A trend towards the development of environmentally sustainable buildings has brought about an increase in demand for innovative, energy-efficient technology.
Build Australia Magazine interviewed Paul Calabro, Executive General Manager – Innovation and Marketing of Lumex Lighting
One area which has seen advancement in recent years is the commercial lighting industry. Lighting in Australia ?is a major contributor to energy use and costs in the commercial sector with commercial lighting systems accounting up to 40% of electricity end-use in premises including stores, offices, restaurants, hospitals and schools.
Paul Calabro, Executive General Manager – Innovation and Marketing at Lumex LED Lighting says the increase in demand from the built environment to meet their sustainable targets has resulted in more energy efficient lighting products available on the market.
‘We keep innovating and finding solutions to cut down the energy use in lighting specifically for the commercial and industrial sector. It is becoming progressively important for builders and developers to achieve maximum efficiency ratings.’
Most buildings could reduce the amount of energy they use for lighting by 50% or more by making smarter lighting choices and moving to more efficient technologies.
Implementing the right lighting requirements for a commercial or industrial environment is critical to the energy savings that can be achieved. Lumex offer a range of LED lighting solutions, combined with integrated sensor technology, capable of delivering up to 85% energy savings.
In Australia traditional, inefficient incandescent light bulbs have been phased out. There are other more efficient types of lighting available, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitted diodes (LEDs).
LED lights offer many advantages when compared to fluorescent lights. First, the latest LED bulbs last up to five times longer than traditional fluorescent bulbs, and nearly 50 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Additionally, new LED light bulbs use half the electricity that compact fluorescent bulbs use in the same allotted time, and less than a quarter of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs.
The benefits of LED lighting across the build environment offer clients improved lighting levels, reduced maintenance costs and optimised energy consumption based on intelligent sensor technology embedded with the luminaires, without the complicated wiring and programming difficulties.
Lumex, a leader in performance, range and support, is 100% Australian owned and offer a comprehensive range of LED lighting solutions across residential, commercial and industrial market sectors to achieve the best electricity cost savings. Rising electricity costs have led to average annual electricity bills increasing, which makes the lighting selection of even higher importance.
‘We want to find the best solution to drive those running costs down. All Lumex products are backed by a seven year warranty with a select range of products offering an installed warranty program that provide clients with peace of mind in dealing with a company that can deliver performance, support and innovation.”
Build Australia Magazine – October Issue