Over the last few years the popularity of LED lighting has increased noticeably and when you explore the benefits of LED it’s easy to see why.
In our latest article, the experts at AGM Services provide a detailed guide on the benefits of LED lighting, and some comments from experts within the sector on why it is becoming such a popular choice.
The advantages of AGMs retrofit service
- Easy to retrofit
With AGMs retrofit LED service, you can have the benefit of LEDs without the hassle. AGM can retrofit LED lighting to most makes and models of spraybooths, with the process taking as little as 4 hours.
- Energy saving
Over 60% cost saving due to energy efficiency when compared to equivalent fluorescent lighting. Lower energy consumption allows for shorter payback periods, making it ultimately more cost effective to upgrade.
- Long lasting
LED lighting lasts longer than standard fluorescent lighting, meaning no costs to change bulbs and ballasts. AGM offer a 5 year warranty on parts for new LED instalments.
- Consistent lighting levels
Many motor manufacturers have a requirement for consistent lighting levels in the spray booth prior to issuing their approvals. By upgrading to LED lighting these consistent levels can easily be achieved. AGM guarantee light levels will remain within 20% of their original LUX levels for 10 years.
- Increased LUX levels
LED lighting increases the LUX levels within the spraybooth based on the same number of fittings. Depending on customer requirements AGMs LED lighting can output between 1000 and 1,500 LUX.
- Instant luminosity
With LED lighting there is no need to wait a few seconds for the tubes to warm up. LED lighting illuminates at full luminosity instantly without the flickering or buzz you might expect from fluorescent lighting.
- Waste Disposal
LED lighting contains no mercury allowing for non-hazardous waste disposal. If broken or damaged, fluorescent tubes can be harmful to both the environment and to humans and are therefore required to be disposed of as hazardous waste.
What the experts have to say on LED lighting
Wesley Young, Sales Director, AGM Services commented
“There are many benefits of upgrading to LED lighting, it’s always a quick win when it comes to energy saving technology. As well as the obvious costs savings the increase in Lux level (brightness) is substantial. The benefits are noticeable straight away, the increase in brightness enables a more even paint coverage, so the final finish is considerably improved. Work can be carried out in conjunction with your usual service and as always 2 AGM engineers will be on site at any time, making sure that the down time and disruption is minimal.”
Dave Cottrell, Managing Director, KC Autos commented
“As part of our manufacturers approval for Mercedes Benz we were required to improve the lighting in one of our spray booths. We opted for AGM’s tailored LED lighting solution in order to ensure consistent LUX levels for the life of the equipment. Paul the engineer who fitted them took readings before and after the installation – the LUX values had almost trebled.”
Andy Sankey, Managing Director at Fix Auto Wigan commented:
“Having used AGM Services for over 10 years they were the natural choice when it came to the LED upgrade. The installation was extremely quick with minimal downtime for the spray booth. The new lights are amazing, with a 2800 lux average they’ve made such a difference for the team. I’d definitely recommend AGM Services.”
AGMs LED lighting is specifically designed for use in spraybooths, paint mix rooms and preparation areas and can be retrofitted into most makes and models of spraybooth. It uses a fraction of the energy of conventional spray booth lighting so you can expect to see energy savings of up to 60%. The spraybooth is flooded with a sustained level of lighting which emulates natural daylight, providing a clean, bright and shadow free environment for an accurate colour rendition. The long life span and low maintenance costs make them a must for body-shops looking at long-term operating costs.
Contact AGM Today
AGM Services can retrofit and upgrade spray booth equipment to ensure your body shop is running to maximum efficiency.
For more information or advice on how your spray booth can be more efficient speak to your local spraybooth service engineer or contact the experienced AGM team on 01706 363 585.
Or if you can’t speak to our experts over the phone right now, you can also provide us with a few quick details and leave us a message online.