Things To Consider
Be sure you are dealing with a reputable company that is established in the marketplace. Is the business just a supplier or does it provide end-to- end project management? Check structure, shareholding and capitalisation. Make an assessment of the long term viability of your supplier.
Seek evidence of the experience of the company you are dealing with and its people. Case studies, time in business and the background and experience of the people you deal with can give you great confidence in their advice and solutions.
There are a number of Australian standards such as AS1680 that apply to individual lighting products and the environment in which they are to operate. Most lighting products must comply with very strict requirements for electrical safety and electromagnetic emissions. It is mandatory that they carry labelling to show that they comply, such as a RCM mark, approval number or C Tick. Installing non-approved product can be dangerous and carry significant business risks. Make sure that whatever energy-efficient lighting solution you are considering meets relevant standards. Remember, reducing energy consumption should not come at the cost of unacceptable light levels.
Some lamp manufacturers have restrictive warranties. Some cannot even produce a warranty document. If a very long warranty is offered check that the products have test reports that give evidence of “life” longer than the warranty. If not the warranty claim is simply a marketing offer. Be sure that you have a warranty on your lamps that will be honoured and that the fine print will not leave you without warranty cover.
Disposal of old fittings
Once your energy-efficiency project is completed, how will you “safely” dispose of old fittings and lamps? There are strict rules around the disposal of fluorescent tubes. We can organise secure removal of your old Mercury Filled Lighting with recycling certificates.