McDonald’s goes LED
19th February 2013
One of the largest independent McDonald’s franchise groups in the UK includes 10 restaurants across Derbyshire. Staffordshire and Cheshire, which Together turn over about £24 million a year.
As part of the group’s energy-efficiency plans, lighting in the kitchen of the Markeaton Park branch in Derbyshire has been upgraded with LED sources.
The kitchen has 19 light fittings. Before the refit, each had two five-foot 58W fluorescent tubes and ballasts that together drew 125W. The tubes were replaced by five-foot 22W tubes from NET LED Lighting, two in each fitting, cutting energy consumption by about 65 per cent. An extra 32 LED tubes from NET LED are used in other parts of the restaurant, including the store room, cold room, corridors and office.
Eddie Leligdowicz, owner of the franchise group, says: “The light quality in the kitchen is much better. The NET LED tubes give a blighter, crisper light, which the employees prefer to work under, The payback is less than two years and with electricity price increases it was prudent to install the LED tubes now.”