Event report - AusIndustry CleanTech Showcase

Released: 02-Mar-2013



enLighten Australia's Robert Filipovic (pictured above left) was invited by AusIndustry to present on the energy efficiency opportunities of LED high bay & low bay lighting at a breakfast forum held for the general manufacturing sector in Adelaide on February 22, 2013. 

The purpose of the forums, run by AusIndustry and the Department of Science Industry, Innovation, Science & Research (DIISR), was to showcase the potential for energy and water savings to be achieved in the general manufacturing sector through adoption of local clean tech technologies.

AusIndustry presenters then outlined funding assistance available from the two components of the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future plan to to help manufacturing businesses invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low emissions technologies, processes and products.

1)  Clean Technology Investment Program (CTIP) A program providing $800 million over seven years until 2017-18 for general manufacturing; and

2)  Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program A program providing $200 million over six years until 2016-17 for food and foundry manufacturers


Robert's presentation featured the significant energy efficiency opportunities in warehouse, factory floor and loading dock areas offered by enLighten's latest product, the Cetus LED high bay & low bay light range. Consuming just 45 watts per 2 unit module, the Cetus delivers up to 70% savings compared to 400w HID high bay lighting, whilst also delivering flexible light through the use of 45 or 60 degree integrated optical lenses.

The 80 delegates were interested in the results from the initial Cetus lighting trial at the Mars Foods Australia site on the NSW Central Coast. The capability of the generous heat sink of the Cetus light, combined with the external power supply, effectively diffused the heat load to produce a light temperature in the 3 module 135W Cetus that was never over 8.5 degrees above ambient temperature. The Cetus is rated to an ambient temperature of 60 degrees centigrade.

All technology presenters were members of the Australian Cleantech Capability Supplier Advocates program, a DIISR initiative providing a mechanism for small to medium companies to collaborate and capture new project opportunities.

By participating in the supplier advocate teams, which are free to join, members have access to joint showcasing initiatives, additional business development training, opportunities for international exposure and the ability to collaboratively bid for large projects. There are ten teams across the Clean Technologies and Water sectors and over 500 firms have registered.

Robert has been invited back to future forums to be held in late March. For further information, contact AusIndustry.