Leicestershire County Council Wave goodbye to high lighting costs

Published:  11 January, 2011

Riegens, lighting, T5
Replacing old-style batten fittings with new Riegens luminaires has reduced lighting costs for this office of Leicestershire County Council

Energy and cost savings for lighting in offices of Leicestershire County Council are expected to be reduced by over 60% following the replacement of existing lighting with the latest technology from Riegens. The work is part of a major refurbishment.

The Penn Lloyd building previously used old-style batten fittings with one or two 65 W lamps using 120 550 kWh of electricity a year. This consumption was halved by changing to Riegens semi-recessed Wave luminaires to provide indirect/direct light using two 24 W T5 lamps to provide a more uniform light level.

Lighting was also replaced in the Rutland building.

To keep a continuous lighting scheme throughout both buildings, a modified smaller version of Wave was produced to fit into the original 1970s ceiling troughs.

All luminaires are controlled using the Philips Occuplus System with absence/presence detection and daylight monitoring to adjust light levels according to available daylight.

Concido DL Eco downlights have been installed in corridors in both buildings to provide a stylish and energy-efficient solution. They contain one or two twin fluorescent lamps surrounded by a mirror-finish reflector.

Kevin Shaw of Leicestershire County Council comments, ‘Having used Riegens previously, we are well aware of the quality and performance of the luminaires they supply, which is why we now have them listed as one of our registered suppliers.’

For more information on this story, click here: January 2011, 126

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