The Premium Light Pro project, delivered in the UK by Energy Saving Trust, is raising awareness of the benefits of upgrading to energy-efficient lighting, and facilitating action in the public and private sector. Operating in nine European countries, the project has developed a series of tools - including guidance brochures for upgrade projects and a set of product performance criteria, and has run a large-scale education programme. Lighting accounts for around 20% of energy use in the UK’s non-domestic buildings and around 6% of global CO2 emissions.
The project’s latest offering is a lighting product database, developed in partnership with Lumispec, which incorporates the performance criteria. The database is aimed at those involved in procurement, but also provides a useful resource for energy assessors, as well as installers and distributors looking to stock a suitably efficient product range.
Core to the Lumispec interface is the internationally adopted Electro-Technical Information Model (ETIM) standard, allowing consistency of data reporting for easier comparison, and translation into multiple languages.
Stewart Muir, Project Manager at Energy Saving Trust said: “We have heard plenty of examples of lighting projects where the decision on product selection takes the path of least resistance and achieving the lowest cost is the main driver. If quality and efficiency are not also considered, this can result in a false economy if products don’t perform down the line. Selecting a quality product is vital to ensure that the lighting both works for the needs of space, and delivers savings.”
“Increased roll-out of energy-efficient lighting is a big contributor to achieving carbon emissions targets. As a sector, lighting has done well on this in the last few years. The rate of uptake is positive, but the momentum needs to continue.”
Between 2016 and 2017, the market share of LED lighting increased significantly, reaching 40% in 2018. Figures show not only an increase in take-up of LED, but also a strong improvement in product performance: the market average LED saw a 45% efficiency improvement between 2010 and 2018.
If you are looking for a comprehensive resource on quality, efficient lighting, the Premium Light Pro database can be accessed through the project website at http://www.premiumlightpro.org.uk/indoor-lighting/product-database/.
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Premium Light Pro is delighted to present 'Switch the Lights' - a follow-up workshop series to encourage independent retailers and SMEs to save money, energy and carbon by upgrading lighting to efficient LEDs and control systems.
The workshop includes a training session - led by a highly experienced trainer from the Lighting Industry Academy - that will provide you with that information you need oversee the right lighting for your business. Also included is a demonstration section, bringing to life the benefits of high quality, efficient LED lighting, and showing how smart use of controls can add to the savings.
Switch the Lights Workshop - London (17th July 2019)
Switch the Lights Workshop - Midlands (18th July 2019)