Lighting Roundup: Clapham Junction; Z Energy; Washington Market
Clapham Junction Station, the UK’s busiest railway station, is to install an intelligent lighting control system designed by Open Technology. The LiGO control system will provide the exact light levels required across the station, matching lighting use to train timetables, passenger presence, daylight levels and other variables, says Open Technology. The station will automatically be able to dim the lights down to a minimum value when the station is not in operation or switch the lights off when the station is completely closed. The system will produce savings throughout the year as well as reduce light pollution in the surrounding area. On average, this would amount to savings of 35 percent of usual lighting use, according to the company.
New Zealand-based gas station chain Z Energy has commenced work on installing external LED lighting on 171 forecourt canopies throughout its network. Z Energy forecasts a 16 percent reduction in its carbon emissions per year from its retail operations and a savings of more than 50 percent in lighting costs as a result of the upgrade. The roll out of LED canopy lighting across the network represents an 11.3 percent savings in total energy use for the company per year. Z Energy is investing $2.73 million in the project in this financial year with completion of the roll-out expected in early 2014. The project is being supported by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority who will work with Z Energy to promote energy efficiency to their customers.
Washington Market, a Sandor Development-owned property located in Indianapolis, has partnered with Cherry Logistics, and EverLast Lighting in an effort to lower its energy consumption, and upgrade its parking lot lighting. Washington Market replaced all of its 1000 watt high pressure sodium fixtures with EverLast induction 300 watt shoebox fixtures that produce an equivalent light output. The EverLast 300 watt induction shoebox fixture utilizes enhanced optics, improving fixture efficiency 30 percent and increasing overall light distribution by 35 percent. The preliminary design analysis indicated a saving of over 50 percent with a 15 percent increase in illumination in the parking lot area. EverLast induction light fixtures are 50-70 percent more energy efficient than metal halides and last up to 100,000 hours, making them virtually maintenance free for up to 15 years, Everlast says.
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