June 23, 2015

The Great ‘Switch off’

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According to the BBC, it has become a trend among local councils in England to begin ‘experimenting’ with street lights in the pursuit of cutting energy costs. They have began dimming or completely switching off lights on particular roads at particular times (usually 12am – 6am). The labour party last year estimated up to two…

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June 18, 2015

Bright Answers for everyday Lighting Questions

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For years now, we have held a strong passion for improving our knowledge on the subject of lighting. We tirelessly research – industrial magazines to academic journals to independent reviews – just so we remain on the cutting edge of lighting innovation. So we are taking this opportunity to address a couple of questions we have come across on some topics. Why don’t LEDs…

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June 16, 2015

Well, if the light (Retro)fits

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  If you have been keeping up with trends in lighting, or scanning through our blogs, you should not only have noticed how much tube retrofitting is gaining popularity, but also why.   Some of you still ask what it is. It is changing an element of an old lighting system (lamp, ballast etc) whilst…

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June 11, 2015

TGLC Back on Track

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The Green Light Company are back sponsoring Mr Gordon Foat for another year. He moves into another year competing in the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE). WAVE is like extreme racing at its healthiest. The world of racing gets a recycled spin in this concept of high speed racing, using only electric vehicles (the greenest race…

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May 21, 2015

Demand for Traditional lighting blown out

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  ‘Why the lighting industry is dying’.   This was the subheading for an article depicting the destitute positioning of traditional lamps. If you needed more proof to support the idea of a previous blog of ours, or strengthen the suspicion arising from ‘Which’, this may be it.   The article suggests three assailing factors…

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May 18, 2015

What could be the cost of your EPC rating?

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‘Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard’.   This new legislation reported to be in place by April 2018, will stop all lease events on assets that fall below ‘E’ on a Minimum EPC Rating. This poses a problem for building owners/managers, as roughly 18% of the England & Wales Property market sits directly below this level.  …

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May 7, 2015

The importance of Lighting projects in dark financial times

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  ‘RE:NEW’ The newest green initiative for London released by Boris Johnson. It is an award winning programme designed to cut house-related living costs and emissions through ‘domestic retro fittings’ (which is the updating of infrastructure in existing buildings). Already, two successful phases have seen 110,000 retrofits, saving over 29,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a…

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April 30, 2015

Salix – The Gift that keeps on giving

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  Not enough schools are asking – Who is Salix, and why do they want to help us?   The biggest problem currently on the desk for the funding experts ‘SALIX’ is holding too much money!  It has been a problem in existence from their very beginning, just over a decade ago.   As we…

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April 27, 2015

‘One light fits all?’

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      Have you heard of ‘connected lighting’?   The quality of your eyesight is typically stronger the younger you are, this poses a problem in offices which generally have a range of ages; typing, calling and holding meetings. Colleagues from 30 upwards – having been subject to a milieu of computer screens on…

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April 20, 2015

‘LEDs replace Fluorescents in the Limelight’

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Who could have predicted the LEDs rise to stardom? With all the hiccups trying to get this technology to consistently deliver within the industrial and commercial sector over the last ten to fifteen years, who could have possibly foreseen that it would come to make fluorescent solutions near redundant, old-fashioned and obsolete?   In hindsight,…

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