Lights equal massive savings

MHA Lighting in Atherton with Tom Harrison in the boardroom
MHA Lighting in Atherton with Tom Harrison in the boardroom

AN Atherton company is helping Wigan council save thousands of pounds.

Thanks to a partnership with MHA Lighting, the council’s Energy Management team has halved its energy bills and carbon dioxide emissions at Water Street car park, which is one of its busiest in the borough, by installing award-winning LED lighting.

The project is part of the council’s borough-wide Carbon Management Programme, which has delivered energy efficiencies of more than £200,000 in the last five years in council buildings.

The new light fittings use 45 per cent less energy than the pre-existing system and they will also save the council more than 50 per cent on its energy bills plus save 35 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

Following a tender process local electrical contractors, Electra Connect, were appointed to install the lights with the product itself put together by MHA Lighting, based in Atherton.

Wigan Council’s Energy Officer, Barry Foster, said: “This installation is the most cost effective and to the highest quality and an added bonus is that these world-class technology LED light fittings assembled here in the borough, creating skills and employment for local people.”

The quality of light in the multi-storey car park is much improved and the fittings will run for 60,000 hours maintenance free, which equals seven years at 24 hours a day.