Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Philips chosen as the LED lighting supplier for Zero Energy


October 12, 2012


Philips chosen as the LED lighting supplier for the Zero Energy House project

Auckland, New Zealand – As a global leader in LED lighting, Philips has been chosen as the LED lighting supplier for the Zero Energy House[1] project.

The Zero Energy House, owned by Auckland couple Jo Woods and Shay Brazier, is being built in Point Chevalier using careful design and solar power. Zero Energy means that, over the course of a year, the house will generate as much energy as Shay and Jo will use. At times they will generate more energy than they need, and will use a grid connection to sell this surplus energy back to their electricity company.

Jo and Shay chose Philips’ lighting products for the house because the extensive range of Philips Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) met all of their lighting design requirements. The lighting for the house has been designed so that each area is lit according to its specific needs, which means that the right amount of light is delivered to make each area work as it should. The targeted lighting design strategy also meant that the number of energy efficient lights and the power of these lights was carefully considered, reducing both the cost of installing the lights in the house and also reducing the ongoing cost to operate them.

The lighting is a mix of Philips LED bulbs, SmartBright LED downlights, and Ledino LED fittings. All of the light bulbs in the house are from the Philips Master LED range, which come in a variety of types to suit different fittings, and provide long lifetimes of around 25,000 and 40,000 hours. The 18 SmartBright LED downlights in the house last up to 15 years[2] and use integrated LEDs in an all-in-one design which eliminates the need for bulb replacement. Three stylish Ledino wall lights have also been installed with an expected lifetime of 20 years.

“Philips is delighted to have been chosen as the lighting supplier for the Zero Energy House. The LED bulbs used throughout the house consume around 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to five times longer than compact fluorescent bulbs[3]. While LED bulbs and fittings cost more than incandescent options up-front, their efficiency means that the savings in your power bill over their long lifetimes are much higher[4],” says David Procter of Philips Lighting.

One aspect of lighting in the Zero Energy House which highlighted the efficiency of LEDs was the replacement of the standard halogen bulbs that came with the kitchen rangehood.

“Those two halogen bulbs would have consumed almost twice as much energy than the rest of the kitchen lighting combined, so we replaced them with LED bulbs with comparable light intensity and quality, from the Master LED range,” says Zero Energy House owner Shay Brazier.

“Zero Energy Housing makes financial sense for New Zealanders. The long-run economic benefits are already clear, and as energy prices continue to rise, the benefit of investing in energy saving measures like LED lighting will become even more so. This project has also proven that Zero Energy Housing is an achievable solution, using builders and architects who have never done it before.”

For more information about the Zero Energy House, and to see a video about the house’s lighting, visit www.zeroenergyhouse.co.nz

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Crown Accounts: Government Ekes Out Six-Month Surplus Of $9M

The New Zealand government eked out a tiny surplus in the first six months of the fiscal year as growth in domestic consumption lifted the goods and services tax take, while uncertainties over the Kaikoura earthquake costs meant expenses were less than expected. More>>

ALSO:

Almost 400 Jobs: Shock At Cadbury's Dunedin Factory Closure

Workers at Cadbury in Dunedin are reeling after learning this morning that the iconic Cadbury factory is to close, with the loss of almost 400 jobs... “The company had reported it was doing well and this has come out of the blue,” says Chas. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: Boards Of Inquiry For Auckland Roading Projects

Boards of Inquiry have been appointed to decide on two significant Auckland roading projects in a move which will get a decision by the end of the year, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Three Months On: Quake Reciovery In Kaikōura And Elsewhere

Three months after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on 14 November, encouraging recovery progress is being made in affected communities. More>>

ALSO:

Jetstar, Qantas For Govt Transport: Government Still In Talks With Air NZ

The government is still negotiating with national carrier Air New Zealand in a cross-agency air travel contract that will add a number of new airlines to the list of approved flyers. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news