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12th Dec 2022

Responsible paving and walling manufacturer, Tobermore, has invested £34k into the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting across their sites.

Tobermore is committed to reducing their carbon footprint where possible. By switching from fluorescent/metal halide lighting to LED lighting in each of their 10 factories and quarry, Tobermore has implemented a quick way to reduce their overall CO2 emissions. Retrofitting the exterior and interior lighting at their facilities has also created a much brighter working environment for operatives.

LEDs can use approximately 50% less power when compared to traditional lighting sources. LED technology is a readily available and easily actionable solution to dramatically lower carbon.

With soaring energy prices and global emissions rising at unprecedented levels, companies and households alike are transitioning to energy-efficient LED lighting.  Tobermore leads by example in taking immediate climate action.

According to The Climate Group, lighting accounts for nearly 5% of global CO2 emissions. It has been projected that a global switch to LED lighting could save over 1,400 million tonnes of CO2 and avoid the construction of 1,250 power stations.

David Henderson, Managing Director of Tobermore, commented:

“Sustainability is of the utmost importance at Tobermore. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Rolling out £34k of LED lighting within our production facilities was a no brainer. The energy-efficient lighting will reduce our CO2 emissions while saving money on our energy bills. LED lighting is a win-win for businesses and households alike, I would encourage more people to make the switch.”

“We continue to reduce our Carbon Footprint in the following ways:

  • 100% of electricity produced from our 250kW wind turbine is used during our production process.
  • We have over 1,250 solar panels installed producing 38,950.90 kWhr per annum.
  • We have reduced our production waste to landfill to zero through a process of continual improvement in production efficiency and the 100% recycling of manufacturing residue.
  • 100% of the water used in the production of our products comes from our rainwater harvesting system and our own bore hole.
  • We have invested in more sustainable product packaging. The 100% recyclable polyethylene film contains 30% recycled material. By using recycled material, we have decreased waste and reduced our packaging-related carbon footprint by 20%.”

For more information on Tobermore’s sustainability journey please visit