Lighting Support Scheme announced on Monday 8th April will see SME’s saving up to 90% on their electricity costs by upgrading to energy efficient lighting. The Minister for Communications, Climate, Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D announced that €2million funding for small and medium-sizes businesses is now available to invest in energy efficient lighting.
Within businesses, lighting is a significant cost. Lighting costs are sometimes the second highest for many businesses. This new Lighting Support Scheme will cover 30% of the cost of upgrade work and can help save up to 60% on lighting costs.
LED Lights will replace your standard lighting sources. The operating cost of LED is lower than the operating cost of most, making LED lighting the most economic and simple renewable technology available for lighting.
The environment benefits as the LED does not contain mercury or a filament that is easily damaged when installing and the light generally does not get hot and can generally be handled after use. The LED is made up of semiconductor and the movement of electrons in the conductor omit a light.
Lighting Support Scheme Eligibility & Supports
This new grant is open to all SMEs with fewer than 250 employees, and annual turnover of less than €50 million.
The SME Lighting Support Scheme offers a grant of up to 30% of the eligible approved costs of upgrading existing lighting. These eligible costs include product and installation costs. This grant is available for existing fittings and not for fitting out a new site. This Lighting Support Scheme is about upgrading your current lighting and ensuring that LED / Light Emitting Diode technology is available throughout your business.
By going forward on this lighting support scheme up can reduce your lighting bills by up to 60% or more.
Advantages of Installing LED
There are many advantages of installing LED lights including
- Save Money by installing LED lights to your business.
- Protect yourself against inevitable price rise from energy suppliers.
- Save money and gain a return on your investments with savings to your business costs.
- Can be installed virtually anywhere, call us for an assessment on your property.
- Improve the quality of lighting to your business.
Individual companies stand to save up to 60% on their lighting bills by making these upgrades according the SEAI. If you are a business customer and would like to know more about renewable energy and LED Lighting to take control of your costs – call us today on 051 364 054.
More information is available here: https://enerpower.ie/finance/grant/led-lighting-support-scheme/