Harveys Furniture



About the Client

Harvey’s are the largest furniture specialist in the UK; they have over 150 stores nationwide which are supported by a quality infrastructure working from proven systems.

Harvey’s is now wholly owned by the Steinhoff group which was founded in 1964 by Bruno Steinhoff in Westerstede, Germany. Steinhoff is now one of the top five furniture groups in Europe and Australasia, and the largest in Africa. Steinhoff manufactures, warehouses, retails and distributes a wide range of household goods as well as raw materials used primarily in manufacturing these household goods.

Steinhoff own more than 70 factories spanning the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand. Employing over 50 000 staff globally, Steinhoff are a major player in the global furniture economy.

The LED retail lighting project

North West-based Greenlite Lighting Solutions were tasked to provide a retail lighting solution to reduce the amount of lighting load but improve the appearance of the lighting over the furniture scenes within the Harvey’s Furniture stores. An LED solution was provided which reduced the lighting load in these areas by over 70% maintaining an acceptable lux level and colour rendition, this programme of lighting is being rolled out across the Harvey’s stores on refits and upgrades.

Additionally, the LED retail lighting technology has enabled Greenlite Lighting Solutions to extend their usual 3 year comprehensive maintenance guarantee to 5 years, overall the reduced load and maintenance guarantee saved an average Harvey’s store over £21,000 over the 5 yr life cycle.

Following the implementation of the new LED retail lighting concept, some stores have enjoyed a 264% increase in sales, proving that energy efficiency does not need to be dull.

The savings

The savings per store will work out at an average of £4,200 per store.

When the full implementation is complete in all 150 stores, the annual energy saving will be approximately £630,000.

On a 5 year life cycle, this will be a potential energy saving of over £3.1M.