Lemnis Lighting, the company behind the world’s number one selling LED (light emitting diode) bulb, is finally launching in Australia- just as Australia braces for an energy rate increase in July as the carbon tax comes into effect.
With energy prices on the rise for some time now, Lemnis Lighting Australia is urging companies and venues to switch to LED technology before the new tariffs come into effect in order to save thousands off their energy bill.
Commercial lighting can attribute to up to 25 per cent of a company’s total energy costs and according to John Simpson, Managing Director of Lemnis Lighting Australia, these figures could be dramatically reduced if more people implemented the latest LED technology.
“LED lighting is now more efficient and affordable than ever with a brightness that often exceeds other bulbs that use 90 per cent more power,” he said. “According to our research, a small commercial business like a 24- hour gym with around 150 lights could spend an average of $12,000 per year on lighting – which can be halved through using our LEDs.”
In fact, John is predicting that a large venue with over 1,000 lights running for around 15 hours a day could expect to spend as much as $38,000 per year on lighting alone. If the switch was made to LED, these energy costs could be reduced by as much as 70 per cent.
“The larger the venue the bigger the savings,” said Mr Simpson. “As the carbon tax comes into effect businesses that have the most energy efficient lighting will be better protected than the others from inflated energy prices.”
The Queensland Competition Authority, which sets the benchmark for the state’s retail power prices, is predicting Queensland household energy use to increase by up to $192 per annum including peak and off peak tariffs when the federal government’s carbon tax taking effect on July 1.
With many businesses’ lighting needs far greater than residential households, Lemnis Lighting Australia General Manager, Bart Evers is urging businesses to consider LED technology as a viable lighting option, with a total return on investment that can be seen from as little as 18 months.
“LED lighting is incredibly viable and has a far greater life expectancy than other options products on the market such as CFLs, incandescent or halogen bulbs. There are maintenance benefits also with each bulb recommended for 25,000 hours which prevents regular and dangerous bulb changes by staff,” said Mr Evers.
“The truth is, no one really knows what to expect when the carbon tax commences in July. By implementing Lemnis LEDs, businesses are truly getting the Lemnis Energy Difference, which can mean thousands saved off the bottom line,” he added.
Lemnis Lighting provides LED lighting solutions for commercial, residential and public areas. Lemnis Lighting is available in Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia and is the world’s number one selling globe two years in a row.
The company has just launched in Australia with operations in Brisbane and Darwin and is expected to expand to Sydney and Melbourne within the coming months. All of Lemnis’ products are backed with a three year warranty.