The Next leadership team identified an opportunity to make significant energy savings by upgrading the lighting installations in existing stores to LED technology, replacing MR16 halogens, ceramic-metal-halide lamps and compact-fluorescent lamps.
The customer was looking for a reliable solution providing superior light quality, including high CRI and lumen maintenance. Next also wanted future-proof technology, to take account of the quickly-evolving and developing LED market, and this pointed towards the use of replaceable LED modules.
Next specified GE Lighting’s Infusion LED modules (see image) to be incorporated into Luxonic LED Twin Gimbal luminaires, Luxonic LED Window Lights and Luxonic LED Modular Trough luminaires. Luxonic specially developed the luminaires to run the LED modules correctly, and focused a great deal of attention to engineering detail, in order to meet Next’s requirements.
According to GE, the team at Next was “wary of unsubstantiated LED performance claims” and was assured by the “extensive test data available for the Infusion LED module, supporting its long-term performance promise.”
"Making an informed decision about an LED system is currently very difficult as there are numerous products being sold on the market with varying performance claims," explained a spokesperson at Next.
The refurbishment looks set to result in an overall 40% energy saving for Next.