Reducing your electrical consumption with tax relief

Lighting within the average building accounts for approximately 40% of the total electrical consumption.

If you wish to reduce your electricity bill, the most effective way to do this is to review the lighting, which in the situation of upgrading from traditional florescent lamps to LED can produce up to 80% less energy with no loss of light output.

Example: In a typical warehouse consisting of an installation comprising of 100 no. 400W Son Hi-Bay fittings, we can demonstrate savings in energy costs of up to £60,000 over a five year period – with capital pay back in under two years. This, coupled with the vast reduction in ongoing maintenance costs and optimising performance of operations, make the change even more appealing.

The government fully embraces the energy saving abilities for organisation’s to upgrade to LED. The Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme (ECA) is a government supported scheme, designed to encourage businesses to invest in energy saving equipment. Under this scheme, businesses can claim enhanced tax incentives or relief into new LED upgrades that meet certain energy-saving criteria. It provides 100% first-year capital allowances (tax relief).

The ECA scheme covers four categories:


  1. Amenity, accent and display lighting
  2. General interior lighting
  3. Exterior area lighting
  4. Exterior floodlighting


Lindale Building Services can assist you with not only making your business more efficient through upgrading to LED, but support you with potentially creating substantial long term energy and carbon savings. Offering the complete turnkey solution, we can provide electrical design, tangible energy saving calculations, payback periods, installation options and aftercare. Get in touch and see how we can help you.

Posted by: Lindale on December 13, 2016 @ 2:49 pm
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