458 London Road, North Cheam, Surrey
Aurora Bride is a wedding dress and formal hire shop based in North Cheam, Surrey. Ledfit were approached by the owner, Alison Sargeant, to offer an LED retrofit solution for 68 existing 12 volt 50 watt lamps, the existing system was over ten years old and was becoming high in annual maintenance costs as well as energy usage. The colour rendition of the existing lamps was also very inconsistent and did not show the wedding dresses off to their full potential.
Several options were discussed and a decision was made to go with a 7 watt LED GU10 type lamp, fitting directly into the existing downlights once the 12 volt transformers had been removed. GU10 type fittings were chosen to reduce the need for any drivers / transformers diabetes hgh which could become a maintenance issue in years to come.
The work was carried out one evening after the shop had closed and was finished the same night. The shop was cleaned and ready for opening the next morning. The staff of Aurora Bride were delighted with the change which gave a perfectly constant colour throughout and transformed the look of the dress displays.
Other than the obvious reduction in maintenance ( 30,000 hour rated lamps were used ) Aurora Bride will benefit in a reduction of approximately £2,609.00 from their electricity costs after 5 years, this is after the cost of lamps and fitting has been allowed for! Aurora Bride opens for approximately 40 hours a week which is low for a retail establishment, most projects will benefit from higher energy cost savings.