Lighting contributes significantly to business energy use and operating costs. Increasing energy prices highlight the need to reduce the cost of lighting. Energy use associated with lighting systems can be reduced by up to 82 per cent if energy efficient lighting practices are adopted.
Efficient lighting systems not only reduce energy consumption but improve the working environment, increase safety and enhance staff well-being. This report is designed to help you identify appropriate and reliable energy efficient lighting technology that would be suitable for your facility.
The report addresses:
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- general information – measuring light, common types of lighting, light emitting diodes (LED) as an emerging technology, lamp disposal and recycling and developing a business case (p. 7)
- interior lighting – upgrade options for lighting in common commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, such as offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses, schools, libraries and hospitals
- exterior and road lighting – upgrade options for floodlighting as well as major and minor road lighting
- emergency and exit lighting – energy reduction strategies associated with emergency and exit lighting products
- lighting control – potential for saving energy with occupancy sensors, daylight linking, central switching, zone resetting, manual switching, timers and voltage reduction
- voltage reduction and optimisation – energy saving technology, particularly in older sites where major lighting infrastructure changes may be difficult
- energy efficient lighting technical details – technical specifications for each lighting upgrade option including illuminance, maintenance, safety and background calculations (See the Energy efficient Lighting technology report – technical details. Available on the OEH website.)
- Energy Savings Certificates – calculating the number of Energy Savings Certificates (ESC) and how to apply for them.
This report was produced by the NSW Government Office of Environment & Heritage and republished with permission.