7 key high bay lighting upgrade considerations
8 August, 2013 Newcastle
Jamie Shanahan, NSW Business Development Manager at Rexel Energy Solutions, presented at a clean technology forum for manufacturers on the opportunities for energy efficient retrofits of high & low bay lighting, showcasing a range industry case studies, including an Enlighten 135 w (3 module) Cetus LED high bay light retrofit of 400 w metal halide high bay lighting.
Enlighten's Cetus high & low bay light range, released in May 2013, has been was awarded a luminaire design high commendation from the NSW Illuminating Engineers Society,in recognition of its innovative modular design and integrated optics, which allow for a greater flexibility in the delivery of light, along with energy savings of up to 70% compared to 400w high bay lighting.
Key lighting upgrade considerations covered:
Incentives / Rebates
Investigate all available rebates such as Energy Saving Certificates (ESCs), AusIndustry CTIP
|Lighting Running Costs||Understanding of existing lighting load and on-going maintenance costs|
|Technology||Investigate advantages and disadvantages of all energy efficient technologies on the market|
|Light Output||Ensure new solution provides adequate light output for specific tasks|
|Quality||Ensure reputable supplier and product is selected with warranty support|
|Implementation||Consider logistics of shut downs and downtime on production during installation of lights|
|Rental / Finance||Investigate possibility of renting/financing of new lights and cash positive situations. OPEX instead of CAPEX|
As part of the Australian Innovation Festival 2013 Hunter Series, the Clean Technology Industry Capability Teams program co-hosted a showcase on solutions for regional manufacturing with the support of AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) on Tues Aug 6 at the Newcastle Crowne Plaza hotel.
The presentation attracted over 50 local manufacturers & technology innovation supporters in the Hunter region.Guest speaker, Dr Eileen Doyle, Chair of the Hunter Founders Forum & Board Member of CSIRO and the GPT Property Group, outlined the opportunities for regional innovators & local success stories.
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