LED technology lights new engineering workshop


LED technology lights new engineering workshop

Using the latest in energy-saving LED lighting technology, Philips Lighting New Zealand has fitted out the new Pegasus Engineering premises at the Izone Business Park in Christchurch.

Working with Arnold Jensen Electrical, Philips Lighting New Zealand developed a lighting design concept for the workshop and loading bay using the latest Philips LED lighting technology.

“Pegasus Engineering is expanding and hiring more staff. They needed to expand their premises to accommodate a growing company and they wanted the building to have a modernised feel. Through the use of selected Philips LED technology, Pegasus Engineering was able to achieve this, while also reducing maintenance costs”, says Tony Robinson of Arnold Jensen Electrical.

Two different types of Philips Lighting products were used in the new building: Philips Mini 500 LED and GreenPerform LED high bay lighting. These products were selected as they deliver significant energy savings and have low maintenance costs, making a valuable contribution to the business, while reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

The lighting increases visibility, which was a requirement for Pegasus Engineering’s warehouse, in the interests of health and safety. Through precision-controlled optics, the light can be directed exactly where it is needed. There has been very positive feedback from Pegasus staff on the superior lighting levels and reduced glare in the workplace.

“The new lighting will deliver lighting energy savings of nearly 50 percent a year and enable Pegasus Engineering to access EECA subsidies designed to encourage business uptake of energy efficient lighting”, said Allan Stephenson of Philips Lighting New Zealand.

EECA has found that switching to energy efficient lighting provides one of the best returns on investment for companies looking to reduce their energy use.

Pegasus Engineering owner Gavin Lawry says: “Philips took all the hassle out of it for us by providing a complete project solution from start to finish. We are so pleased with the work that Philips has done in the warehouse, we have engaged them to upgrade our office lighting as well.”