The Irish lighting-as-a-service pioneer UrbanVolt is to start supplying solar panels on a monthly-fee basis.
A German metals company has become one of the first firms in the industrial sector to pay for the replacement of its lighting with LEDs with a monthly fee in a so-called ‘lighting as a service’ contract.
Mushroom farms are one of the most hostile applications for lighting equipment. With temperatures of up to 60C, humidity of between 95 and 100 per cent and regular hosing with water, it’s one punishing place to put a light fitting.
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.
Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.
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.
Efficient LED sources are changing the way that we see high-bay lighting in warehouses and distribution centres, but there are some important factors that can't be ignored.
Lux's technical editor Alan Tulla looks at three ways to approach lighting warehouses and logistics centres
A combination of T5 fluorescent and controls has delivered a saving of 60 per cent in energy over the existing low-pressure sodium lighting installation at a warehouse in the UK.