Newsom Place

Car park lighting upgrade

Newsom Place is a sought-after residential scheme on the redeveloped Oaklands College site in a prime position in St Albans, located just a few minutes walk to the city centre. The city is popular with commuters, with excellent links to London and Luton Airport.

Despite the very high standard of the development, residents at Newsom Place and their property managers had become increasingly unhappy that their car park lighting had become outdated and now posed a potential risk to health and safety; maintenance costs were exorbitant and the failing system was no longer fit for purpose. The client was also holding a quotation running into thousands of pounds for urgent emergency lighting repairs that were needed to bring the car park up to current requirements.

The maintenance team had done their best to repair the system but the task was never-ending, so property managers Remus Property contacted Future Lighting for help. We promptly arranged a survey and supplied an analysis of the existing lighting systems.

Problem areas identified were:

  • High wattage lighting with associated high running costs
  • Poor means of control
  • Many failed units resulting in a poorly maintained feel
  • Failing emergency lighting installation
  • Mix of lamp types and poor colour matching

Challenges included:

  • Utilisation of the existing wiring to prevent major cosmetic damage.
  • Designing a lighting scheme that would complement rather than detract from the original design of the building.
  • Avoiding disruption to the car park, residents and their visitors.

BUILDING TYPE

CAR PARK

NUMBER OF SPACES

100+

TECHNOLOGY USED

LED

MONEY SAVED

£6,500.00 PER ANNUM

As a result, we proposed a direct replacement LED fitting with integral occupancy & light level detection and were delighted to be commissioned to assist with the design and build of a new, energy-efficient lighting scheme that would replace the existing system while still complementing the original design of the building.

The first steps were to build a custom-made system and provide a free trial. Residents were given the opportunity to look at the proposed installation and choose a preferred colour. Warm white 3000k was chosen and the new design began to take shape.

Future Lighting’s Solution

Car park, plant and refuse rooms

  • Removal of all existing 140 Watt fittings
  • Direct replacement with 18W LED fittings complete with integral occupancy detectors and emergency facility
  • Removal of all existing outdated control methods Lighting for the 100+ space car park was completed in less than two days without disruption to the building, its internal or external decor or any impact on residents.

New LED lights pay for themselves with the money saved each year

The savings made are hefty. The lighting upgrade totalled £6,530 and will reduce energy costs from £6000.00 to £180.00 per annum. Both Remus Property Management and the Newsom Place residents were delighted to discover that their return on investment (ROI) will only be 13 months. In addition Future Lighting has given a five-year guarantee on the refurbishment and FREE ongoing maintenance.

CO2 SAVED(T)

181

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

13 MONTHS

COST SAVING CALCULATIONS
ENERGY / COST SAVING
CALCULATION
PREPOST
Cost per kWh0.14p0.14p
Watts used (ph)5522758
Lights “ON” per day (hrs)242
Voltage230230
ELECTRICITY USED £’s
PREPOST
Day£0.77£0.10
Month£556.62£9.55
Year£6,772.00£116.20
SUMMARY COSTS, SAVINGS AND ROI
COSTSAVINGS
INSTALLATION (parts & materials)£6,500.00
ANNUAL ELECTRICITY SAVED£5,750.00
ANNUAL MAINTENANCE COST (lighting only)£1,000.00
TOTAL£6,750.00
ROI: 13 MONTHS

Notes:
1. Prices are subject to VAT
2. Maintenance cost based on an average of a typical 12 months over a three year period 3. Cost for installation includes for our 5 year maintenance and guarantee cover.
Subject to terms and Conditions.

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