Lighting as a Service (LaaS)
What would the benefits be of buying lighting, not lights? Servitisation has been championed by Rolls Royce and Ellen MacArthur Foundation alike; EGG explains how it works and why it’s got everyone so excited.
Why LaaS is the future of facilities lighting, and why you should care.
EGG lighting have 3 key aims: save money, reduce carbon, futureproof your tech. We work hard to make these goals a reality for every one of our customers.
Lighting as a Service (LaaS) is often cited as one of the top solutions in the circular economy. Its opposite, the traditional take – make – dispose model, isn’t only bad for the environment, it’s bad for our customer’s bottom line. We use remanufacture to save embodied carbon and help organisations reach their net zero targets. LaaS is then the service that supports the lasting environmental and financial benefits of remanufacture. But there’s a lot more to it than that, so let’s get into it.
Unfortunately, LaaS is not a regulated term, so you may see different definitions out there. EGG Lighting subscribes to the definition provided by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It defines LaaS as “a concept where users pay for the light that hits their desk, rather than the physical luminaire installed in the ceiling”.
The defining feature of a service is provision over ownership. To use some classic examples, in netflix’s model you do not own a film; you get the ability to access thousands of films on demand. Or xerox does not sell you a printer; it provides you with the ability to copy and print documents.
Lighting as a Service follows this trend. EGG Lighting retains the ownership of your luminaires, so that you aren’t paying for the lights installed in your ceiling, you pay for the light that hits your desk.
That means that EGG Lighting bears the total cost of ownership. This shifts our incentive to focus on quality; longevity, reliability and reusability. When consumers subscribe through this model, performance trumps volume and durability tops disposability. LaaS means companies can have an opportunity to build new relationships with consumers.
Where does LaaS fit in with EGG's other services?
Every organisation has different needs. We help public, private, large and small organisations quickly and easily access reliable energy efficiency savings. The options below let us cater to how you like to do business.
Do you just want to buy more efficient lighting? No problem. We can provide the right lights, at the right price, and provide a seamless service from site survey to install. EGG Lighting has hundreds of happy customers under this model, and can typically provide the full project with a RoI period under 2 years.
Products & Service
What are the benefits of EGG's Products and Services?
SITE SURVEY: When you’re just starting your project you want to know what’s right for your facility, the timeline involved and the costs involved. The first step is EGG will send someone, completely free of charge and obligation, to look at your facility, find out what the job entails, and talk you through your options.
LIGHTING & SENSOR SUPPLY: We have a range of new luminaires and sensors to choose from, to suit the needs of every project. And we can deliver them straight to your door, whether you want to use our electrical install team or not.
LIGHTING DESIGN: How do you know which lights are right for you? We use the latest professional industry lighting design software and follow CIBSE lighting standards. This is a must-have if you have any concerns about light levels affecting forklift safety in warehouse aisles, or high glare affecting your staff wellbeing (the NHS estimates the UK economy looses 86m workdays per year due to migraines caused by glare).
RETURN ON INVESTMENT: The great thing about LED technology is that it’s constantly improving. Whether you have 20 year old fluorescent tubes, or 5 year old LED’s installed, we can save you money. And we’ll put a calculation together for you to show how long it will take for your energy savings to pay back the cost of your new lighting; from the lights themselves through to installation. This is typically less than 2 years. An RoI gives you all the information you need to make the best decision for your organisation, and potentially save hundreds of thousands of pounds on your electricity bills. Easy.
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION: We have a team of fully qualified electricians. They are highly experienced in lighting and sensor applications, plus civil work (such as digging foundations for lampposts / bollards) and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
They have worked in a variety of demanding environments. From working at height indoors and outdoors, to putting scaffolding up on spring floors in a gymnasium, to industrial freezers (while they were turned on), and working around the schedule of Scottish Prison Service in order to carry out work in difference sections without disturbing the routine of the inhabitants.
We’ll sure they can handle anything you could throw at them, and we put a heavy emphasis on leaving the place clean and tidy, so you can enjoy your improved site straight away.
While other companies may claim to offer Light as a Service, most are in fact offering normal lights on a normal finance agreement. With EGG Lighting’s Light as a Service model, you get an industry leading remanufacture service, and off balance finance. There is zero financial risk, as we make the capital investment into the upgrade and LaaS is cash generative from day one.
Be the first one in your organisation to notice the tide towards servitisation, and make the smart choice today. Your accountant will thank you for it.
Whether you want to know more about LaaS, remanufacture, or our commercial lighting services, the next step is a conversation. Speak to us about the options that best suit your organisation on 0141 416 2624 or email email@example.com .
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