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Lighting


Basingstoke Accident Repair Centre now enjoys improved lighting levels and significant energy savings following the installation of a new lighting system from Hilclare.


Why it paysto choose your suppliers wisely


By Chris Pearson, Managing Director at Pilot Group Infrastructure– home of Hilclare, the industrial and commercial lighting solutions provider.


W


ith a raſt of new European legislation and standards over the last few years, the lighting


industry has undergone significant changes. Thankfully, these changes have not dimmed the growth of our sector. Indeed, today our industry as a whole is estimated to be worth over £2bn, and with increased focus on energy and carbon savings in the commercial and public sectors, the demand for energy efficient commercial lighting solutions will only continue. As you know, industrial and commercial lighting covers multiple project categories and with such a wide variety of installations, it’s clear that you need to offer customers a well- defined and


comprehensive portfolio of products. Contractors will naturally turn to wholesalers for guidance in deciding which


brands and models are best for their projects. Ultimately,


they are looking for energy efficient and high performance lighting that will satisfy all


requirements of their customers’ installation.


From lamps and LEDs, to luminaires, controls, and the latest in metal halide technology, the number of lighting options has become somewhat of a minefield, so where do you begin when planning your new line-up? Let’s look at what needs to be addressed when choosing your commercial lighting suppliers.


Types of lighting LEDS: The growth in commercial lighting has largely been driven by the popularity of LED technologies and controls, and we will continue to see the retrofitting of more efficient lamps into existing luminaires - particularly in the retail, offices, industrial and public sectors. There’s also a growing trend for improved lighting quality and ‘whiter’ light in the private commercial sector. As local


As local authorities look to reduce spending, energy efficient lighting remains high on the


Vito – a slimline range of LED luminaires from Hilclare.


agenda. LED lighting will continue to drive our industry and we’re gradually seeing a move away from traditional lighting.


22 | electrical wholesalerApril 2018 www.ewnews.co.uk


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