Blazes Renewables has completed many projects for local councils. These include schools, art galleries, swimming pools, theatres, offices, gymnasiums and leisure facilities. All of these areas benefit from LED and councils often have a carbon reduction policy to which lighting conversion to LED is a great contributor.
LED Lighting for Schools:
On average, lighting accounts for around 50% of a school’s electricity costs. Converting to LED will reduce the lighting costs by up to 70%. So by converting existing traditional lighting to LED could see a school’s total spend on electricity reduced by over a third.
At Blazes we understand the financial pressures being put on schools and we have created a number of payment options which we believe will cover any school’s particular circumstances.
Blazes Renewables is able to offer Schools a number of payment options:
- Outright payment: by cheque or Bank Transfer
- Operating Leases: Where no upfront payment is required and monthly repayments are lower than the monthly savings in electricity costs meaning a positive cash flow contribution.
- Rental Programme: Blazes offers a 60 month rental scheme where Schools can benefit from a full lighting conversion to LED with no upfront payment required and monthly rental payments lower than current lighting costs meaning a positive cash flow contribution from day one of the programme.
LED AND EDUCATION:
A number of studies have been carried out and experiments have been conducted to ascertain the value, if any, to students’ well-being and learning abilities when working under Solid State LED lighting compared to others working under Fluorescent and Incandescent lighting. Blazes Renewables has no means of verifying the accuracy of these claims, and does not endorse them. It is however worthy of consideration and we reproduce the findings of two of these reports below.
“A report by A.T. Kearney and the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association finds evidence that LED Lighting presents an array of health benefits. These include:
- Increased student motivation and commitment;
- Improved concentration and energy;
- “Mood support” in wellness and dining areas;
- A more positive learning environment;
- Greater psychological stability amongst students;
- Reduction in stress and anxiety;”
As a result a trend has begun for recommending that LED be used in Hospitals, Health Centres and Schools. The concept has been dubbed ‘Human Centric Lighting’ (HCL) and refers to the biological and visual impact LED lighting can have on the health and wellbeing of humans.
“A study by Ik-soo Eo and Keum-yeon Choi at Honam University in Korea concluded amongst other things that in test conditions between Fluorescent and LED lighting in a senior school that those working under LED lighting achieved 25% more learning than those under Fluorescent lighting.”
St Peter’s Leisure Centre
Burnley Borough Council have a leisure complex illuminated by a mix of Low Bay (250 W) and High Bay (400) Metal Halide lamps and T8 Fluorescent Tubes. The Council pays ...View Project
"The new lighting has been a great success by enhancing the centres environment and by cutting energy costs and carbon emissions."
Simon Bennett, Burnley Borough Council