Case Study

Thames Eyot

Following on from a full redecoration programme, Sweeting Property Management, which is responsible for maintaining and managing the flats, asked Future Lighting to carry out a site survey to assess the need for a lighting upgrade. The Future Lighting team was delighted to be asked to be a part of the refurbishment project at this luxurious and historic property.
  • Project:
  • Energy efficient lighting scheme
  • Building:
  • Lighting Refurbishment
  • Client:
  • Sweeting Property Management,
  • Instructing Client:
Problem areas identified were:

The main staircases and lobby floors used obsolete switch-start compact fluorescent bulkhead lights with fittings, back plates and diffusers that were no longer fit for purpose. The lights were 10-15 years old and had been constantly repaired. In addition, they were being used as emergency lighting which had now failed all tests and needed replacing.

Challenges included:
  • High wattage lighting with associated high running costs
  • Ongoing high maintenance costs
  • Failed and insufficient emergency lighting
  • Lights on 24/7
Problem areas identified were:
  • Producing a comprehensive overhaul and redesign of all lighting systems.
  • Designing an energy efficient lighting scheme that would not detract from the historic character of the block.
  • Utilisation of the existing wiring to prevent major cosmetic damage
Energy saving
Money Saving
asthetically Pleasing
The works were completed in less than four days without disruption to the building, its internal or external decor or any interruption to residents.

The Future Lighting solution

Future Lighting agreed to replace all compact 35W fluorescent fittings with new 14W LEDs with integral occupancy and light level detectors which will switch on only at dusk and when the building is occupied. The new fittings house dimming ballasts, so during unoccupied periods the lights run at 10% (1.4watts) providing an ambient light level. These areas alone are calculated to save residents a massive 75% plus in wasted energy. The staircases were rarely used, so refitting these areas alone saved energy costs and also eradicated all on-going maintenance issues, saving time and avoiding inconvenience and additional costs.

This included:
  • The removal of all old-style, high wattage light fittings to all lobbies, stairs, reception and communal rooms throughout the building.
  • Replacement of all existing entrance lobby feature lighting for new low energy LED strips.
  • Replacement of staircase lighting for new LED bulkheads with integral occupancy detectors, preventing energy being wasted during unoccupied periods.
  • Replacement of all communal lobby area lights for new retro-fit LEDs
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New LED lights pay for themselves with the money saved each year

We designed, supplied and installed a new energy efficient lighting solution to reduce energy use, ensure lighting is switched on during occupied periods only and eliminate the considerable on-going maintenance costs. In addition Future Lighting has given a five-year guarantee on the refurbishment and FREE on-going maintenance.

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