Two hundred and 50 Spar stores across the UK have now converted their old fluorescent lighting to Nualight’s Blaze LED solution.

The conversions are the first phase of a roll-out across Spar in the UK by Cross Group (specialists in refrigeration, air conditioning and energy- efficient technologies) and Nualight (specialists in LED lighting for food retail). Cross Group is a Nualight strategic partner for convenience retail. This programme is believed to be Europe’s first significant LED retrofit in the convenience sector.

Joe Conway, commercial director of Cross Group NI, said: "Great Spar stores create great customer experiences and that is why the Blaze LED upgrade programme has been so successful. Four Spar regional distribution centres Henderson Group, CJ Lang & Son, Appleby Westward Group and Blakemore are all participating with 250 stores completed to date.

"After replacing fluorescent with Blaze, stores are visibly enhanced with brighter, fresher and more natural lighting. This highly efficient product has a distinctive design aesthetic and a unique optical design for very low glare and exceptionally uniform lighting. Moving from fluorescent to Blaze also dramatically reduces lighting lifetime costs."

Conway said the Blaze 600 fitting is maintenance free, delivers 67%-plus energy savings, and has a lifespan five times greater than traditional store fluorescent lamps.

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