In addition to maximising the amount of natural light reaching a space, there are a range of options for making artificial lighting systems more efficient.
A trend in recent years has been to distinguish between ambient lighting and task lighting. Where once 100 per cent of lighting would have been provided by ceiling-level lights, many buildings are now opting for designs where ceiling-level or ambient lighting only provides 30 per cent of the light needed for a space. The remainder is provided by task lighting (such as desk lamps) which is positioned much closer to workers and can be turned on and off as required.
Energy efficient alternatives now exist for most forms of artificial lighting.
T5 light fluorescent tubes are smaller and more efficient than standard (T8) tubes, and have been used in many commercial buildings. Compact fluorescent bulbs can replace standard incandescent bulbs.
LED is the most efficient lighting technology and is now the product of choice for many clients, energy consumption reductions are generally in excess of 50% and the cost of luminaires are now reaching parity. LEDs are maintenance free and last much longer than traditional light sources; they can maintain light levels for 100,000 hours and longer in most cases.
Control systems also play a major part in lighting energy efficiency. Energy is wasted every time someone forgets to manually turn off a light. Automated systems which connect lights to motion and daylight sensors can negate this problem. The sensors can dim or switch off the lights when there is enough daylight entering the space, or when motion detectors don’t register any people in the space.
The majority of our LED lighting technologies are plug-and-play solutions which are suitable for the direct replacement of a traditional incandescent, halogen, metal halide and fluorescent luminaries.
The aim is to make the installation as seamless as possible. Ensuring businesses can implement a total LED solution as soon as possible, without the hassle and mess of replacing housings, altering existing fittings and replacing transformers.
LED lighting has advanced significantly over the last 5 years which has seen a major shift in both the way business and facilities consider light, and also the focused on the issue of energy consumption of older, inefficient, lighting technologies.
NuGreen Solutions is one of Australia’s leading LED Lighting solutions providers having audited, designed and installed new LED lighting installations at some of the countries largest facilities and for many top 500 companies. Our ‘Product Agnostic’ approach enables NuGreen to select the right LED lighting solution for your specific project, sourcing the ‘Best of Breed’ technology from the world’s leading manufacturers.
Benefits of LED Lighting:
NuGreen Response is a highly flexible lighting management system that can reduce energy consumption by up to 85%*.
It is simple to install, self-configuring and self managing.
Electricity and maintenance make up a large portion of lighting costs associated with the overhead expenses in a commercial office facility. These facilities can often run lights for up to 24hrs a day. By upgrading to an intelligent light solution – combined LED and in-built Sensor Technology this can provide a significant value.
By merging these technologies the end result will create a comfortable and healthy working environment for staff. With numerous funding options available through government grants and with the long term leasing options offered by NuGreen, these improvements are now achievable with minimal to no capital outlay required and extended maintenance free warranty over the period.
Sensors & Controls
Motion sensors detect when a person is moving in a space.
They can be used in buildings to control various systems, such as turning lights or air conditioning off in areas where no movement is detected. This can result in significant energy savings, as the lights or air conditioning get turned off regardless of whether someone remembers to flick the switch or not.