Education

IRELAND’S eEnergy Group has bought the UK firm Renewable Solutions Lighting for £2.2 million in a bid to create the the biggest supplier of turnkey LED lighting installations funded by energy savings to the education sector.  Founded in 2016, RSL provides fully funded, turnkey LED lighting installations to the education sector across the UK.  Based in Suffolk, the...
Outdoor

THE WEST Yorkshire town of Bradford is to replace over 59,000 street lights and 17,000 lampposts in an ambitious project which will feature a central management system. The project will reduce Bradford City Council’s street lighting power consumption by 65 per cent and its carbon emissions by over 6,000 tonnes per year, helping it to...
Outdoor

THE FOUR-YEAR project to bring LED street lights to Birmingham’s resident streets is on target and has reached its first major landmark, despite wider disruption in the supply chain.  After year one, works were successfully completed by Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann in April this year. The non-PFI housing lighting maintenance upgrade project...
Retail

A FASHION brand has unveiled its flagship store which features tuneable white lighting controlled by an intelligent Bluetooth mesh wireless control system. Chinese brand ENG’s outlet in central Shanghai features a ‘light-on-demand’ app-based platform which allows managers to set the various lighting effects throughout the aisles, walkways and shelves to highlight the details and texture...
Circadian Lighting

A SO-CALLED ‘dementia room’ for elderly patients featuring dynamic circadian lighting has been unveiled at a care home.  At the Fynsgade Nursing Home in Grindsted, Denmark, an automatic control system tunes the white LED lighting to vary the colour temperature of the light  throughout the day. It varies the scenarios from warm (2700K) to cold...
Lighting Controls

What’s tunable white lighting?  Tunable white lighting is one of the biggest trends in commercial lighting at the moment. This is a method of changing the colour appearance of the light in terms of how ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ it looks.  This appearance – known as the colour temperature – is usually varied throughout the day, starting off...
Feature

A ESSEX-BASED firm has come up with a novel concept for funding an upgrade to LED lighting. The Leerie Energy Fund links the award of an energy contract with the installation of low-energy lighting, with the ‘commission’ for the award of the account used to pay for the project. Leerie decribes itself as ‘an energy reduction business’ focused...
Street

A TECHNICAL development by Signify is set to bring solar street lighting to a wider range of applications and countries. The launch of a new integrated charge controller enables the emergence of hybrid solar systems.  These enable streetlights to use solar-powered electricity when there is sunshine and the mains grid at other times.  The product...
Healthcare

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is embarking upon a trio of major LED lighting projects across its main hospital sites thanks to innovative funding. The Trust has been working with sustainability consultant, ETL, on an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to procure and appoint an energy supplier and negotiate the best possible deal for the Trust. United Lincolnshire...
Outdoor

A LEADING football club has included a requirement that its lighting upgrade must be friendly to the local moth population. The LED sources at the training grounds of the Red Bull Football Academy in Salzburg, Austria are believed to be the first to be compliant to the Association for the Protection of the Environment’s recommendations...