10-12-2011

Speedy has invested in innovative low carbon lighting for the winter months as part of its winter campaign.

This forms part of Speedy’s overall [£45m] investment in new products this year which will be available through its nationwide network of over 325 depots.

Included in the winter range are Elite Globe Lights, which generate 90 per cent energy savings per day. A single unit can save over £100 on electricity costs and more than 900 kg of carbon emissions over a year long period when compared to a standard 500w light.

The omni-directional lights are compact and the panel socket on the side allows up to 25 unit to be linked together. They also give off very little heat, meaning they are suitable for working in confined spaces.

Also included in the lighting range as part of the winter campaign is the VB9, which lowers carbon by minimising fuel usage by 72 per cent. The VB9 costs just 42 pence per hour of operation, compared to £1.54 for a standard lighting tower (based on a fuel cost of 80 pence per litre). Its 170 litre capacity fuel tank has an average running time of 340 hours – a 435 per cent increase compared to traditional tower lights.

Speedy’s have also further invested in their range of direct and indirect diesel heaters. These heaters run on diesel, which is a more easily obtainable fuel source during periods of poor weather. It also makes the units more cost-effective to run – saving on average 35 per cent on fuel costs compared to LPG models.

Other products in Speedy’s winter range includes dehumidifiers, PPE and fuel management services. Speedy can also provide a range of products through their managed services arm including temporary hot water and heating boilers for use in complete outages.

Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy said: “With the onset of winter comes a host of issues for contractors and other businesses alike. Cold weather and heavy rainfall, combined with shorter daylight hours means equipment like lights, heaters and pumps become essential. However, this additional equipment places extra strain on resources, which is why we’re committed to investing in the most energy efficient equipment available in the marketplace, and our extensive regional depot network means that this kit is accessible to every business in the country.”

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