BENSONS FOR BEDS
About the Client
Bensons have over 250 stores within the UK and have just been voted multiple bed retailer of the year for 2012.
Bensons for Beds is Britain’s largest bed retailer. They specialise not only in beds, but mattresses and other bedroom furniture.
Bensons were originally founded as a general store in 1950, Bensons began to focus on beds in 1972 with the opening of the first dedicated Bensons for Beds store.
Bensons for Beds are now wholly owned by the Steinhoff group. Steinhoff is one of the top five furniture groups across the Europe and Australasia areas, and the largest in Africa.
Greenlite Lighting Solutions were given the task of providing an optimised lighting solution for Bensons for Beds. The objective was to reduce the power consumption of the lighting within shops, without comprimising light levels over the furniture showrooms within the stores. The solution involved replacing the existing lighting with a more energy efficient LED solution. This reduced the electricity consumption attributed to in-store lighting by over 70%, while maintaining acceptable light levels and colour rendition in the showroom areas.
This lighting solution is now being implemented across numerous branches following the success of the refit. As an added bonus the LED lighting technology used in the project has enabled Greenlite Lighting Solutions to invoke an extension on their usual 3 year comprehensive maintenance guarantee to 5 years. The reduced power costs and maintenance guarantee has saved a typical store over £21,000 over the 5 year warranty period.