The lighting has helped to transform Level 12 whilst making significant energy savings and reducing our maintenance costs through greatly extended lamp life.”
-Tower 42’s Building Services Manager John Gentry
With overheads being high in London, an energy-efficient lighting solution would help to keep costs low and reduce maintenance. Therefore, the new lighting would need to be optimized for the environment, the occupants, and the tower owner. Tower 42 evaluated a number of options for lighting on level 12, weighing up energy performance and life cycle costs.
LED lighting came out on top. Philips created a mock-up of all the proposed lighting solutions, which met all of Tower 42’s criteria. Chosen for its comfortable ambience, Philips Savio was installed as the main light, customized with an LED bulb. Compliant with all office norms, this fixture creates a bright clean white and uses minimal energy.
Additional light came from LuxSpace LED, which was installed in circulation areas. The bright, glare-free light creates a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere, and delivers a 50% energy saving. The new office lighting is controlled by a Philips Light Master Modular system. This control unit saves even more energy, by dimming the lights when rooms are empty, or when there is sufficient natural light in each room. Occupants can also control lights manually via remote control.
Level 12 of Tower 42 has been revitalized with clean, uniform light. In addition, the new fixtures and lighting control systems are bringing significant savings in energy and maintenance.