The TDG Euroterminal in Manchester is the latest warehouse in the TDG Group to benefit from a new energy efficient lighting scheme supplied by Luxonic Lighting. The energy savings created are very valuable to any business in today’s climate, but boosted environmental credentials and Government incentives further add to the feasibility of the capital investment.

The lighting design was based on a direct replacement of light fittings on a one-for-one basis. However, due to the increased efficiency of the Luxonic ‘Aislelux’ 2x80W fitting it was possible to reduce the total number of fittings in some areas of the warehouse, while still increasing the light level. This amplified the savings made, and therefore shortened the payback period for the project.

As with each project, the lighting scheme was individually tailored to suit the requirements of the Euroterminal. Open areas such as loading bays and marshalling areas were equipped with ‘Hi-Max’ open area fittings, with a specific open area presence detector, while the aisle areas were fitted with the highly efficient ‘Aislelux’ luminaire. Each light fitting includes its own integral presence detector, allowing it to operate independently and maximise energy savings.

Since the installation was completed, TDG have taken advantage of the Government’s Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme. This enables a business to claim 100% first-year capital allowances on their spending on qualifying equipment. Businesses can write off the whole of the capital cost of their investment in qualifying technologies against their taxable profits of the period during which they make the investment. This can deliver a helpful cash flow boost and a shortened payback period.

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