A Jet dealer has reduced energy consumption on his forecourt by 60% after replacing all the conventional outdoor lighting with low-energy LED bulbs.

Subi Vadher has run Mayfield Service in Goodmayes, Essex, for over 27 years and joined the Jet network around 22 years ago. The site is open 24 hours a day and has eight pumps, good parking and a Premier branded shop.

Mayfield was the first Jet site in England to have the new yellow LED fascia illumination installed as part of a Jet trial to test the impact of the lighting in both rural and urban sites. Jet reports that the results of the trial were very positive and, as a result, it has since installed the new fascia lighting at 85 sites and included it as part of its updated branding package.

Mayfield also had LED under canopy replacement bulbs fitted as these were a low cost and low energy solution. The existing canopy lighting was installed around 15 years ago and needed to be replaced. The existing 250 watt conventional lightbulbs were removed and the new 100 watt LED bulbs were fitted into the existing fittings with a minor alteration.

The contractor used by Jet was Astley, a Gateshead-based signage, maintenance and imaging company, and Subi said they did a great job and were very thorough.

He commented: “They completed all the work in one day, starting at 11am and finishing by 7pm. The team then waited until daylight faded to ensure that everything was working perfectly in the dark.

“We’re delighted with the LED lights which make the forecourt really bright and appealing at night. The site looks completely different now at night and many customers have commented on the improvements.

“Thanks to a 60% reduction in energy usage I’ve seen a reduction in my overall electricity costs. Now that the forecourt lighting has been installed, we’re looking to replace our current tube lighting in the shop with LED lighting by the end of this year.”

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