Companies get chance to see the light – and make savings


Galway City Tribune – Business | 24.08.2018


Businesses in Galway are being informed how they can make major energy cost savings without having to cough up any payments up front. eLight, Ireland’s number one solutions experts in the supply, installation and management of fully-guaranteed, energy efficient LED lighting solutions to the commercial business sector, has already saved Galway businesses ALS Minerals and Brooks based in Ballybrit over €20,000 on their energy bills. Loughrea-based ALS Minerals can expect to save €13,364 annually, as a result of an up­grade of their lighting equipment. 284 LED fittings have been installed in the premises, resulting in an annual energy cost reduction of 57% for the business, and a carbon reduction of 63.8 tonnes.

The Ballybrit branch of Brooks Group, Ireland’s leading timber and builders’ merchant, have had 128 LED fittings installed, resulting in an 67% reduction on their energy bills annually, of €7,732. They will also benefit from a carbon reduction of 30.3 tonnes. eLight has appointed Michael Aiken, as Corporate Account Manager, Galway, to facilitate local businesses to make the switch to energy efficient lighting. Michael joins the eLight team with over 25 years’ experience in the commercial insurance industry, and 10 years leading sales teams and end-to-end sales processes.

The eLight model makes it easy for businesses to reduce their energy costs by between 55 and 80%. eLight Invest 100% of the capital cost associated with the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of energy-efficient lighting projects over an agreed contract term, with the energy savings achieved completely funding the project.

There is no requirement for up-front capital from the business adopting the technology.

Since its establishment in 2012, eLight has completed over 600 lighting upgrade projects, installing over 275,000 LED lighting products, saving 150GW for businesses across Ireland.

Michael Aiken

Michael Aiken

Michael Aiken remarked: “I am delighted to take up the role as Corporate Account Manager in Galway. We have already had the opportunity to make a real difference in terms of cost savings and environmental benefits for leading Galway businesses.

“Managing costs has always been a business priority, but operating in a sustainable manner is growing in importance. These are two areas where eLight can deliver.”

As Europe’s number one solutions experts in the supply, installation and management of fully-guaranteed, energy efficient LED lighting solutions, eLight is leading the revolution in how light is provided to Irish companies.
Lighting is a significant business cost and traditional lighting equipment can be highly inefficient, generating much higher costs than necessary. By switching to quality LED lighting, businesses can not only save up to 80% on their energy costs but also benefit from a reduction in their carbon footprint.

eLight works with businesses all over Ireland providing “Light as a Service”, investing 100% of the capital cost associated with the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of energy efficient lighting projects, over an agreed fixed term, with the energy savings achieved completely funding the project.

Since its establishment in Dublin in 2012, eLight has completed over 600 lighting up grade projects, installing over 275,000 LED lighting products, saving 150Gw for businesses across Ireland. eLight clients, which include some of Ireland’s most well-known and successful companies – I-RES ETT, Hibernia EIT PLC, Euro Car Parks and The Dalata Group PLC – have seen over €25m in cost savings.