20 years of innovation in LED lighting
Kew Lighting and Electrical
The lighting industry has witnessed some dramatic changes over the past decade or two, and the public appetite for more efficient lighting and greater sustainability has never been more in the spotlight.
The rise in popularity amongst consumers of LED lighting is directly related to the exponential improvement in its efficiency. Energy-efficient LED products no longer take an age to ‘warm up’ and the levels of brightness are now more than a match for their traditional equivalents.
Over the past 20 years from our head office and showroom base in New Malden we have seen our business increasingly place sustainability at the heart of our operations.
Our wealth of experience in the lighting and electrical industry has enabled us to offer our loyal customer base LED technology which we passionately believe to be more flexible, cost effective and energy efficient than ever before.
We now supply future-proofed lighting products to homeowners, electrical contractors, retailers, property owners and developers, architects, specifiers, facilities managers and designers amongst many, safe in the knowledge that 95% of new business is achieved as a result of recommendation. No better way.
Over the past five years, the company has also moved from simply operating as a wholesaler supplying equipment and accessories, to a much wider brief, providing a range of services, taking in everything from system design to installation. More of which you can read about in the pages of this website.
- CEILING DOWNLIGHTS
- FIRE-RATED DOWNLIGHTS
- LED Lighting
- SUSPENDED LINEAR FITTINGS
- FLOOR AND TABLE LAMPS
- PANEL LIGHTS
- OUTDOOR FITTINGS
Next generation LED lighting solutions
Future-proofing, innovating and providing sustainable solutions
Much has changed, over the past twenty years since the company began trading. The internet was in its infancy and the majority of lighting products were ‘conventional’. The big thing at the time was halogen lighting but it soon became clear to us that LED lighting was the way ahead.
The problem with the drive for sustainability in those early days is that it was associated with low energy lighting, and at the time the light quality was poor. It took a minute to get up to full strength (which could feel like an age), and the range of colours was very limited.
Today, lighting products have changed dramatically for the better and we are finding that a lot of people come into the store already fully aware of the benefits of LED and do not need much convincing.
Many clients are still 'in the dark' about the recent innovations in lighting and the efficacy of our newer ranges, but we always take the trouble to assure them that they could recoup the cost of their investment inside 12 months. That normally sells them on the idea!
Thanks to the popularity of LED, we took the decision to expand the business to offer a full range of services which includes working in a subcontractor capacity for building developers and property owners. The potential cost saving we can offer them has proved to be a big attraction for our commercial clients.
We recently began working for a company which owns three warehouses in Maidstone. They followed our advice and agreed to remove all their existing lighting and to replace it with LED. It is going to cost them around £20,000 but they will recoup that expenditure in 18 months and it will halve their running costs.