Energy saving LED upgrade brightens Arndale Shopping Centre
Shoppers and stores are benefitting from a crisper, brighter shopping centre following a full lighting upgrade from APC Lighting throughout the Morecambe-based retail centre – resulting in £33,000 of energy cost savings over 5 years and improved lighting aesthetics.
The Arndale Shopping Centre in Morecombe, which is home to 38 retail units including Boots, Bonmarché, Carphone Warehouse and Game, was looking to improve the light levels and reduce energy costs. The lux levels produced by the existing light fittings were not high enough for the centre and during the winter period the building would struggle with maintaining the optimum light levels.
APC Lighting was commissioned by the shopping centre’s property management company, New River, to provide a suitable LED solution following several successful lighting upgrades by APC for other New River retail clients in Bexleyheath and Paisley. APC Lighting secured the contract in a competitive tender process by demonstrating the best overall value and solution.
The project in detail:
Following a site survey to determine the ideal lux levels for each of the retails area, our team of estimators calculated the required lumen outputs for the fittings and specified two LED luminaires including a 42W downlight and 18W bulkhead, replacing the existing fluorescent fittings.
The shopping centre experienced emergency lighting challenges due to a lack of emergency feed cables, but APC’s lighting team overcame the issue by upgrading the wall bulkhead to LED ensuring appropriate emergency light levels were attained and exceeded existing lux levels.
All products are covered by our 7 year parts warranty.
During the ten-day project, 223 LED fittings were replaced, resulting in lower energy and maintenance costs whilst making the site efficient, lighter and more welcoming. Furthermore, APC lighting achieved the highest health and safety score during our audit by New River.
Colette Grover, Centre Manager, Arndale Morecambe Bay
APC was very professional and completed the work with minimal impact to the Centre, The lighting levels in the centre have greatly improved and made the centre a more inviting environment for our customers