Lighting & LED Lighting 

Whether it’s the most simple light fitting change, or if you need a full 3 Dimensional design, with AutoCAD layouts and energy calculations, we have the capabilities and experience to deliver.

What we don’t do is make outlandish and indefensible claims, but it is fact that:

  1. Good design = Better Lighting = Happier people = More productive people.

  2. LED Lighting saves energy when compared to more traditional forms of lighting, it should really be at the top of your energy efficiency agenda.

  3. LED Lighting invites the clever use of controls to save even more energy and reduce maintenance costs.

 

Lighting is certainly changing, LED technology is evolving and its massively exciting and whilst it's easy to ask your supplier for “equivalents”  its real benefits can only be unlocked with expertise and guidance, and help to avoid the pitfalls of glare and inappropriate colour temperatures.

We constantly strive to keep ourselves both grounded and up to date with the latest technologies and design techniques. 

We don’t just throw in the cheapest 600*600 LED Panels – we

  1. Assess

  2. Involve

  3. Specify

  4. Install

  5. Commission.

 

Assess– we gather the input data from the environment and assess what the lighting needs to accomplish.

Involve– although good design is our passion, the customer’s input is paramount.

Specify– we design and select.  Probably not the cheapest, but definitely the supplier with a support network and a history of delivering awesome product.

Install– working to the highest electrical standards, our highly qualified team of electricians will install, clean and tidy. leaving your new lighting as the only trace we were there.

Commission– at hand over we’ll work through operating instructions, procedures and documentation with the customer ensuring that all customisable controls are configured appropriately.  Plus of course new installations will receive an NICEIC Approved Contractor installation certificate after inspection and testing.

According to the Carbon Trust, getting lighting right is important for the energy efficiency of a building and the well-being of its occupants. Up to 40% of a building's electricity use is accounted for by lighting, and the right level and quality of light improves the alertness and accuracy of those working in it.

Ways to improve your organisation's lighting include:

  • Occupancy sensors: By dimming or switching off lighting when there is nobody in a room, occupancy sensors can reduce electricity use significantly 

  • Daylight sensors: Adjusting the artificial lighting according to the amount of natural light in a room using daylight sensors or photocells can reduce electricity use.

  • Maintenance plan: By regularly cleaning windows and skylights you can reduce the need for artificial light. Cleaning the fixtures that contain lamps, known as luminaires, will improve their performance.

 

Click for a gallery of recent lighting projects from office, industrial, commercial and domestic applications.

 

Just don’t get Matt talking about circadian rhythms and human centric lighting!

Emergency Lighting

 

The unloved younger sibling that is Emergency lighting (often neglected rarely tested) is just not as appealing- but it's every bit as important.

Please talk to us about controls, self-test, twin beams, mesh networks, and most importantly Emergency Lighting Testing. ​Areas to consider are:

  • At stairs to illuminate each step

  • A change of direction or level and intersections

  • Fire alarm call points and safety signs

  • Fire-fighting and first aid equipment

  • Each exit door and every final exit point

  • Manadatory Points of Emphasis - such as starways, doorways and outside final exits.

  • Exit Signs.

  • Essential Areas such as toilets, generator rooms, treatment rooms 

  • Escape Routes

  • Open Areas

  • High Risk Task Areas.

Again, just like mainstream lighting, emergency lighting increasingly uses LED lighting rather than older fluorescent tubes.  An advantage of LED Emergency lighting is that usually the fittings are visibly smaller, can be more discrete and take advantage of the lower electrical load to use smaller battery packs.

We would strongly recommend consulting us regarding an emergency lighting testing regime. 

 

Sadly in our experience, many organisations are too busy with their core business to spend time emergency light testing, a situation that could create a significant threat to the business, and on occasion the management’s liberty.

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Kirk & Crane Electrical. Co. Ltd

69-73 London Road

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6HW

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