Electrical Contracting News (ECN) October 2016 - Page 16

LIGHTING PROJECTS LIGHTS FOR LENNON Liverpool John Lennon Airport has enhanced its facilities and lowered carbon emissions with a major LED upgrade by Dextra Lighting. The airport is strongly committed to constantly monitoring and improving its environmental performance, going one step beyond compliance and thinking about a sustainable future. The diverse project required the full use of Dextra Lighting’s range of precision engineered and ECA compliant LED products, flexible bespoke service and dedicated transport fleet, to meet the airport’s exact lighting requirements within a tight schedule. To create comfortable and inviting lighting conditions in the shopping and dining area, a combination of high level and lower level recessed lighting was required, tailored specifically to the airport’s architecture and the requirements of resident retailers. For the high ceiling areas, Dextra Group’s design team took a novel approach by adapting the Opus 2 LED floodlight to suit an indoor application. The modified floodlight was supplied in a 28,800 lumen output, and surface mounted at heights of 10m, with a bespoke baffle manufactured to match the existing luminaire style and provide a more controlled diffusion for visual clarity and comfort. PARKING PURPOSE Venture Lighting Europe has supplied a purpose made retrofit gear tray to help a Costco store in Birmingham reduce its energy consumption and improve the lighting of its underground car park. The company, working with lighting maintenance contractor Solent Lighting, developed a 50W LED retrofit gear tray to replace 300 150W metal halide lamps whilst still utilising the existing fittings to generate an estimated 70 per cent energy saving. The 300 fittings are located in the store’s underground car park, which required high levels of light to promote a safe and customer friendly environment. Due to the nature of the car park, fixture replacements would have been extremely expensive and would have required extra drilling into the concrete structure, creating a lot of mess and disruption to the car park.