Sainsbury’s invests in LED lighting programme


Retail giant Sainsbury’s is making a serious investment in an LED lighting initiative. The new initiative will see all of Sainsbury’s stores up and down the country lit exclusively by LED lights by the close of 2022.

LED lighting installations can typically offer up to an 80% energy saving in comparison to more commonly used options used in the past, such as fluorescent and incandescent lighting systems.

The new lighting initiative from Sainsbury’s is part of a wider ambition to achieve Net Zero status by 2040. Just a single element of the £1bn investment for a sustainable future, the LED lighting programme will be joined by a host of other new approaches. These include reducing emissions, replacing refrigeration systems with more efficient energy-saving models, increasing its use of renewable energy sources, and reducing energy use overall.

CEO of Sainsbury’s Mike Coupe commented:

“Our commitment has always been to help customers live well for less, but we must recognise that living well now also means living sustainably.”

In total, 14,000 of Sainsbury’s outlets have already had aerofoil technology deployed in them. This energy-saving technology allows fridges to remain cooler while supermarket aisles are made warmer, resulting in a 15% saving on energy utilised by individual fridges.

Enterprises planning a commercial electrical installation such as an upgraded lighting system in in Chester, Liverpool and other cities should always consult an expert. Energy audits conducted by skilled electricians can assess power consumption on premises and calculate savings to businesses.

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