Famous British retailer Marks & Spencer plan to install LED lights in all of their food halls within the next 2 years.

After a trial of LED lighting in some of their stores they found that energy consumption was reduced by 20%.

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services were hired to install Philips LED light bulbs in over 170 of Marks & Spencers stores. Project Manager at Balfour Beatty, Steven Palmer, said:

The new LED lighting is expected to make a significant impact in helping to reduce Marks & Spencers non-merchandise lighting costs. The specification of Philips long-life, low-energy lighting systems represents significant cost savings for each store.

The switch to LED light bulbs is part of an attempt to save energy. More specifically it’s part of their Plan A environmental and CSR Strategy which aims to reduce energy use by 50% by the year 2020. It mentioned that LED light bulbs were a key element in this. It also said:

LED lighting is more energy efficient and longer lasting than more traditional forms of lighting. It is better for customers, directly focusing light on shelves and products to give a better visual experience.

Director of Plan A, Mike Barry, said:

Our products are becoming more sustainable, we’re testing new technology that could transform our future operations and we’re supporting causes that make a real difference to the future for our customers and the local communities we operate in.

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