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Reduction in lighting energy costs

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Year 1 net savings across 3 branches


tCO2e carbon reduction per year

Transforming branch lighting to improve efficiency and enhance customer experience


Plumbase, a leading national plumbers’ merchant, recently partnered with eEnergy to upgrade lighting at their Burton upon Trent, Telford, and Stourbridge branches. eEnergy installed 180 new energy-efficient LED fittings to enhance lighting quality and reduce energy waste.

The Challenge.

The existing lighting across the three branches was in poor condition, with some areas experiencing low light levels and dark patches. Lighting was identified as the largest consumer of electricity in the stores, presenting an opportunity to minimise energy waste. Plumbase aimed to reduce energy costs, improve light levels, and bolster their sustainability credentials.

The Solution.

eEnergy redesigned the front-of-house lighting layout to triple light levels and create a consistent brand design across stores. Warehouse lighting was replaced primarily point-for-point, with motion sensors added to automatically turn off lights when not required, further increasing savings. The new lighting solution reduced lighting consumption by 80% and whole store electricity consumption by 52%.

The Results.

  • 80% reduction in lighting energy costs
  • Year 1 NET saving of £8,076
  • Year 10 NET saving of £80,767
  • Carbon reduction per year: 16.2 TCO2


By partnering with eEnergy, Plumbase transformed their branch lighting, resulting in significant energy and cost savings while enhancing the customer experience. The new lighting solution not only improved light levels across the branches but also contributed to their sustainability goals.

Plumbase testimonial.

“The lighting refurbishment carried out went very well, the team were excellent. They completed the work quickly and efficiently with no disruption to the branch over the two days they were here.”

Paul Watkin – Branch Manager


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