Technical Articles

LED lifetime demystified

Author | Surya Bedi

LED lifetime demystified Why manufacturers are in a catch 22 situation when it comes to publishing product lifetimes and most importantly what parameters should a consumer look for while evaluating product lifetimes before purchasing LED lights What happens when you develop a technology that can theoretically last forever? How do you test this technology for its lifetime?


Sensors and lighting - where to from here?

Author | Steve Cahill

Over the last 10 years the development has been around the light source but in the near future it will be around the development of controls (typically sensors) that become the link between all other building systems that could eventually deliver the ‘Internet of things’.


What are motion sensor lights?

Author | Steve Cahill

There are typically 2 main sensor types currently used in lighting. They are passive infrared (PIR) and microwave. (Other sensor types are used however are more expensive and less common such as ultrasonic instead of microwave and dual sensors with a combination of ultrasonic and PIR).


Your complete guide to caravan park lighting

Author | Michelle Thomas

Is your caravan park safe? Creating the ideal holiday experience starts with ensuring your visitors feel safe and secure. Providing adequate lighting is crucial in navigating an unfamiliar area at night as well as reducing break and enters.


​4 Things you need to know about warehouse lighting

Author | Michelle Thomas

Busy working environments, like warehouse and distribution centres need adequate lighting to ensure that all workers are operating within a safe environment.


Macquarie Centre car park enhances the shopping experience

Author | Michelle Thomas

Macquarie shopping centre car park is a premium shopping centre. The future of shopping centres is not all about the shopping, it is now about the shopping experience which starts at the first touch point, the car park itself. Find out more >


Buyer beware - LED tube replacement risks you can't ignore

Author | Surya Bedi

A simple replacement of fluorescent tubes with LED tubes is one of the lowest cost options for energy efficient lighting retrofits BUT it can come with significant performance & safety risks.


Carpark Entrance Lighting: Get Compliant & Improve Safety

Author | Michelle Thomas

Using an intelligent wireless car park entry system with a self healing wireless mesh communication network


Chamaeleon III App

The new Chamaeleon III App brings new customisation options for your car park, fire stair and corridor lighting. The Cham III App offers flexibility to set your Chamaeleon III light levels (both full light and standby) and run emergency light testing on demand without having to disconnect the luminaire from mains power or open the diffuser Winner of 2015 Award of Excellence Luminaire Design, NSW Illuminating Engineering Society.


How can light create a safer community?

Author | Michelle Thomas

Increase safety after dark through solar area lighting. Cut night-time crime by 39%.


Distribution Centre Lighting

Author | Michelle Thomas

Learn how to enhance safety, productivity and energy efficiency through lighting.


Energy efficiency should not devalue a major public asset

Author | Surya Bedi

Instead of an evenly lit corridor, this Zebra crossing effect causing discomfort and possibly even confusion in the mind of the travellers, is exactly what could go wrong when a fluorescent fitting is retrofitted with an LED tube. Under the guise of energy efficiency someone had sold the concept of an LED tube. Mounting an LED tube into a fixture designed for fluorescent light created this appalling outcome.


How are emergency light classifications assigned & how are they used?

Author | Surya Bedi

Australian Standard AS/NZS 2293 series covers the system design, installation, operation, service, maintenance, and production of emergency lights & exit signs. Here, we briefly outline the emergency luminaire testing & classification process, which provides maximum spacings between emergency lights for a range of mounting heights.


How can light increase student safety and enhance performance?

Author | Michelle Thomas

Lighting is one of the top consumers of electricity in school halls. Multi-purpose areas with high ceilings require lighting to be dynamic. The Kascade offers well balanced illumination that prevents unwanted contrast or glare, it has a very high colour rendering index of Ra>90 for clear distinction between object colours and offers high impact resistance IK 10.


How LM-79 testing can help assess LED luminaire quality & performance

Author | Surya Bedi

LM 79 is the Illuminating Engineers Society North America (IESNA) approved testing method to generate electrical and photometric measurements of solid state lighting (LED) products. It was first used in the US Energy Star program in 2008 and has since become the international standard method for integrated LED products.


Lighting Controls & Building Code of Australia Compliance

Author | Surya Bedi

With the rapid pace of LED lighting & controls technology development in the Australian market, there is often a time lag for Lighting Standards and Building Codes to be updated. A recent Lighting Council of Australia Technical Bulletin navigates a path forward via Section J6 of the Australian Building Code.


Luminaire Spacing Guides for corridors and car parks - how they can help

Author | Surya Bedi

Luminaire spacing guides provide a simple reference to assist enLighten customers with achieving required maintained illuminance levels for corridors and indoor car parks as per AS/NZ 1680. The reference guides are backed by lighting design simulations.


Not all panels are created equal

Author | Michelle Thomas

What you can't see can hurt you. Whilst you may not be able to see the light flicker, your brain can still perceive it and it can cause multiple neurological problems.


Undercover car park lighting design guide

Author | Surya Bedi

The enLighten carpark design guide has been prepared by our in-house lighting design team & draws on our extensive project experience with feedback from clients and consulting engineers across Australia.


Using Lighting Design to Create a Quality Learning Environment

Author | Michelle Thomas

“A well-designed LED lighting system can improve student concentration, health, well-being and productivity levels while lowering stress and creating a better mood.” - Lighting Council Australia


What is an LM80 report & how can it help to evaluate LEDs?

Author | Steve Cahill

With the explosion of LED lighting products onto the market, the LM-80 is an international industry standard to assess and compare LED performance and an important part of the equation in assessing the complete LED luminaire's performance or reliability.