Ex-Or lighting controls cut costs for London Fire Brigade
The installation of Ex-Or lighting-control modules in 55 London fire stations to date is typically reducing energy costs for lighting by about 20%. Ian Shaw, environmental and energy-efficiency office for London Fire Brigade, explains, ‘Typically, lighting accounts for around 70% of the electricity load at each fire station. The average lighting bill per station is £10 000. To date, we are achieving annual savings of £120 000. Once the entire estate has Ex-Or’s equipment installed, we will be making savings of almost £250 000 each and every year.’ [There were still 50 more stations to be completed.]
One of the first installation under this contract was the LFB’s main training centre in Southwark, where the electricity bill was reduced by 25%.
At 7700 m2, this is one of the largest buildings in the LFB’s estate. Lightspot presence-detecting lighting controls were installed in all parts of the centre. These controls have integral photocells and automatically switch lights on and off according to the presence of people and the amount of daylight available. This installation took place a over a 4-week period with minimal operational disruption