In mid 2011, I contacted Steve Hay of Electrical
Solutions and LED Lighting to install LED lighting in one of the rooms in my
office building. After this initial experiment, I engaged Steve to replace all
the fluorescent and incandescent light globes in the building with LED globes.
As a result, power costs have gone down while the quality of lighting in all the
rooms has improved.
In a lll his dealings with me, Steve has been
prompt, courteous and efficient and I have no hesitation in recommending his
services, especially in his chosen expert area of LED lighting.
In fact, I was so happy with Steve's work and the
efficacy of LED lighting that he is now in the process of replacing the old
lights with LED globes in my private home.
Impress Media Australia has slashed more than $500 from its annual power bill
by replacing 80 fluorescent globes and tubes with LED (Light-Emitting Diode)
lighting at its office.
The lighting overhaul also eliminates the need to regularly clamber up and
down stepladders to change light globes as LED lights are predicted to last for
50,000 hours each – that’s more than 24 years of 40-hour working weeks!
While LEDs have replaced incandescent and fluorescent bulbs for many uses,
such as traffic lights, flashlights and reading lamps in recent, the
availability of compact fluorescent bulbs and fittings increasingly make them
the best long-term choice for commercial and even residential lighting.
Impress Media selected LED lighting specialist Steve Hay of Electrical
Solutions and LED Lighting to review its existing lighting, relocate a number of
existing downlights and replace existing fluorescent lighting with LEDs.
As an example, in one 6x4-metre office, Steve replaced two fluoro tubes and
four fluoro globes with five 18-watt LED downlights. As well as reducing power
consumption from about 160 watts per hour to just 90 watts –less power than a
single 100-watt incandescent globe – it boosted the amount of light in the room
by more than 50 per cent, from less than 300 lumens to about 450 lumens.
Impress Media managing director John Harris said the lower power costs would
take about three years to pay back the investment. “What I’m most happy about is
not having to change any more bulbs,” he explained.
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