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Lighting: The easiest way to slash your energy bills

Published: 23 September 2016 - Sarah Mead

Energy and Estates Managers are coming together with suppliers and funders of LED lighting at LuxLive, Europe’s biggest annual lighting event, to map out the future.

There’s a revolution going on in lighting in Britain. LEDs, which use much less energy than traditional lighting, last longer, and provide a better colour of light, have taken the world of lighting by storm, and allowed those managing large lighting estates to save thousands of pounds by replacing old lighting technology with new.

To understand the risks and opportunities of upgrading lighting thousands of energy and estates managers will be gathering on 23-24 November at ExCeL London, for LuxLive, Europe’s biggest annual lighting event, where they will be able to examine the latest energy-saving lighting products from 300 big-name exhibitors and discuss ways to fund upgrades and harness the latest technology successfully.

As you'd expect, the leading names in lighting will be out in force and will have a massive presence at the show, which attracts more than 8,000 visitors. Osram, Dextra, Aurora, Schreder, Samsung, Ledvance and Trilux will be joined by up-and-coming players with hot kit.

LuxLive, which is supported by the Carbon Trust, features an extensive programme of free talks, demos and debates, themed for the key sectors that are feeling the effects of the LED revolution including outdoor, retail, commercial, industrial, highways, transport, housing and education as well as financing and emergency lighting.  In each sector, sessions will look in depth at some of the best exemplar projects, drill into some of the key technologies and debate the issues in that sector in a dedicated panel discussion.

For energy managers, LuxLive is an absolute must do.  As Toby Marlow, Energy Manager at Waitrose said “At LuxLive I’m able to really question the experts in the market, see who’s coming through, really understand the technology, then compare it with the previous year.” 

The programme of 100+ sessions will focus on low-carbon lighting aimed at helping those with large lighting estates to transform their interiors – and slash their energy bills.  Expert speakers will be lifting the lid on some of the UK’s most challenging lighting projects, taking a look how they have successfully transformed their environment whilst dramatically reducing energy consumption.

The following are just a few of the sessions featured in this year’s programme:

Is this Britain’s best-lit office?

Imagine an office which features spectacular energy efficiency of just 4W per square metre, with lighting that’s focused on well-being, able to be tailored to each employee and where the lighting levels and colour temperature adjust to the natural environment. This session will walk you through the design philosophy and technical execution of this best-practice project.

Education lighting best practice: Chichester University

Get the low-down on Chichester University which has developed a low-energy lighting strategy which is transforming the lit environment across the campus and cutting energy and maintenance costs.

WEEE and the Circular Economy

Nigel Harvey, chief executive of the lighting industry WEEE compliance scheme Recolight, provides a comprehensive update of changes to the regulations, and their impact on the lighting industry. This includes the new 2017 targets, changes to luminaire and lamp classification, and a discussion of possible consequences of Brexit on legislation. He also reviews the new proposals on the so-called ‘circular economy’, and how these might also impact on the industry.

Industrial lighting best practice: Asos warehouse 

With LEDs and smart controls, energy can be cut significantly and lighting can work in harmony with people to improve the wellbeing, concentration and decision making of staff and reduce mistakes and accidents. Here a representative of Brand Lighting Design talks us through the exemplar lighting at on-line fashion retailer Asos.

Energy-efficient lighting controls 

Bill Wright of the Electrical Contractors’ Association looks at the use of lighting controls in delivering energy efficient lighting. It will also look at the future use of controls and the role that they can play in the overall control of a future ‘Smart’ building.

Carbon Trust support for SMEs 

Find out about The Carbon Trust’s Green Business Fund which provides small- and medium-sized enterprises in England, Scotland and Wales with fully funded training, advice and capital contributions to help lower their energy costs. Additionally, the Carbon Trust offers interest-free finance for businesses in Wales and Northern Ireland wishing to upgrade to more energy efficient and renewable technologies.

Who needs lights?

Hear about the inspiring story of Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, where the designers have, for a third of the floor plan, eliminated all lighting, cabling and services within the ceiling. Thanks to radical measures like this, the building is one of the greenest in the UK.

Register now for FREE entry

To see all the latest technology in one place and to learn how the low energy lighting revolution can help you, visit LuxLive by registering for your free entry pass at www.luxlive.co.uk/register

LuxLive, ExCeL London
23 November: 0900-2100 hrs
24 November: 09000-1700 hrs
www.luxlive.co.uk



 
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