UK broadband and cable TV provider Virgin Media has cut the energy used for lighting at a technical centre by 99 per cent using a combination of LEDs, power line communications and cloud-based management, claims the supplier.
The Irish lighting-as-a-service pioneer UrbanVolt is to start supplying solar panels on a monthly-fee basis.
The absence of adequate lighting in part of a chemical plant was a factor in a worker receiving ‘life changing’ sulphuric acid burns.
The prominent Scottish bottled water supplier has recently implemented high-efficiency, long-life Tamlite LED EXPO products at its warehouse in Blackford, Perthshire.
Light costs money and the more light you want, the more money it is going to cost. This simple statement has driven lighting specification since Edison was a lad and it doesn’t matter that we’re entering a whole new phase of energy efficiency; light still costs money. So when a company needs at least 1000 lux of good quality light for it to do its work effectively, the issue of system cost looms large in the decision-making process.
The last frontier of the LED revolution has been high-power applications such as high-mast area lighting, where fixtures with massive lumen packages are required. It now looks like that last frontier is being well and truly conquered, as organisations switch from discharge technologies. A good example is Heathrow Airport in London, one of the busiest airports in the world. The apron lighting has now been upgraded fom high-pressure sodium to LED.
The Value Proposition is a series that takes a look at the continuing developments in lighting technology, for all those seeking to improve the efficiency and performance of their projects.
When it comes to lighting a warehouse, low energy schemes are always key. This can be achieved through different means such as installing control systems and by utilizing daylight. Here are ten inspirational lighting designs for warehouses that put limiting energy consumption at their centre.
We bench test and rate the latest products from the major brands. Report by Lux technical editor Alan Tulla.
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