Aura Light LED luminaires improve environment for extra care residents

Dec. 9, 2015
Witton Lodge Extra Care Facility is one of the latest properties to receive outstanding energy savings since its installation of Aura Light’s high performance LED luminaires.

Aura Light worked with funding agency, Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC to install its IQ 4150 LED luminaires with integrated presence detectors throughout the facility to optimise the lighting and energy efficiency and reduce the facility’s carbon footprint.

As part of the Witton Lodge Community Association, based in Birmingham, the Extra Care Facility is funded by the Regional Housing Board and Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC to provide innovative approaches to private sector housing services. This encouraged the decision to convert the lighting scheme to LED to offer improved and sustainable light for its residents.

Shruti Gonglore of Catalyst Mutual CIC commented “We found Aura Light to be the best fit for the needs we had in improving the energy performance of the Extra Care Facility at Witton Lodge. Replacing all of the 2D lamps with LED provided a 50% energy saving and the incorporation of occupancy sensors increased this even further. Another important factor was the life expectancy of the product.”

Aura Light’s IQ 4150 15W LED luminaires offer exceptional energy savings due to the much lower wattage when compared with traditional lamps, with the added benefit of the adjustable high frequency motion sensors. These are discreetly built into the luminaire to detect presence up to 10m to increase or reduce the light levels as needed, with the ability to adjust the time delay, range, sensitivity and lux levels dependent on the requirements and conditions of each installation.

Comprising 96 LED chips, the Aura IQ 4150 luminaire offers excellent uniform illuminance for wall and ceiling mounted indoor applications, including stairwells, offices and circulation areas. Housed inside an impact resistant polycarbonate fitting the luminaires can also provide an efficient light source for outdoor schemes. The design of the luminaires allows easy installations on uneven surfaces.

The LED technology of the IQ 4150 makes it possible for the luminaire to ignite fast and reach maximum light levels immediately regardless of the ambient temperature, making them much more beneficial than traditional fluorescent or HID lamps. Aura Light’s LED luminaires also offer a longer life of 50,000 hours which eliminates the need for frequent maintenance and replacements and come complete with a five year guarantee.


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