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Enigin Partners with HELLA Industries – Efficient, Modular LED Lighting

March 31st, 2016

Enigin WA is proud to announce our partnership with iconic light company HELLA Industries.

The renowned light manufacturer, known for its development of high performance vehicle lights, is a leader in modern LED technology. HELLA’s LED technology combines simplicity with a versatile, modular design for use in transport, commerce and industry. Their variable light systems are a simple idea with nearly endless possibilities.

Enigin and HELLA have come together to take advantage of modular plug-and-play LED lighting technology. The simple plug-and-play process makes installation a breeze, and replacements of lights once installed can be done without the use of professionals.

Eco IndustryLine: a universally usable ceiling light comprising a robust aluminium housing and two autonomous LED modules with an integrated ballast

One of the main advantages of modern LED technology is the reduction in ongoing maintenance issues. HELLA’s LED technology truly shines here because the company guarantees availability and replaceability of their modules for more than 20 years. That means that once the plug-and-play system is installed, the modules may be exchanged to update to the latest technology so that the customer won’t be left wondering if the replacement system will still be around years down the track.

Anyone who runs a business or facility will know that when it comes to lights, 20 years is a long time for maintenance peace of mind!

So what does HELLA offer with their range of lights that the Western Australian market can utilise? It’s simple: street lighting, footpath lighting, car parks, service stations, industrial warehouses… The list goes on.

Eco Streetline range from HELLA comes in a number of versions including Park (1 module), Twin (2 modules) and Case (4 modules). Single modules are rated at 7-40 W each and 600-5,000 lm.

Eco Streetline Square: four self-sufficient modules

One of the available product lines is HELLA’s Eco Streetline range which offers the following advantages:

  • Modular LED system with integrated electronics
  • Technology warranty
  • 5 year warranty on LED modules
  • Average lifetime >12 years (50,000 hours)
  • At least 20 years availability of parts
  • Modular light distribution
  • Variable tilt setting between -15° and +15°
  • Completely pre-fitted, with supply cables and modules
  • Dimming by 50%
  • Built-in overheating protection
  • Maintenance-optimised design

The new HELLA
high bay has been launched at this year’s Light + Building 2016 fair in Frankfurt: the latest high bay technology in an ultra-slim aluminium die-cast housing.

HELLA’s new high bay range offers the following advantages:

  • CLO-technology: constant light output over the entire service life
  • The right lighting for every height
  • No “light-dark” zones as with conventional high bay lights
  • Simple, tool-free installation
  • Minimal or no maintenance
  • 5 year warranty on LED modules
  • Intelligent heat dissipation
  • Resistant against oil, cooling lubricants, vapors
  • Smooth surface without radiators to ensure minimum staining and easy cleaning
  • IP65 protection and IK08 impact resistance (IK10 with optional protective glass screen)
  • Switchable or continuously dimmable (DALI, 1-10V)
  • Thermal separation of driver and circuit board
  • Lumen packages from 14,000 to 30,000 lm (CLO)
  • Homogenous light-emitting surface and unique light distribution technology
  • Luminance efficiency of min. 130 lm/W

Town of Cambridge Sees the Light

February 29th, 2016

Just like new: an LED upgrade at the library and Boulevard Centre in the Town of Cambridge has resulted in an amazing facelift – not to mention energy savings over 64% and annual savings of $19k.

The Town of Cambridge recently contracted Enigin to upgrade 350+ lights at its Library and Boulevard Centre. By replacing the existing light fittings with new LED technology, light levels in certain areas have improved by over 300% and energy consumption has reduced by over 64%, saving close to $19,000 per annum for the council. 

The previous lighting consisted of inefficient fluorescent tube fittings and halogen downlights. Our project improved energy efficiency and reduced maintenance by replacing non-LED lights with energy efficient, longer lasting LED lighting systems.

Lighting control via motion sensors were installed in key areas to assist with reducing the period of time certain lights are switched on. This prolongs the life of the fitting and minimises wastage when the space is not in use.

Enigin managed the project from lighting design through procurement, to installation and commissioning. The client provided excellent feedback on how Enigin handled the project praising the level of management, communication provided, professionalism and installation attention to detail.

We’re very proud to have helped the council and its community “see the light”! 

Lights On At The Convention Centre Car Park! 

January 29th, 2016

Looking to make financial savings in lighting or need to comply with Australian Standards? We did both at once for City of Perth Parking.

One of the key lighting projects Enigin completed in 2015 was an EPCM energy efficient lighting retrofit for City of Perth Parking at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) car park.

The client’s brief was to increase lighting levels to meet Australian Standards while achieving a 60% reduction in power consumption. The lights were required to have a minimum rated lamp life of 80,000 hours which would significantly reduce maintenance costs.

Our project scope included the lighting design, installation and commissioning of 537 dimmable luminaries and sensors in the underground car park and a further 39 in the external car park.

We chose AREX induction lighting technology coupled with motion sensors. Not many people know about induction lights, but they’re actually a very mature technology – and in the right applications, a very effective one. They operate in a similar way to a fluorescent life but there’s no electrode – meaning high efficiency and fewer parts to break or wear down.

Compared to the majority of current LEDs, induction lights last up to twice as long. Most LEDs last approximately 50,000 hours compared to induction lamps’ 100,000 hours!

Not only do induction lamps last longer, they maintain their performance (lumen output) significantly better than both LEDs and high intensity discharge (HID) luminaries as shown below. This equates to lower ongoing maintenance costs and replacement costs.

Induction compared to other common lights: performance ratings over time
(Source: Access Fixtures 2014)

Unlike metal halide lights, induction lights can also be easily switched on and off as they do not require a cooling period before restarting after a blackout or switch-off. This responsiveness means that they are dimmable, reducing energy consumption and costs through the use of sensor-controlled luminaires.

At the Convention Centre, each new induction light is linked to strategically placed motion sensors which activate the light from its 50% dimmed state to 100% brightness which significantly reduces wasted energy when no movement is detected. Dimming the lights when full brightness is not required saves energy and costs. The external lights are timer-controlled which shuts them off during daylight hours.

Enigin’s project has increased light (lux) levels at the car park to comply with Australian Standards while delivering energy savings and CO2 reductions in excess of 61%. Financial savings will be even greater because of lower maintenance costs with the induction technology providing an 85,000 hour (L70) operating life.

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