Frequently Asked Questions
- Installation and post-installation
Why should we consider installing LEDs in our commercial premises?
Because they’re the low hanging fruit.
LEDs save around 75% on energy consumption and energy costs, and are also more durable and long lasting than traditional lighting.
The hurdle which existed to date for many businesses is that good quality LEDs are still very expensive - and these businesses also have better things to invest their money in than a depreciating asset.
UrbanVolt's Light as a Service has solved this hurdle and we now deliver LED upgrades for no capital cost or risk, while also delivering cash savings.
Why solar PV? Does it work in Ireland?
Because solar PV technology has advanced to the point where it is now commercially viable.
Solar panels do not require direct sunlight and are successfully deployed in many countries with similar weather conditions to Ireland.
However, installing solar PV only makes sense after you have reduced your energy consumption via LED lighting and other technology.
What technology do you use?
We manufacture our LED lights and solar PV.
For those selling LEDs or solar PV equipment, it can be more economical for them to source cheaper equipment.
However, because we guarantee to maintain our equipment as part of our service agreement, it is only sustainable to use fully tested and certified technology which will cause no issues for UrbanVolt or our clients.
Is your technology certified and rated independently?
Yes. We can send you hundreds of pages of tech specs and certifications if you wish.
Some companies are offering to retrofit an LED tube into an existing fitting - do you do the same?
No, we only replace the full LED fitting.
Retrofitting florescent tubes with LED tubes may seem cheaper in the short term but it’s not a good idea if you want a long-term, hassle-free solution.
The existing fittings are typically not designed to house LED tubes and they could soon flicker or fail entirely.
By amending the existing fitting, you are also voiding its warranty.
Can I see an existing installation or talk to some of your clients?
Yes, we have LED installations around the country and a viewing or reference call can be organised.
You can also hear from our Light as a Service clients on our YouTube channel here.
As for SOLaaS, our first installations with our existing clients are beginning in 2018.