Helvar
Steve Buckley explains how the drive to cut carbon footprints has led to DALI lighting control becoming more relevant across the board.
Dynalite
Dynalite Europe has installed a lighting-control system incorporating its Mapview energy-management software to replace an existing system in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
CFL Compact fluorescent
Richard Forster delves into the issues comparing compact fluorescent and tungsten-filament lamps — and in doing so challenges conventional perceptions concerning efficiency and mercury.
EX-Or
25% has been lopped off the electricity bill of the main training centre of the London Fire Brigade in Southwark following the installation of Ex-Or lighting controls.
Megaman
Megaman’s emergency pack for use with its integral compact fluorescent lamps incorporates an emergency module, batteries and an LED indicator to provide a system that is easy to connect.
Lumileds lighting
For the first time in over a hundred years, the look and feel of general lighting solutions are poised to change as LED technology develops. Steve Landau sets the scene.
Luminaires
Ridi’s Aida-Vario range of suspended luminaires for recessed ceiling grids is designed to meet the requirements of CIBSE LG3a and LG7 lighting codes. These fittings can be lowered to maximise ceiling illumination or fully recessed.
To optimise the use of natural light in its stores, B&Q has installed the Synapsys IP (SIP) DALI system to integrate DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) lighting devices with the building-management system.
Simmtronic
Simmtronic Specs3 fully addressable lighting-control systems are being installed by Haden Young in the Cat A fitout of 150 Cheapside — a 19 000 m2 corporate office development overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Hamilton Litestat
Hamilton Litestat has added to its GridIt wiring-accessories a 1 to 10 V grid module for use with analogue regulated fluorescent ballasts. This manually operated high-frequency ballast controller provides an effective and economical way to dim fluorescent lamps.
Greenstock
Greenstock now offers a long-life high-pressure-sodium lamp from Aura. It has a 48 000 h life, based on a 12 h switching life. Light output is said to be 22% higher than standard SON lamps at 147 lm/W, with a 15% depreciation over its life.
Cooper lighting and safety
Cooper Lighting & Safety has added high-frequency control gear and triphosphor lamps to the Crompton Modulay range of recessed luminaires to improve energy efficiency.



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