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Client: Teagasc Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Completion date: December 2023
HF divisions involved: Electrical

Brief project description: Teagasc is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry in rural communities across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The College required the installation of new LED lighting for the College and agricultural sheds but needed it completed to a tight deadline.  Working to a strict 8 week turn around WHILE the college was fully operational (with both college students and livestock), our electricians managed to install an impressive two thousand, seven hundred new LED lights across the campus.  The LED lighting upgrade work replaced the colleges previous light fittings which were both inefficient and costly to replace.

The LED upgrade works required our electricians to be working at height via MEWP’S and Scaffolding. While the timescale was tight given the scale of the job, we completed all the electrical work on time and on budget.

The Benefits of LED Lighting

There are many advantages for commercial and industrial businesses when upgrading to LED lighting from inefficient halogen and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) including:

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency in lighting are looked at in two ways.  Luminous efficacy and useful lumens.  A business upgrading to LED lighting can result in 65% or more improvement in energy efficiency.  If you are currently using outdated and energy inefficient lighting, this energy saving can be greater.

Long Life

A traditional light bulbs filament will weaken over time which causes the bulb to burn out – LEDs don’t burn out.  An LED’s bulb produces low heat levels, is durable and energy efficient, outlasting other light bulb types by thousands of hours.

Increased Brightness and Intensity

Because LED lighting is capable of emitting such a high level of brightness, it can offer increase lighting power over halogen. This means that not only does it require less power to turn on an LED light, you actually need less LED lights to achieve the same room lighting. Which can save you even more in running costs.

Reduced heat output

LED lights are able to operate at a significantly lower temperature and what little heat they do give off is actually dissipated in a special heat sink.


LED lighting is a far more reliable lighting option. They can operate in colder temperatures and are more durable to impact and vibrations because they have no filament or fragile parts.

Increased colour rendering

LED lighting has a strong Colour Rendering Index (CRI) (a measurement of lights ability to reveal the colours of objects) compared to natural light from the sun.  LED lighting with a high CRI makes them an ideal solution for night time security lighting where they can illuminate more objects in a surrounding area thanks to a higher CRI.

Design Flexibility

LED lighting can be bunched into a unit to replace larger bulbs or be arranged in isolation on smaller devices.  They can be strung out in a sequence and come in a wide range of colours.  LEDs are available in a wide range of Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) values ranging from Cool to warm, yellow, white light and so much more.

Instant results

While CFLs take a few moments to warm up and an incandescent bulb works by heating a filament to a temperature that produces light, LEDs are instantaneous and operate at full brightness the moment you flip the switch.

A Company Well Connected

At HF, we are NICEIC and Select Approved Electrical Contractors providing Manned electrical 24 hour Call-out Service nationwide and are the first choice for some of the country’s leading businesses when it comes to electrical services.

From Electrical Installations to Planned Maintenance Contracts, quality service and peace of mind are the principles on which the Fulton family founded the company as electrical contractors all those years ago, and it’s just as important today.

With branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen, we can work in:

If you would like to know more about our range of services from electrical to fire & security, please contact us today.

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