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Safety of T8 lamp replacement tubes and modifi ed luminaires

Safety of T8 lamp replacement tubes and modifi ed luminaires

T8 fluorescent tube replacements using LED or T5 fluorescent lamp adaptor technologies are extensively marketed in Australia and New Zealand. These are intended to replace traditional T8 fluorescent tubes either in existing luminaires or in modified luminaires to reduce energy consumption

Pulling off the lighting codes balancing act

Pulling off the lighting codes balancing act

April 2012 – New lighting codes demand careful balance of lux and watts. Brightgreen explores how facility managers can ensure the lighting needs of a facility are met, while complying with all the various codes and guidelines.

Balancing lux & watts

Lux vs. Watts

With the gradual phasing out of 50-watt halogen and incandescent lights over the next few years, business and commercial facility managers have begun to face the dilemma of finding a suitable replacement for the tried and tested 50-Watt halogen that falls in line with the Building Code of Australia’s new regulations of only 5-watts per square metre.

Low voltage halogen lamps will be banned from next year in Europe

Low voltage halogen lamps phase-out

Low-voltage halogen lamps are to begin to be banned from next year under draft legislation drawn up by the European Commission.

12V MR16 lamps are the workhorses of retail, commercial and, increasingly, residential lighting and millions are sold every year in the EU.

But under Ecodesign legislation, ‘poor performing’ versions are to be phased out from next year.

Better-performing versions, such as those with infra-red coatings, can remain until 2016.

Changes to Victoria's Energy Efficiency Target

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET)

The VEET scheme is a Victorian Government initiative promoted as the Energy Saver Incentive. It commenced on 1 January 2009 and is administered by the Essential Services Commission (ESC). The scheme was established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and is administered in accordance with the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008.

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