ROI: 3 years incl rebates
Owners Abacus Property Group were looking to reduce energy and maintenance costs for the emergency lighting in the fire stairs and standard & emergency lighting in the undercover carpark of a Northern Sydney commercial office property. The Chamaeleon III replaced a variety of fluorescent batten lighting fittings with the light control settings able to be adjusted simply via mobile app.
Electricity: 34,245 kWh pa
Energy & maintenance over 10 years
Savings per fitting: $120 pa
Avg annual energy & maintenance saving over 10 years
The 92% energy savings were achieved by replacing fluorescent lighting with no controls operating 24/7 with the Chamaeleon III light. The award winning Chamaeleon light, designed & manufactured by enLighten Australia, has an inbuilt microwave motion sensor which operates on full light output when a presence is detected in the area, before gradually fading to standby light output, consuming just 4-5W.
The Cham III mobile app can adjust the sensor timer & light output settings to meet the area's lighting needs. A standby light output of 2.5% was set for the fire stair and 5% for the car park. Full light timer settings were set at 15 seconds for the fire stair, as visitors pass quickly through the space and a more generous 120 seconds in the car park.
As the Chamaeleon III is approved for use to generate Energy Savings Certificates for commercial lighting upgrades under the NSW Scheme, a rebate of $4,085 was paid to the building owners by Accredited Certificate Provider Ecovantage. This represents a $17 net rebate per certificate.
In addition to the back of house lighting upgrade, enLighten Australia installed a new 27W LED troffer to replace twin 36W T8 fluorescent lighting during a new tenancy fitout on Level 1. The LED troffer was able to meet the 500 lux light level requirements at 700mm work plane as required by the new tenants, an office sharing hub for small companies.
See related article: LED troffer meets tenant's light requirements where fluoros failed