Our “rogues gallery” of unsafe lighting installations we’ve come across grows by the month, but it’s a serious business. Unsafe lighting installations cost time and money and even sometimes lives. Check out these common errors and mistakes, and get in touch if you’re concerned at all about your works.
10 POINTS: Lights that go bust
We spot this one time and time again but it’s no laughing matter. Thousands are wasted on lights (often unfortunately imported) that completely fail after just 12 months. The only solution is to purchase properly made lighting solutions backed up by 5 or 10 year guarantees.
Next mistake > (1 of 4)
20 POINTS: Poor fittings
There are plenty of examples of this but here’s two. In the first, a continental metro with an incredibly dangerous lighting setup after their strip light fell loose. The wire connecting the two could be live and therefore lethal. Would you want your children walking past this?
Next mistake > (2 of 4)
30 POINTS: Simple, wrong light!
These lights may not be lethal but they’re still the wrong light (or angled incorrectly). Different applications demand different ratings, shapes, fittings and colours. This UK night scene shows road lighting which lights everything except… the road. Next to it, a warehouse with an unusually placed floodlight. Potentially a great light, but not much use facing the opposite wall! Money wasted.
Contact us to find out which lights you need and where.
Next mistake > (3 of 4)
50 POINTS: getting better
This rarer breed of warehouse, an installation that ends happily (of course) after we get to work on it but still shows the scars of a past life. Can you spot the two previous, imported LED lights not yet swapped out by our expert engineers? They are advertised at the same wattage but not exactly flooding the room with light…
You get what you pay for, bright, robust lights, well chosen and fitted by the experts.
What have you spotted that you’d like to bring to the attention of our lighting moguls? Get in touch and we might even feature your submission here…
If you’re worried about your installation speak to our experts straight away.