We are at the forefront of energy saving lighting and promote energy efficiency, sustainable designs and control systems. In addition to ensuring our luminaries provide our clients with low energy consumption and carbon emissions, our entire manufacturing process from sourcing local components and product design, right the way through to manufacture, operational costs and ultimate disposal, considers sustainability and how we can cut down on our own carbon footprint.
In the UK alone it is estimated that buildings account for almost 50% of energy consumption and carbon emissions. The introduction of energy efficient lighting and control systems can have many benefits, some of which are hard to quantify:
- Manages legislative compliance – Part L of the Building Regulations.
- Provides financial stability – stable cost structures, secure profit margins, improved cash flow and reduced Climate Change Levy (CCL).
- Supports carbon management and sustainability strategies – Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting, which was introduced in April 2013.
- Enhances sustainability credentials and engages stakeholders whether they are shareholders, employees or customers.
- Offers tax relief – Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme.
- Helps improved the energy rating of a building.
Introduction to LED Lighting
When replacing lighting, it can be tempting to opt for luminaires with the lowest capital cost. However, such immediate cost savings can prove to be a false economy when compared with the potential savings over the full lifetime of an LED luminaire. Although LEDs cost more initially, high quality LEDs last longer with an average 50,000 hour lifetime compared to 10,000 hours for a compact fluorescent and 30,000 hours for a linear fluorescent.
LEDs also offer significantly reduced power consumption, especially compared to compact fluorescent, which can mean lower energy bills and a lower environmental impact with fewer CO2 emissions.
We source our LED printed circuit boards (PCBs) from Wrexham and use optimum single bin LEDs with a three MacAdam Ellipse tolerance, and high quality OSRAM and Samsung LEDs with very close intolerance’s.
Amongst many other advantages, our LEDs are virtually maintenance free, easy and safe to install and durable as they contain no glass components. They also offer instant brightness as there is no filament to be warmed and work perfectly with our Manual Intelligent Control system, 1-10V and DALI.
As one of the leading LED lighting manufacturers, Steon Lighting can provide technical guidance as to whether LED technology is right for your installation.
Energy saving control systems
The Manual Intelligent Control (MIC) systems features a range of advanced sensor technology controls offering the ultimate in energy saving and carbon reduction. Significant energy savings can be achieved with a MIC system that dynamically manages lamp power according to the instantaneous lighting requirement. It ensures that the right level of light appears at the right place only when required, thus preventing unnecessary energy consumption and potentially reducing maintenance costs. The MIC system has been installed in over 3,000 BT telephone exchanges with confirmed energy savings in excess of 70%.
The Remote Intelligent Control (RIC) is one of the most sophisticated and versatile systems on the market as it can be fully customised to meet individual client needs. The RIC system can be programmed to ensure light levels remain constant at a customer defined lux level due to its daylight compensation functions. In addition, customers can define lighting zones to ensure optimal lighting in specific areas and maximise energy savings across a building.
We also work with Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) systems, an internationally recognised standard for lighting communication systems. The DALI system allows individual ballasts to talk to the user and allows the user to talk back via DALI controllers, computers equipped with appropriate software or building management systems.
Carbon Offsetting Scheme
Investing in energy efficient equipment makes sound business and environmental sense and with the affordable and flexible Energy Efficiency Financing scheme brought to you by Carbon Trust Implementation Services and Siemens Financial Services, reducing your energy costs is simple.
Energy Efficiency Financing could help your business save money, reduce energy waste and ultimately become greener. Carbon Trust Implementation Services and Siemens Financial Services have combined forces, and together are offering financing options to all types of businesses seeking to reduce their energy use. New, more efficient equipment, should lower energy bills and with financing payments calculated so that they are offset by anticipated energy savings, the financing option is designed to pay for itself.
The scheme is available to all kinds of businesses and organisations. Financing from Siemens Financial Services can be arranged for amounts as little as £1,000 upwards and, assuming your proposed Energy Efficiency Financing project passes the energy saving assessment by Carbon Trust Implementation Services, there are potentially no upper limits*.
Energy Efficiency Financing is available for a wide variety of projects (assuming they meet Carbon Trust Implementation Services’ energy saving assessment criteria). Projects that may qualify include building technologies, such a pipe insulation and air conditioning, or industrial process technologies, including compressed air, refrigeration or specialist production equipment. Energy Efficiency Financing may also be used to fund combined projects, such as replacing heating and lighting.
To find out more about the benefits of Energy Efficiency Financing, please visit www.energyefficiencyfinancing.co.uk
*Subject to customer credit assessment
Steon Lighting is meeting its producer responsibility via membership of the Lumicom Producer Compliance Scheme. Through this scheme, depolluted luminaires (i.e. those with the lamps, batteries and liquid filled capacitors removed) which are being replaced by our fittings, will be recycled in an environmentally sound manner. The recycling fees are as follows: £0.20 per luminaire & £0.10 per lamp. The recycling fee is not subject to settlement or discount, though the fee is subject to VAT at the current rate.