Nowadays there is a LED revolution in the lighting segment. In terms of energy efficiency LED luminaires are the most promising, as they can significantly reduce the energy costs, have high luminous efficiency and longer service life as compared to traditional light sources.
How to choose the most cost-effective methods for improving water quality
Agricultural run-off can contain pesticides, sediment particles and nitrates and is a major threat to the health of the sea. Although there are policy frameworks to reduce run-off water, they often don’t clearly explain how to maximise benefits. A new study provides an economic framework that prioritises methods based on their cost-effectiveness, which could help policymakers to reduce the pollution of marine ecosystems. Agricultural run-off can contain pesticides, sediment particles and nitrates, and is a...
Lighting the way for disinfection - Case study
Pharmaceuticals manufacturing involves the handling of powders and volatile, flammable solvents such as iso-propanol. Consequently there is every opportunity for explosive atmospheres to form. Where this is the case, the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require that new equipment and protective systems must be selected on the basis of the requirements set out in the EU ATEX Directive (Directive 94/9/EC) and enshrined in the Equipment and Protective Systems for Use in Potential...
What are the true costs of rising sea levels?
A simple relationship between sea level rise and the massive potential costs of future coastal flooding has been established by scientists in Germany. As sea levels rise, thedamage to human economies rises even faster.And as sea levels rose by an estimated 14cms in the last century, and could rise by up to 130cms in this century, the coastal cities of the world could face huge bills for storm and flood damage, or for investment in coastal defences. Either way, global warming and attendant sea level rise −...
Wafer Thin UV System Lights The Way
The long awaited ‘Wafer’ design was unveiled in October at Piscina & Wellness in Barcelona, and it comes as no surprise that this revolutionary new range has already had an enormous impact within the wet leisure industry. The inclusion of chemical-free UV disinfection is now becoming standard practise for many aquatic facilities worldwide. UV systems protect against chlorine resistant micro-organisms and reduce combined chlorine levels, which are the cause of unpleasant smells, red eyes, asthma,...
Perimeter Fence Lighting Power Generating Station Gains Security with Solar
Project Summary End User:Power Generating Station in Southwest US Lighting Agent:R.C. Lurie Company (Lighting Design) Project Scope:Independently powered (solar) lighting systems for perimeter fencing surrounding a power generating station located in the Southwest US Product:Carmanah EverGEN 1530 solar LED lights Other Benefits: Approximately $2 million (USD) saved in installation costs as a result of choosing solar over hardwired systems No trenching/cabling required close to protected area Freedom...