Wiltshire County Council were searching for an energy efficient lighting upgrade for their pool lighting. Existing light levels were poor and energy consumption high. With a maintenance policy of replacing complete lighting fixtures upon a failure costs have been mounting as units age. Buckland Energy conducted a survey consisting of lighting analysis and a CAD drawing of the pool using our advanced mobile CAD software. From this our lighting design team produced a solution to reduce power usage by 54%; reducing carbon emissions by 10 tons per year – the equivalent of a family sized car covering 25,000 miles.
The Buckland design consisted of 16 x 200W induction flood lights. Energy efficient and long life IP65 rated units. They provide a substantial upgrade over the existing lighting and will pay for themselves in a little over 3 years – well within the 5 year warranty period provided. Not only this but the design showed an increase in light levels of between 50% and 100%, combined with a clean white light the improvement in the lit environment will be very noticeable. With a 100,000 hour lamp life maintenance will be reduced dramatically – they should last for 15 years based on the pools current operating hours.
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