with a member of our friendly team, call us on 08442551140 or click here to email us.

5 Reasons Your Business Should Switch to Outdoor LED Floodlights

Whether you need to light up an outdoor area for business or commercial purposes, sports, recreation or public spaces, there are several reasons why choosing LED floodlights is the best option. As professional LED manufacturers and suppliers, we’ve put together 5 reasons why your business should switch to outdoor LED flood light fixtures today.

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Security

Floodlighting is an important part of security for businesses, and has become an integral part of security in today’s society. Outdoor LED floodlighting is a fantastic way to keep your business safe, as it provides superior illumination to the outside of your business premises. LED lights produce white light at a wide angle similar to daylight, therefore make it possible to see items easily and clearly.

Energy Efficiency

In comparison to other types of lighting, including fluorescent lighting, LED floodlights are very energy efficient. When compared to an equivalent halogen lamp, the reduction in the use of energy is enormous. Therefore, switching to LED floodlights for your business will result in a substantial reduction in your electricity bills.

Minimal Light Pollution

Halogen bulbs used in outdoor floodlights can cause light pollution. But LED floodlights are generally designed to have a specified beam angle which directs the light only to where it is needed. Light pollution is a growing environmental and ecological concern, and choosing LED floodlights will make a genuine difference to this problem.

Robust and Durable with a Long Life Expectancy

Outdoor LED floodlights are robust and durable, meaning that they require almost no maintenance. This is perfect for a busy business, as it means less time is spent on their upkeep and replacement, allowing companies to get on with their job!

LED light sources are solid state semiconductor devices and do not need bulb replacement, as opposed to traditional filament lamps. This is especially beneficial for outdoor floodlights as they are often placed far out of reach, making any possible bulb replacement a big job. LED floodlights have an exceptionally long life expectancy, typically lasting approximately thirty times longer than standard halogen floodlights.

Higher Lumen Output

Security for your business is affordable and cost effective with the use of LED floodlights. As LED floodlights have a higher lumen output than standard floodlights, one LED floodlight can have the same effect as two or even three standard floodlights.

LED Lighting Distributor

If you are looking for an LED lighting distributor who specialises in LED floodlights, Nu-Light LED can help. For more information and to speak to a member of our friendly team, call Nu-Light LED on 0844 225 1140 or visit our contact page to make an enquiry.

Transforming Urban Environments with LED Lighting Technology

The world is experiencing a period of unprecedented urbanisation, as more people across the world live in urban areas that ever before. The LED lighting business has come a long way. All over the world, LEDs are being adopted in outdoor applications, allowing people to live in safe, attractive and environmentally sound cities.

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Clean Technologies are the Future, Including LED Lighting

According to the Climate Group, “Lighting accounts for 19% of the world’s electricity consumption. Significant savings are possible – on average 40% – simply by switching to energy-efficient lighting technologies such as LED.”

There’s more to LED lighting than the environmental benefits and the savings on energy bills though. LED lighting also offers incredibly flexible solutions in terms of controlled lighting effects, for example, colour, dynamics and design. They have the power to transform urban environments, providing the residents and visitors of cities all over the world not only with safety, but a great looking place to live too.

Advantages of LED Lighting Technologies

There are many advantages to LED lighting, including the following:

Efficiency – LED lighting provides energy savings of between 50 – 70% compared with conventional technologies. This also results in similar cuts to carbon emissions.

Lifespan – Well designed LEDs last for between 50,000 and 100,000 hours, or more! These impressive life spans can also be extended even further by using smart controls with LEDs.

Light Intensity Control – Conventional lighting tends to suffer decay in quality over time, which is known as lumen depreciation. Conventional lighting also has a shorter life if it is dimmed. But the lifespan of an LED light increases when the average current flowing through it is reduced, making them far better suited to smart controls.

Colour Choice – The colour choice available with LED lighting is practically infinite.

Directionality – LEDs provide highly directional light, therefore, they only shine where it is needed. Not only is this fantastic for the technology’s energy saving potential, it can also reduce light pollution in the case of LED street lights because it prevents light from intruding into the windows of people’s home and into the night sky.

LED Lighting Distributor

If you are looking for an LED lighting distributor, Nu-Light LED supply a range of bespoke products, offering your business a total lighting solution. As LED manufacturers, our products are stocked by some of the UK’s largest electrical wholesalers such as City Electrical Factors, Electric Centre, Edmondson Electrical, WF Electrical, and Yesss.

For more information and to speak to a member of our friendly team, call Nu-Light LED on 0844 225 1140 or visit our contact page to make an enquiry.

New LED Lighting Product Brochure Available Now!

Nu-Light LED are pleased to announce the launch of our latest product brochure. The brochure features a selection of products including LED Flood Lights, LED Street Lights, Highbays, Lowbays, Downlights, Panels and Battons.

As one of the leading distributors of LED lighting products in the country, it’s great to be able to offer customers and potential customers a great looking brochure where they can get a good idea of all the fantastic products we have to offer.

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UK Wide LED Lighting Suppliers

Don’t forget, our products are stocked by some of the UK’s biggest electrical wholesalers including the following companies:

  • City Electrical Factors
  • Electric Centre
  • Edmondson Electrical
  • WF Electrical
  • Yesss

Download the Nu-Light LED Brochure

A full product list can be viewed on the product pages of our website, simply click here to see a comprehensive list of Nu-Light products. You can also click here to view a copy of the Nu-Light brochure.

If you would like more information on any of our products, please feel free to speak to a member of our friendly team on 0844 225 1140, or visit our contact page to make an enquiry.

Do Your Bit for the Environment with LED Lighting

Environmental responsibility – and the subsequent reduction of any carbon footprint – is continuing to play an influencing role in the profile of successful businesses. With many environmental benefits linked to LED lighting; it is unsurprising that the popularity of the product is continuing to grow.

LED lights are well-known to be beneficial for the environment; thanks to the fact that they don’t contain mercury or any other harmful gases. The lifespan of an LED light is also substantially longer than that of a halogen bulb; with an LED light typically lasting more than 40,000 hours longer than its halogen counterpart. This means that LED lights very rarely need to be replaced in comparison to halogen and fluorescent bulbs – ensuring that far less quantities of lighting product need to be created.

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A Greener Outlook for Your Company

Typically, 1 LED light can withstand the lifespan of around 20 incandescent bulbs; vastly reducing the production and material requirements for lighting products. Implementing LED lighting across the scale of a whole office can therefore mean some serious improvements with regards to a greener outlook for your company. The fact that LED lighting is commonly recyclable is a further bonus.

Another benefit of upgrading to LED lighting is advanced energy efficiency of the product.  LED lights will typically use up to 80% less energy than standard halogen lighting; with the latter commonly turning over 90% of the electricity used into heat. Clearly, with the majority of the energy created by LED lighting being turned into light and not heat; it is easy to see why LED lighting is becoming rapidly more used by businesses.

Specialists in LED Lighting

At Nu-Light LED; we’re specialists in developing and manufacturing high-performance LED products throughout the UK. We’re vastly experienced in providing a wide range of high efficiency, low energy LED lighting solutions for varying sizes of businesses.

We offer everything from bulb and spotlight replacements through to whole office and retail solutions. You can find out more by giving us a call on 08442551140. Alternatively, why not visit our contact page to learn more. And remember – a high standard of office lighting is linked to productivity in the workplace.

 

 

Product Safety Assurance Guarantee at Nu-Light LED

As experts in all things LED lighting related, Nu-Light LED are obviously fully up to date with the legal requirements for LED lighting products sold in Europe. As the use of LED’s becomes more and more widespread, assessment of the unique “blue light” hazard associated with this type of light is critical. In 2009, IEC/EN 62471, Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems, was fully applied to all LED lighting products.

Guide to Photobiological Safety of LED Lights

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Photobiological testing relates to the optical radiation effects of LED and traditional lighting on human eyes. The Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems (IEC/EN 62471) for LED Lighting white paper provides an overview of exposure limits, measurement techniques, classification of hazards, and manufacturer obligations including labelling requirements.

This standard was prepared as Standard CIE S 009:2002 by the International Commission on Illumination and provides guidance for photobiological safety evaluation of LEDs, therefore eliminating potential hazards with regard to exposure limits.

Product Safety Assurance

Here at Nu-Light LED, you can rest assured that our products adhere to strict safety regulations. It is of the utmost importance to us that our products are fully compliant with lighting standards. LED lighting is a rapidly growing industry and it is our aim to be fully up to date with the latest regulations, ensuring customer confidence in our products.

LED Lighting Manufacturer, Supply and Installation

Our high quality LED lighting products are manufactured solely for businesses and retailers in the UK. Because we manufacture these products to the highest standards, we’re able to create bespoke solutions that meet all our clients’ LED lighting specifications.

Find out more about the benefits of LED lighting Sheffield by calling 0844 225 1140, or visiting the contact page of the website to make an enquiry today.

The Importance of Good Lighting in the Workplace

Did you know that poor lighting can actually affect the motivation and efficiency of your staff? For example, if lighting in the workplace is poor, your staff may suffer from eyestrain. If the lighting is too bright, however, you may get frequent complaints of headaches. So making sure the lighting is right in your place of work should be a priority for ensuring that your staff perform to the best of their ability. You may work in an office, a shop, or even a warehouse, but the principles are still the same.

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Lighting and Productivity

According to a recent study, the quality of lighting in a workplace can have a significant effect on productivity. It has been proven that adequate lighting means that workers are more efficient and make fewer mistakes. In fact, good lighting can decrease errors by 30-60%, as well as decreasing eye-strain and headaches.

Good lighting in the workplace promotes the following:

  • Reduced risk of occupational accidents and health problems
  • Better concentration and accuracy in work
  • A brighter, cleaner workplace resulting in a more active, cheerful environment
  • Improved work performance
  • Better visibility, improved accuracy and increased work speed, therefore enhancing production

LED Light Fixtures and Heat Generation

LEDs are also much better for you that conventional lighting as they do not give out harmful UV rays. That means that they can be installed near people and materials, and in tight spaces where conventional sources could be dangerous. LED light fixtures do generate heat, but the beam of light from an LED is actually cool. LED fixtures with well-designed thermal management features that have been manufactured by reputable companies such as Nu-Light can effectively shield users from heat that is excessive or harmful.

LED Lighting for Offices and Conference Rooms

As experts in LED lighting solutions in Sheffield, Nu-Light LED have supplied and installed LED lighting solutions to a number of offices across the UK. We specialise in LED lighting for offices, and know just how much of a difference good lighting can make to a workplace. Make sure you get the very best out of your workforce with suitable lighting by calling 0844 225 1140, or visiting the contact page of the website to make an enquiry today.

The Top 5 Benefits of LED Lighting for Businesses

As a trusted developer and manufacturer of high performance LED lighting products, Nu-Light LED is well aware of the many benefits that LED lighting can bring to your business. If you’d like to know how it can benefit you, our experts have compiled a list of the top 5 benefits of using LED lighting.

Superior Energy Efficiency

LED lights are very energy efficient, making them much more cost effective than halogen lighting, for example. A 50W halogen lamp actually turns approximately 90% of the electricity used into heat, and only 10% in to light. LED lights only use around 15% of the energy that a standard halogen lamp uses, therefore providing up to 85% of the output of light and creating much less heat. Because halogen lighting gives off so much heat, air conditioning is often needed in order to bring the temperature of a room down. LED lighting, however, gives off so little heat that air conditioning is not needed to regulate the temperature, saving money.

Environmentally Friendly

As you will be aware, CO2 is a gas that increases the greenhouse effect, having a direct influence on our environment. CO2 emissions can cause global temperature rises, extreme weather, the loss of delicate ecosystems, and can even be dangerous of people’s health. LED lights are an environmentally friendly form of lighting as they do not contain mercury or other harmful gasses, or emit any harmful UV rays. Just as an example, one 13w LED light emits 68% less CO2 than a standard 40w incandescent bulb running for 10 hours per day, making LED lighting a much more environmentally friendly choice for your business.

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Long Life Span

The lifespan of an LED Light can be up to 50,000 hours compared to 750 to 2,000 hours for an incandescent bulb, 8,000 to 10,000 hours for a compact fluorescent and 20,000 to 30,000 hours for a linear fluorescent bulb. Obviously, the lifespan of conventional lighting is over when the filament inside breaks. But for LEDs it is defined as the average number of hours until light falls to 70% of initial brightness, measured in lumens.

Size, Profile and Designability

LEDs are generally much smaller than conventional lighting, allowing for much more flexibility in lighting design and more accurate and efficient use of light. Of course, LEDs can be used as part of an array to increase the surface area of light emitted. Because LEDs give off light in a specific direction, they are very efficient in application, and do not waste energy by emitting light in all directions.

Instantaneous Switch On

It’s a common misconception that LED’s take a long time to switch on and light up effectively. The truth is, quality LED’s switch on very quickly, even when they are cold, giving out light almost instantly when you flick the light switch, so you don’t have to put up with dim light while they get going!

Upgrade to Environmentally Friendly LED Lighting Now

If you are excited by the prospect of lighting your business in a way that will save both the planet and your money, Nu-Light LED can help. Our range of high efficiency, low energy LED lighting solutions have been developed to suit both large and small businesses, and we offer a wide variety of services from simple replacements to whole retail and office lighting solutions. For more information and to speak to a member of our friendly team, call Nu-Light LED on 0844 225 1140 or visit our contact page to make an enquiry.

New IP65 rated LED Battons now launched.

Please check out our fantastic new battons, great for where ever you need the a waterproof lamp, ideal for car parks, wash areas, and many other applications, in a range of 3 sizes and 6 power outputs, and all colour temperatures.

Website update

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We are currently updating our website with fantastic new products, keep checking back and sorry for any inconvenience during this process.

We now offer full lighting designs

Whether your looking for a retro fit, Or a complete new installation we offer a complementary Dialux design service, giving projected light levels.

You can now find our Nu-Light LED product range at the City Electrical Factors just ask at the counter.
Just click on the link below to find your nearest City Electrical Factors branch.

Emergency LED solutions now available

Nu-light have now introduced Emergency battery units that can adapt to most of our internal lighting range. We have also developed Emergency D2 units and LED Batons that are easy to fit with adjustable energy saving dimming sensors and 3hr emergency battery.

 

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No matter what size or sector your business is in, we have an LED lighting solution to suit your needs.

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Geographical sales agents wanted.

Opportunities to get involved with our brand of LED lighting. Commission only sales consultants required in all areas.

Our LED products are getting more recognised and with our lease/buy options are more affordable to small businesses. Good commission rates available in all areas of the UK – Full product training and samples provided.

Email imail@nu-lightled.co.uk for more information.