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Originally developed by Meriton in 2005, the Owner's Corporation of a Sydney harbourside residential apartment complex comprising 17 buildings upgrades lighting to save on electricity costs and stem maintenance cost spikes of its aging emergency lighting in common areas.
In internal corridors and lift lobbies, the new Chamaeleon decorative oyster with integrated microwave motion sensor replaced circular fluorescent and twin bayonet CFL fittings, which were 60W.
In the undercover car parks, garbage rooms and fire stairs, the new Chamaeleon III fitting was installed to replace single and twin T8 fluorescent battens.
One of the crucial considerations during this upgrade was minimising spill light into the apartments, as they are in close proximity to the poles. To address this, the existing streetlights in the complex were replaced with Yindis, to reduce energy consumption and mitigate light pollution.
The feedback from the residents has been very positive.
Accredited EcoSmart electrician, Alessandro Mattiolo & his team at A1 Sparky worked with Riviera Apartment's on-site building manager David Ranieri to research lighting upgrade alternatives. They consulted lighting designers and conducted thorough testing of all potential products including LED battens, monitored decorative oysters and T8 to T5 adapters before selecting enLighten's Chamaeleon range, and Yindi
Timer settings on the Chamaeleon III's microwave motion sensor were increased from the standard 15 seconds to 2 minutes for the car park driveways & parking bays, to allow time for residents to unload from the cars and wait for the
A permanently on Chamaeleon III model was installed in the undercover car park main entrances, adjacent to the exit signs, to allow for an increased light level for car park occupants to approach the lifts and garbage rooms.
The decorative Arctic White Chamaeleons for the internal corridors were set at the standby light output level of 20% by enLighten Australia, up from the standard 0% in response to the Riviera Apartment's request.