Electrical Contracting News (ECN) April 2017 - Page 60

SPECIAL FEATURE

SPECIAL FEATURE

LIGHTING

SEE THE LIGHT ( NOT THE WATTS )

LED luminaires are the obvious choice for lighting upgrades in many types of project . However , it ’ s important to focus on the lumens , rather than the watts , suggests Simon Miles , sales director at Carbon8lighting .

ECN readers will have

seen significant improvements in the performance of LED lighting in recent years , making them the lighting of first choice for many applications . This is now true even for applications requiring high light outputs such as high bay and low bay projects .
In all projects that involve an upgrade to LEDs it is clearly important to select the right fittings , located in the right positions , ensuring the space is lit to the correct lux levels . Doing this effectively means that contractors need to be aware of the most recent development in LED lighting , which may require a different approach to what they ’ re used to .
It is important to select the right fittings , located in the right positions , ensuring the space is lit to the correct lux levels .
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