The lighting in these offices will make you jealous.
The education market is ripe for automated energy saving in the lighting realm, and your budget-boosting benefits can be achieved in classrooms, corridors, stores and staff rooms surprisingly simply.
Lux's lighting economist Dave Tilley considers what would happen if workplaces, doctor's surgeries and classrooms up and down the UK embraced low-energy lighting.
Channel has launched a trio of 4000K white LED IP20-rated downlights in 12W (970 lm), 20W (1,600 lm) and 30W (2,500 lm) versions. They are suited for commercial areas such as hotels and restaurants, galleries and office spaces. Pinto downlights are a direct replacement for CFL 18W and 26W PL downlights, and are an eco-friendly luminaire option. Users benefit from substantial energy savings. Installation is simple with a quick-fit clip system and peace of mind can be further assured with an extended product warranty that can be procured online.
The slim body of the freestanding Linetik LED luminaire has a cross-section of 24 x 24mm and a compact base. The optical system delivers light where it is needed without glare. The reflector for the direct light output delivers uniform illumination over the workplace. An extrusion lens handles the indirect output, spreading light over a wide ceiling area. Direct and indirect lighting elements can be individually controlled, and a motion sensor turns the luminaire off when workers are absent.
Luxonic’s Alterlux LED surface luminaires have a range of outputs. The fitting can integrate with the ceiling because it is only 90mm deep and has a simple design. There are square light fittings in two sizes and a linear option, all with a high transmissive acrylic satin lens. A recessed version is also available to fit in shallow recesses, thanks to the product’s remote driver. Efficacy is up to 109 luminaire lumens per circuit watt.
Zumtobel’s Sequence luminaire has a modular design that makes it possible for lighting to be personalised and controlled. It’s flexible enough to deal with workplaces that have different lighting requirements at different times. Sequence incorporates direct light from LEDs, and incorporates others behind an opal diffuser. Each linear luminaire contains either 8 or 14 modular sections with optics chosen to put the light where it’s needed. The modules are divided into groups with separate Dali addresses, so different parts of the luminaire can be dimmed independently.
Tamlite Lighting is targeting industrial and retail applications with its Micro LED batten. It has the same glare-free light quality as a fluorescent batten, but with the efficiency advantages of LEDs. The product uses Philips Fortimo LED Line LED modules and efficiency exceeds 90 lm/W. Precise optical control of light distribution minimises glare. Bespoke optics create narrow (35-degree) and wide (80-degree) beams. The product emits a cool-white light (4000K).
Lux meets Alan Mitchell, principal engineer at the University of Southampton, to hear about how he's revolutionising the university's lighting.