Sainsbury’s promises 100% LED lighting by 2020


Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has become the first supermarket in Great Britain to make a commitment to switch to 100% LED lighting by the year 2020.

Sainsbury’s has partnered with Current, powered by GE, to install approximately 250,000 LED lighting in more than 450 of its stores by 2020. The switch is expected to cut Sainsbury’s energy consumption by 58%, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4% annually.

Sainsbury’s has a commitment to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 30% by 2020 compared with 2005 baseline levels, and to date, it has cut absolute carbon emissions by more than 20%.

In 2016, Marks and Spencer made a similar promise – to fit out its entire UK estate with LED lighting by 2025, but Sainsbury’s has guaranteed to finish its project 5 years prior to this, making it a race to become fully LED ready!

UK businesses have been advised to create plans aimed at reducing their carbon footprint after research found that organizations involved in the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme emitted more than 41 million tons of carbon dioxide during the 2015/16 compliance year.

Many businesses are already reaping the benefits of using LED panels to light their offices and retail spaces, saving money and helping the environment at the same time.