Project:LED the Space*
Please add comments to the sections below as appropriate General comments Priorities A/ Make lighting "fit for purpose" B/ Reduce power consumption C/ Minimise capital costs D/ Reduce maintenance
If new fittings are installed alongside the existing (disconnected) ones, on moving out they can be taken with us and the originals re-connected.
Ideas for replacement of existing lighting.
A/ Replacement tubes/starters for existing fluorescent fittings
No changes to existing installation New lamps should last ~5/10,000 hrs Inexpensive No specialist skills needed
Cons Power consumption remains high Fittings may fail soon, they are probably in the last quarter of their life.
B/ Replace existing fittings with new, more efficient type of fluorescent (T5 etc.)
Pros Reduced consumption New fittings will easily outlast our occupancy of the premises
C/ Replace existing incandescent lamps with CF lamps
D/ Replace existing fittings with LED equivalent (Either commercial fittings or "home brewed") Pros Good , consistent light Low consumption Commercial fittings are complete, reliable and easily installed with minimum effort.
Sources of Supply
London Bulbs Ltd www.londonbulbs.co.UK
IKEA (insert URL)
Maplin (insert URL)