Lighting

  • Taking control means taking full advantage of technology

    By Debbie Eales on December 8, 2014
    When it comes to upgrading lighting for improved energy efficiency, the light sources – and particularly LEDs – are often the ‘headline act’. However, specifiers should also be extolling the benefits of enhanced control to their clients, says Alec Fielding of Tridonic Over the last few years the latest generation of LED light sources and advanced drivers have made a […]
  • Top marks for Delmatic’s system at the University of Greenwich

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    Delmatic is supplying a comprehensive DALI lighting management system for the University of Greenwich’s new School of Architecture, Design & Construction. The system enables individual addressing, switching, dimming and monitoring of DALI luminaires, in conjunction with presence-related and daylight-linked control of lighting groups from DALI presence detectors and multisensors. The 16,500sq m Stockwell Street development comprises two linked buildings arranged […]
  • Effective control is a long term partnership

    By BSEE on February 26, 2014
    Cost effective lighting control is one of the key ways to achieve energy savings in any commercial building but as James Hart Sales Director of CP Northern Ltd explains; lighting control should not be viewed as a fit and forget solution. The basic principle of good lighting in a commercial building is fairly straightforward because regardless of the size or […]
  • Navigating the LED minefield

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    Specifying exterior lighting using LED light sources requires a different approach to that traditionally used for HID lanterns. Terry Dean of DW Windsor steers a course through the potential minefield of LED specification.   During the last couple of years the advances that have been made in LED lighting technology have opened some very exciting opportunities for using this efficient […]
  • New technology shakes up indoor lighting control

    By BSEE on January 15, 2014
    It’s not often that a truly new and innovative idea comes along but Harvard Engineering believe that they have something completely fresh to offer which might just shake up the indoor lighting control market for ever, making energy savings and carbon reductions more attainable. Andy Davies, Business Development Manager for indoor controls at Harvard, explains. The decision to install lighting […]
  • Stylish design meets energy efficiency

    By BSEE on October 30, 2013
    High pressure sodium discharge lamps have been the default choice in street lighting for a number of years but with the introduction of LEDs this is rapidly changing. Alan Grant, Design and Development Director at DW Windsor Lighting explains why it is now possible to incorporate stylish design with exceptional energy efficiency and good colour rendering. If you look as […]
  • Identify, maintain and review

    By BSEE on October 30, 2013
    We are all getting better at identifying energy savings and while this is a good start it simply is not enough in the longer term because saving energy should be a continuous process of identifying, maintaining and reviewing as James Hart of CP Northern explains. Energy Performance Certificates are just one of the drivers for achieving energy efficiency, but ultimately […]
  • Good lighting design is a balancing act

    By BSEE on September 27, 2013
    Planning a lighting installation in a commercial building is a complex task and although for many the primary concern is energy efficiency you must also ensure that the correct type of lighting is specified for each different area of the building. Stewart Langdown of Wila lighting explains why the specification process must therefore take into account visual comfort, ambience, direction […]
  • LEDs and their drivers light the way

    By BSEE on August 13, 2013
    LEDs are one of the world’s most rapidly developing technologies, with the potential to dramatically cut energy bills and carbon emissions. Russell Fletcher, Sales and Marketing Director at Harvard Engineering explains how, if they are used with the correct LED driver, they also offer increasingly sophisticated lighting schemes to enhance retail, leisure, and commercial spaces. Lighting currently accounts for one […]
  • Taking LEDs to the max

    By BSEE on August 6, 2013
    As well as offering improved energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs, LED lighting opens the doors to a number of opportunities for improving the quality of lighting. Neil Parrott, Design Manager with Riegens, explains. LED light sources are certainly getting a lot of exposure at the moment, much of it focusing on their energy saving potential, as well as the […]