St Albans City and District Council has completed phase one of a project to replace fluorescent tubes within their 6000 m² office building with long life, energy efficient LED panels from the Goodlight™ range.
The old fluorescent lighting, particularly in the winter months gave poor illumination causing eye strain, whereas the new Goodlight LED lighting gives an even light distribution throughout the whole office which more closely resembles daytime outdoor light.
LED Eco Lights supplied St Albans City and District Council with Goodlight Eco LED ceiling panels that draw just 28W giving a direct energy saving of 60%. They are designed to slot into an existing ceiling grid with ease, are guaranteed for five years and have a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
Based on energy savings alone, the Council have calculated they will save almost £16,000 per year in electricity and lighting replacement costs. They also reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 38 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.
Installation of the LED ceiling panels was carried out over the weekends to limit disruption to the staff. The Council selected 600x600mm LED panels in 4,000K, natural white colour temperature. The next phase will be to replace the existing fluorescent lights in the bathrooms, stairways and kitchens to achieve maximum energy saving.