Fremlin Walk car park achieves 76% reduction in lighting energy usage with LED upgrade
APC Lighting undertook a full lighting upgrade throughout the multi-storey car park at Maidstone’s premier retail location, Fremlin Walk. This resulted in a £30K energy cost saving per year and aesthetic improvements to the car park lighting.
APC Lighting was appointed by the car park’s facilities management operator Indigo to design a suitable lighting scheme which maximises energy reduction during its busy operating periods. It was necessary to offer a solution which introduced automatic occupancy sensing and dim-down functionality, in addition to improving light levels and uniformity of light throughout the car park. The scope also included the replacement of an emergency lighting monitoring system.
APC Lighting secured the contract in a competitive tender process by demonstrating the best overall value and product solution.
The existing lighting scheme consisted of 642 light fittings, split equally between a mixture of single and twin lamp 58W fluorescent IP65 vapour proof fittings, none of which had any automatic controls. APC Lighting’s design team offered an LED alternative which simplified the scheme using a 28W IP65 Barat fitting from Northcliffe Lighting, which included integrated occupancy sensing and step-dimming functionality.
The new emergency lighting monitoring and reporting system is a DALI networked Liteplan Monitor-PRO DALI emergency operating system. The Monitor-PRO system gathers data from DALI compliant emergency lighting control gear and presents it in a graphical user interface, which can be viewed on an tablet or computer. The system will graphically display any faults in the emergency lighting and send reports to chosen email addresses. Sites can be remotely managed and rectification works can be carried out when required and with haste, saving costs for the customer.
As a result of the upgrade the client achieved a 76% reduction in lighting energy usage, which translates into a £30K energy cost saving per year and a reduction of 148 tCO2 per year.
John Hatt, Contracts Director, APC Lighting
This was a complex project requiring a detailed and yet flexible approach to optimise savings and minimise disruption to public areas