Hertfordshire County Council

16th May 2019

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Luceco and Oakray have recently provided energy efficient LED lighting solutions for prominent buildings within the Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) Estate including a major office lighting upgrade at HCC’s Farnham and Robertson House Buildings in Stevenage. Constructed in the late 80’s Farnham and Robertson are conveniently located in the commercial area of Stevenage providing office facilities for HCC staff and partners.

The extensive open plan office facilities in both Farnham and Robertson were originally lit with 55 WPL compact fluorescent luminaires. To meet their objectives, Hertfordshire County Council required a lighting refurbishment where significant cost savings and return on investment could be demonstrated, energy efficiencies made to lower CO 2emissions and a total reduction in maintenance. Hertfordshire County Council also recognised the benefits of good lighting and providing ambient surroundings that stimulates a feeling of wellbeing and motivation in the workplace. Therefore, a greatly improved lit environment for inhabitants of the buildings was required.

Luceco was chosen by Oakray as the LED luminaire supplier due to the diversity of the product range, both internal and externally and the dramatic reduction in energy consumption, particularly with the use of LuxPanel luminaires in the open plan areas. Installed by Oakray, LuxPanels from Luceco offer a unique design, the high efficiency Backlit panels has a completely frameless appearance and boasts a market leading efficacy of 147 luminaire lumens per watt. Quick and easy to install with a “plug and play” driver, LuxPanels have the additional benefit of 13% extra visible light when compared with other LED panel luminaires and provide 50,000 hours of maintenance free life. These qualities allowed for a sizeable reduction in the number of fittings helping to provide additional ROI to the project. Platinum Downlights were installed in corridors and circulation spaces providing an ideal retrofit replacement for compact fluorescent luminaires, offering running cost savings of up to 80%.

Quoted as being one of the leading M&E providers in their sector, Oakray, based in Enfield, is committed to researching innovative solutions with a philosophy of continuous improvement with particular emphasis on cost effective, environmentally friendly installations. Facilitating the relationship between Luceco and Hertfordshire County Council, Oakray are responsible for mechanical & electrical maintenance of over 300 sites, with over 50 sites in the process of LED lighting refurbishments.