The latest in News and Innovations from enLighten Australia

Winner! Best Energy Efficiency Innovation for Chamaeleon III

The energy efficiency industry came together this week to recognise excellence in performance, leadership and innovation at  the National Energy Efficiency Industry Awards, held at Sydney's Australian Technology Park. 

enLighten's new Chamaeleon III was among the winners with CEO Steve Cahill accepting the 2016 Best Energy Efficient Innovation Award.


New luminaire replacement guide for retrofit quick reference

Are you looking for a quick reference guide to help understand lumen output & power consumption of our LED luminaire range as a retrofit solution for existing lighting?

Our in-house lighting design team has prepared a summary table which will help lighting wholesalers and electrical contractors offer project lighting solutions to retrofit from traditional fluorescent and HID lighting.


New product comparison guides make luminaire selection easier

To assist our customers to understand the specific design features, controls options and performance of our growing luminaire range, we have created a series of comparison tables for a range of applications including emergency, indoor & outdoor corridors, factories & warehouses.


enLighten selects Verdia to manage funding solutions for lighting upgrades

Aug 24, 2016. enLighten Australia signs with independent energy expert Verdia, as an LED lighting accredited partner. Verdia manages Westpac's energy efficient financing program.


public housing towers in Inner City Melbourne

Chamaeleon III project win for DHHS Melbourne Residential High Rise Housing Towers

Following a rigorous technical and financial due diligence analysis, Energy Consultants Total Energy Solutions have selected the Chamaeleon III to replace ageing emergency and standard lighting in the common areas of 14 public housing towers in Inner City Melbourne.


Common area LED lighting project delivers $460K in annual savings for NSW Land and Housing Corporation

From 2011-2015, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) conducted a program to improve the energy efficiency of common area lighting at 236 multi-unit residential buildings within its property portfolio. LAHC identified that approximately 70% of the electricity used in the common areas(corridors, fire stairs, carparks, lift lobbies) was due to lighting, with much of it operating 24 hours a day.

The project involved the removal of over 13,000 fluorescent emergency and non emergency light fittings and replaced them with an energy efficient vandal proof light. enLighten’s Chamaeleon LED light was chosen for its proven energy efficiency and compliance with LAHC’s detailed specification requirements.

NSW Government Energy Savings Certificate (ESC) rebates worth $385,000 were claimed for the project, which delivered combined energy savings of 2,570 mWh pa.


LED troffer meets tenant's light requirements where fluoros failed

enLighten Australia has recently completed an office lighting upgrade for Abacus Property Group using an LED troffer that was able to fit the existing grid ceiling layout.

The existing twin T8 36W fluorescent  recessed troffer fittings were not able to produce the required light output of 500 lux at a desk height of 700mm. The LED troffer delivered a superior light output of 550 lux, with a 66% energy saving as an added bonus.


Event Report: IES Multi level car park lighting innovation forum

enLighten Australia recently hosted a technical meeting for the NSW Chapter of the Illuminating Engineers Society (IES), the peak body representing lighting designers, engineers and specifiers.

A panel discussed the project drivers for car park lighting, the new opportunities with lighting technology innovation, specification & defence of the original design from cross spec by industry.


underground car park with sensor lights

More government rebates on offer in NSW for upgrading to lights with sensors

May, 2016. Last month's Energy Savings Scheme's Rule change allows for an increase of up to 3 times the discount factor for lighting controls for commercial lighting upgrades in NSW.

The former cap was 30% , which has now been replaced by a range depending on building class types. 85% discount factors are now accepted for fire stair applications where occupancy sensors are integrated into light fittings. This means more Energy Savings Certificate for projects using lights with sensors including the enLighten Chamaeleon range & the Vico LED Batten.


Lighting upgrade rebate win for Victorians

In a win for Victorian businesses, Government departments, Local Councils and strata properties, a recent amendment now allows for MORE Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) to be generated from LED lighting upgrade projects under the Energy Saver Incentive program.

From January 1, 2016 the eligible operating hours, calculation factors and acceptable areas have expanded, making it is easier to claim more rebates for a wider range of projects.