Electrical Contracting News (ECN) May 2016 - Page 12

LIGHTING PROJECTS EXTRA SPARKLE HANGAR TIME Dexretail has helped a jewellery shop bring its captivating displays back to the high street with an array of precision engineered LED products. Alex Appleton Jewellers is a manufacturer of high quality handmade bespoke jewellery and is a member of the National Association of Goldsmiths. After successfully trading in Wincanton for the last 11 years, company owner Alex Appleton has recently taken over a beautiful, yet near derelict, Grade 2 listed building, to relocate her business on the town’s high street. Ms Appleton was looking to achieve that characteristic ‘sparkle’ or ‘twinkle’ that would immediately entice potential customers. Careful consideration of light intensity, suitable colour temperatures and effective use of angled lighting (to control unwanted shadows and glare), was needed to bring about the brilliance and scintillating effect of the stones and highlight every detail of the intricate metalwork. Dexretail’s LED range can offer flexibility and a superior light quality whilst cutting electrical bills by at least 60 per cent with a typical installation, compared to legacy light sources. The chosen solution was Dexretail’s Pro-Light Mini range, which has been developed to offer retailers aesthetic appeal, premium performance and flexibility in a single package. Powerguard has successfully completed a project for Lumineux, one of the UK’s fastest growing lighting brands. Based at Manby Airodrome in Lincolnshire, Lunineux’s expansion had already meant two relocations, including the building of a new modern factory unit joining two barrack blocks together. Lumineux has now purchased a huge 45x75x10m high hangar to convert to a new distribution centre. The main lighting uses Lumineux 180W HiRack luminaries but providing emergency lighting was a problem, so Lumineux turned to Powerguard for advice. Following consultation it was decided to use 30 x Lumineux 30W floodlights powered by a Powerguard static inverter central battery system. The Powerguard machine was purpose built to overcome an unusual logistical configuration and needing a 2.5kVA output for three hours. The machine is operating in non-maintained mode with the emergency luminaries coming on in an emergency. Utilising the very latest energy saving lighting products has led to a solution providing emergency lighting in this large space that is reliable, practical and economical. SAVINGS IN SOMERSET Kosnic Lighting has helped Taunton based Somerset College, a further and higher education facility with over 3,000 students, achieve remarkable energy and cost savings with the introduction of a new lighting scheme. The college’s outdated fluorescent lighting system was resulting in huge costs, so Kosnic developed a new LED scheme to vastly reduce expenditure. The scheme features Lumi LED 40W twin bar panels that deliver constant light across the illuminated surface, helping to maintain wellbeing and making it ideal for use in schools, offices and hospital facilities. An easy-fit replacement for standard ceiling tile fittings, the LED has an operating life of 40,000 hours and reduces energy costs by up to 50 per cent. Kosnic’s Lumi LED 10W commercial downlight was also used, which has an anti-glare design and provides similar energy