INUI have recently completed the MINI Work shop LED upgrade for lighting – Lenton Lane Nottingham.  The Work Shop was experiencing regular lamp failures within the 600x600mm modular florescent fittings. Due to this being a very busy MINI Work shop the maintenance down time was making it difficult to keep the Work shop fully lit. Maintenance of these modular florescent fittings was proving more and more expensive.

[caption id="attachment_3391" align="aligncenter" width="600"]MINI WORKSHOP LED UPGRADE MINI Lenton Lane Nottingham[/caption]


Following a site survey it was noted that the existing lighting in the MINI Work shop was Modular 1200 x 600mm florescent T8 fittings. Each fitting had 4 x 36-watt T8 tubes and the units were switch start configuration. This was providing totally inadequate LUX levels for the Work shop environment and left parts of the work shop poorly lit. Furthermore, the lights were frequently failing resulting in higher than necessary maintenance costs.

A specific requirement from the client was to reduce energy consumption but also to improve the LUX levels throughout the Work shop for the staff. Sytner were also very keen to improve their Carbon Foot Print by the reduction of this energy usage.



[caption id="attachment_3394" align="aligncenter" width="600"]MINI WORKSHOP LED UPGRADE Work in progress showing partly complete[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_3395" align="aligncenter" width="600"]MINI WORKSHOP LED UPGRADE Same area with work complete[/caption]



An important client concern was the continued smooth running of a busy MINI Work shop. With its full schedule of services, as well as the launching of the new registration of vehicles in March, the installation work could simply not interrupt any part of the day to day running.

Working closely with our client and listening carefully to their needs, a lighting design was created. A timetable was drawn up for the actual installation to ensure the MINI Work shop's daily activities could continue as normal without interruption from our installation staff.



Take a look at the results below



[caption id="attachment_3396" align="aligncenter" width="600"]MINI WORKSHOP LED UPGRADE Work shop showing partly before completion[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_3397" align="aligncenter" width="600"]MINI WORKSHOP LED UPGRADE Work shop fully completed[/caption]


The scheme involves the use of our  High Lumen output 600x600mm panels with low UGR range in 5000k Natural Daylight White colour.  This was installed on a like for like basis.

The original LUX levels within the Valet Shop was between 380 and 418 depending on where this reading was taken from. Once the installation was complete the average readings throughout the building were 900 LUX. The original running costs for this area based on the electricity costs was just over £2,90.00 pa. With a maintenance cost of around £500.00 pa.

The LED installation reduced these running cost to around £1,200.00 pa. Giving a saving of around £8,600.00 pa. As well as an ROI of just over 3.9 years when installations costs were included.


David Barksby, Financial Controller at Sytner MINI Nottingham comments “The installation was efficiently controlled to ensure we could continue with minimal disruption.  Martin and his team were on hand throughout to address any concerns we had, and was in contact though-out the design, ordering and installation process.  We are immensely pleased with the result”

Interested in doing the same for your business? Then give us a call today or email us.