Energy efficient lighting advice for your organisation, including guidance on energy-saving LED lighting.
We help organisations ensure their lighting systems are as efficient as possible. Our Lighting technology overview guide introduces the main energy-saving opportunities in this area.
Getting lighting right is important for the energy efficiency of a building and the well-being of its occupants. Up to 40% of a building's electricity use is accounted for by lighting, while the right level and quality of light improves the alertness and accuracy of those working in it.
Ways to improve your organisation's lighting include:
Published December 2017
Lighting is something that most of us take for granted. How often do we question the amount or quality of that light? Or how much it costs to run and maintain? Our 50 page guide sets out to explain the basics of artificial lighting; the equipment, design principles and the effect it has on our work and leisure.
It is intended to inform a wide range of readers about the importance of light; both natural and artificial. In particular, it will help you to understand how to choose artificial lighting equipment that will deliver the most energy efficient solutions without compromising on quality.
A better understanding of good lighting practices helps when considering its direct and indirect costs. A bad lighting scheme is a complete waste of energy and is not sustainable. This guide will explain why and help you to improve the lighting where you work, saving money and carbon.
Publication date December 2017; Publication code CTV049v2
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