What To Consider When Installing A New Lighting System
Lighting is a major component of any project, in terms of expense and effect, so making the right decision on lighting is crucial. When so much is at stake, it’s important to know what factors are important in making these decision, so we’ve put together a quick list of things you need to look for, when installing a new lighting system.
- The cost of the new light fitting
The old adage “you get what you pay for” often applies when it comes to LED lighting, the cheapest of solutions are usually the worst, but it’s important to make sure the solution you opt for offers good value for money, and the most expensive isn’t necessarily the best.
- Energy running cost of the new light fitting
The amount of energy needed to run your new light fitting is going to be a key factor, in that it directly affects the cost of running it. The more power needed, the more it’ll cost to run.
- Quality of new light fitting
Lots of factors all make up the overall quality of a light fitting, in particular look at the life expectancy, efficacy, CCT, CRI and the quality of components.
- Installation Costs
Avoid light fittings that are unnecessarily complicated to install and certainly avoid any that appear unsafe. The time it takes to install your new lighting will have a big effect on the cost of the job overall, so simplicity is key, but not at the cost of safety!
- Environmental factors
If the light fitting is going into an area that’s open to the elements, or will likely be washed down, then you’ll need to make sure your solution has the correct IP rating.
- Cost of safe disposal of old lighting
If you’re replacing an existing lighting system, you’ll need to make arrangement to have this disposed of safely and efficiently before proceeding with your new system. We can offer advice and information on this