Lighting as a service
Lighting accounts for a considerable share of properties’ electricity consumption, and energy production is a source of greenhouse gas emissions. The manufacture of light fittings also produces emissions and hazardous waste. Companies rarely have the in-house expertise needed to maintain lighting systems or replace them with more efficient solutions.
Solution: lighting as a service
Lem-Kem helps companies streamline their lighting systems by offering lighting as a service. The service includes the mapping of the condition and energy consumption of all light fittings and the selection of new lighting systems based on the customer’s needs. Customers can pay for the service from savings without having to invest large sums up front. Electricity and bulb consumption can be reduced significantly with long-life, energy-efficient solutions identified by Lem-Kem. At the end of the contract period, the customer can purchase the lighting system at one per cent of the total price of the investment. Lem-Kem can also incorporate solar panels into the solution.
Revenue logic and benefits to Lem-Kem
The implementation of the lighting service is partially facilitated by banks which fund the investment on the customer’s behalf. The investment is paid back by savings brought about by reduced energy consumption. Lem-Kem offers installation, funding and a warranty. The lighting service already accounts for approximately 40 per cent of Lem-Kem’s sales.
Benefits to customers and end users
Service users can cover the investment cost with energy savings without investing large sums in the new lighting system up front. The quality of lighting is improved, and unnecessary energy consumption can be reduced thanks to smart lighting controls. Electricity bills and carbon footprints are reduced.
Lem-Kem in a nutshell
Main business: wholesale of electrical equipment
Net sales: €1-50 million
Launch of circular economy solution: the energy team was set up in 2014
Share of the circular economy solution of the total business: 30-40%