• Taking control of wasted energy

    By BSEE on April 4, 2011
    As many building operators look at upgrading their lighting to reduce energy consumption it’s important not to forget the controls. Stewart Langdown of Tridonic considers the key factors and calls for greater convergence of building services control networks. For a variety of reasons, many building operators are looking for quick win energy saving solutions that require minimal capital investment but […]
  • Taking control of wasted energy

    By BSEE on March 29, 2011
    For a variety of reasons, many building operators are looking for quick win energy saving solutions that require minimal capital investment but deliver a reduction in energy consumption within a short space of time and with a fast payback. Upgrading the lighting, either by retrofitting new light sources to existing fittings or by replacing fittings, is an obvious thing to […]
  • Putting safety first

    By BSEE on March 4, 2011
    Energy efficiency continues to be at the top of the agenda and with lighting alone accounting for around 20% of the total amount of electricity used in the UK this is a good place to start making savings. Mervyn Carter of Paviom UK explains why choosing the right fire rated downlights can really make a difference. Whether you are involved […]
  • The changing face of WEEE

    By BSEE on March 4, 2011
    The WEEE regulations continue to evolve and broaden their scope to encompass more products. Ernest Magog of Lumicom explains the latest additions and flags up some key pointers for successful waste management. There’s no doubt that the building services industry has had to contend with more than a few new regulations and guidelines in the last few years, ranging from […]
  • The art of efficient lighting

    By BSEE on January 12, 2011
    Have you ever taken a step back to consider what you want your lighting scheme to achieve? Do you want it to create the perfect lighting conditions? Do you want it to motivate people? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions then it is time to change the way you think about light and start using the best possible products […]
  • Technology provides significant benefits

    By BSEE on November 5, 2010
    Bernard Pratley, Technical Manager at ICEL, the emergency lighting arm of the Lighting Industry Federation (LIF), reports on the latest emergency lighting technologies that bring significant safety, cost and maintenance benefits. If an emergency occurs in a building, especially if that emergency is a fire, it is essential to make it as easy as possible for people inside to exit […]
  • RS launches Low Cost Lighting initiative

    By BSEE on October 12, 2010
    RS Components (RS) launches its new low-cost lighting initiative with the introduction of a further 250 lines to add to its existing 1,200. The new range of 1,450 lines will meet all customers’ lighting requirements while the restructured pricing will allow RS to easily compete with wholesalers. Overall, RS now has the range, prices and support services to be viewed […]
  • Taking control of HID lighting

    By BSEE on October 4, 2010
    Faced with the need to reduce energy consumption wherever possible, schools can take advantage of new technologies to dim HID lighting. David Barnwell of Holophane explores the benefits Cancellation of so many new build and refurbishment projects planned under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative has left many schools needing to reduce energy consumption, but unable to achieve […]
  • Making light work of waste

    By BSEE on September 1, 2010
    Effective waste management is now an integral part of refurbishment, refit and maintenance contracts; an area where building services engineers play a key role. Ernest Magog of Lumicom explains how to make light work of end-of-life lighting products With sustainability high on the agenda for virtually all companies and public sector organisations, waste management is a vital element in reducing […]
  • Bright idea for industrial lighting

    By BSEE on July 19, 2010
    When it comes to specifying the lighting systems for commercial buildings, flexibility and speed of installation, reconfiguration and customisation is just as important as low running costs and energy efficiency. One of the symptoms of the recession seems to be that, when a construction or refurbishment project does get the go ahead, installation needs to be carried out on a […]