A company in the area is creating new jobs with £5million worth of projects to help public services and businesses reduce their lighting bills.
Novalux LED, in Dunnington, provides eco-friendly lighting systems which it claims can reduce lighting bills by up to 90%.
The newly launched firm’s service is already attracting strong interest from medical centres, schools and office owners.
Novalux LED has won financial backing from the European Union’s Business Enterprise Fund and the Whyte Knight Fund delivered through Business Support York and North Yorkshire.
It is the brainchild of businessmen David Emslie and Nigel Codman who believe their systems will provide a massive boost to the public and private sector.
Mr Emslie said: “We are convinced our service using a new generation of LED lighting will transform the financial well being of public services and businesses.
“The huge savings that our systems can achieve will allow schools and the NHS to spend more money on students and patient care while also creating savings for businesses to invest in growth and job creation.
“Traditional fluorescent lighting is extremely inefficient and ineffective. Our new LED systems pay for themselves in a relatively short space of time and then continue to produce savings for many years to come. They are also environmentally friendly, provide a better quality light and are virtually maintenance free.”
The business is creating seven jobs initially with more to follow as the business expands.
“Initially, we are launching the service in Yorkshire with a view to expanding nationwide,” said Mr Emslie.