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Lit up: an LED lighting field trial by The Energy Saving Trust

Lit up field reportLit up is the Energy Saving Trust's field report on LED lighting, in which more than 4,000 light fittings were tested in communal areas of social housing.The report reveals that LEDs can bring better light brightness, colour and distribution, and can offer significant reductions in energy and maintenance costs, particularly in areas where lighting is on for 24 hours a day.


Download the Lit Up field report here

HEA – Guiding Light on Working Practices

When highways electrical work is required around areas such as traffic islands, there is an immediate foreseeable risk due to the reduced space available.

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ELC Supports the Parliament’s Vote for Tougher EU Energy Saving Rules

On 28 February 2012 the European Parliament voted for stronger, binding rules on energy efficiency. The European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC), which has partnered on this initiative with The Coalition for Energy Savings, fully supports the whole compromise package as energy efficiency is crucial for Europe's economy and citizens.

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LED Tick Logo Launched by the HEA

The Highway Electrical Association (HEA) has launched an LED tick logo to give clients, specifiers and purchasers confidence when considering highway electrical LED products.  The logo has been created exclusively for HEA-HEMSA Members.

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500W Rule - Lighting Authorities Urged to Respond

The National Measurement Office (NMO) has responsibility for the Electricity (Unmetered Supply) Regulations 2001, covering the provision of an unmetered supply. They have now published an informal consultation on their draft guidance in relation to the so called “500W rule”.

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A Patient Approach with KNX

A care home for people with advanced dementia is giving some control back to elderly patients thanks to KNX intelligent building protocol provided by Electrak, a member of KNK UK.

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Institution of Lighting Professionals Opposes ‘Flawed’ Street Lighting Switch-Offs

The last few weeks have seen considerable debate in the press, media and on television about the increasing number of Local Authorities who are turning their street lights off. As the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) we have our own concerns about these policies, which generally take one of three forms.

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