Energy Efficient Lighting
The replacement of existing, aging light fittings with more modern alternatives provide the following benefits:
1) Lower energy consumption, resulting in reduced running costs
2) Extended lamp/fitting life, resulting in reduced maintenance costs.
Possible solutions include the installation of Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or T5 Linear fluorescent lamps (LFLs) which can use 75 to 80 percent less electricity than equivalent traditional lamps while being faster to light up and emitting good quality light. Alternatively, LEDs can offer an even longer lasting, lower wattage solution.
Lighting controls provide even further energy savings through the use of time clocks, occupancy sensors, daylight sensors and dimming controls to ensure lighting is only energised when required.
One example is the Bedford College re-lamping project, where over the 2010 Christmas break Lockcraft Electrical completely replaced their entire fluorescent lighting inventory with T5 fluorescent tubes, saving them nearly 50% of their electrical lighting consumption, with a project payback of under 4 years.
Warehouse and workshop lighting re-fits have produced bothÂ