Lighting consumes approximately 20 per cent of all electricity in the world, 30 per cent of electricity in commercial spaces and 40 per cent of electricity in office buildings worldwide. So it stands to reason that energy efficiency has become the hot topic when talking about lighting, with organisations asking themselves ‘How can we save more energy? How can we save on carbon emissions? How can we become more sustainable? How can we make financial savings?’
There are still many companies using old lighting installations which have very high energy and maintenance costs. Because of the advances that have been made in lighting technology, there are now products with up to four times the life of a standard lamp and the energy saving lighting solutions help customers save up to 80 per cent of electricity they use for lighting. By introducing the latest in light management systems, controlling the lighting enhances the energy saving possibilities still further.
LED is a technology with many advantages, particularly long life and low energy. However, often with this technology, when the lifetime of the light source has ended, the whole luminaire is discarded. At Aura Light however, we believe that this is the wrong way of thinking and we advocate modularity for sustainability where only the light source needs to be replaced rather than the whole luminaire.
With such advanced energy saving lighting packages available and combining LED efficient light sources and lighting controls, it has become logical to use the high energy savings to finance new lighting systems and installation.
The ‘Rent Your Lighting Scheme’ which Aura Light has recently launched eliminates investment in equipment and reduces an organisation’s energy costs from day one. The concept may appeal to all business directors and accountants as the scheme aids cash flow keeping costs off the balance sheet and also takes advantages of tax benefits. Importantly, the scheme provides a full performance guarantee over the contract period. In Aura’s experience the lighting installations will continue to provide large energy savings well into the future. HOW THE SCHEME WORKS
Financing arrangements are entirely flexible with monthly rental payments adjusted to projected energy savings making the project cash positive right from the start. Once contacted, Aura Light visits the company to conduct a survey of existing lighting installation and energy consumption by a technical expert. This is then followed with the provision of a new lighting plan with a full financial calculation, together with energy saving and CO2 saving documentation. Once the project is agreed, it is entirely managed by Aura Light from start to finish including installation, financing and a performance guarantee during the full contract period.
At Aura Light we have brought together some of Europe’s leading experts so as to deliver the Rental Lighting Scheme using projected savings as a means of providing funding.
Further information on the Rent Your Lighting Scheme visit website at www.aura-light.co.uk