Actually, it could be a lot more. For example, if you own a multi-storey car park, it’s up to 99%**.
Can anything be done to reduce your lighting costs?
Yes, by solving two problems associated with conventional lighting.
Did You Know Eluma delivers:
A conventional incandescent light bulb converts up to 95% of the energy it uses to heat, not light. This technology is being phased out, but in 2010 it still had a 52%* share of the commercial lighting market. Halogen, Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium and Fluorescent technologies offer efficiency improvements, but well over half of what we spend on lighting is still being wasted in heat.
Turning lights off isn’t hard, yet unoccupied areas of buildings are routinely flooded with artificial light because of poor user behavior – just drive through any city at night and the problem is clearly visible. Secondly, natural light may be perfectly sufficient for working conditions at different times of the day but even when occupied occupied areas are frequently over-illuminated (higher light intensity than appropriate) because users typically fail to compensate by turning lights down or turning them off.
Installing Eluma will transform your lighting into an efficient, intelligent system that can reduce your energy costs by up to 50%. In the first instance this is achieved by replacing old bulbs with the latest LED technology. For example, exchanging a standard 35W fluorescent tube with a T8 LED will immediately cut your energy consumption in half.
Eluma LED’s have an operating life in excess of 50,000 hours (vs. 20,000 for a standard fluorescent) leading to significant additional savings in replacement and maintenance costs. LED’s also run cooler, so air conditioning systems have far less work to do and a saving of more than 5% in cooling costs can be achieved by switching to LED’s.
Further savings can be realized by adding intelligence to your lighting. This is achieved through the strategic installation of state-of-the-art sensor technology. Eluma Occupancy sensors ensure that lights are turned off automatically when they are not needed.
Eluma Daylight Harvesting sensors can switch off your lighting when they detect sufficient natural light. They will also respond dynamically to changes in that light by intelligently adjusting light intensity to maintain perfect lighting levels. The result is savings without having to think about it.
The benefits of Eluma are not limited to energy saving:
Energy Savings – Save up to 80% on something that could be responsible for 57% of your energy bill, or more. Typical paybacks of 1-2 years.
Better Environment – Eluma lighting delivers better light quality a better working environment and is a very visible commitment to a greener economy.
Reduced Maintenance – 50,000 + hour lifespan equates to a significant reduction in replacement and maintenance costs. Reduced AC Costs – Switching to Eluma will reduce the demand on air conditioning, saving another 5% in the process.
Highly programmable – Performance is further enhanced through each luminaire having its own highly configurable intelligent wireless sensor that communicates via a grid system to an easily programmable master control supplied with each installation.
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