In partnership with Q Sustain Ltd and Network Rail, Designplan Lighting upgraded the platform lighting at Birmingham New Street station to energy saving LED using our retrofit gear trays .
The new LED retrofit option has reduced power consumption to 30W, enabling a 40W/57% saving in energy per luminaire.
As the luminaires are operational for 24 hours a day throughout the year, annual operational energy consumption is down from 613 kWh to 264 kWh per luminaire.
The carbon emissions for each modified luminaire are 56 kg CO2e per annum. In total, the operational carbon emissions for all 891 platform luminaires is now 50 tonnes CO2e every year – a significant reduction from the 117 tonnes generated by the old T5 and T8 fluorescent versions.
Embodied carbon savings
The total embodied carbon saved is 163 tonnes of CO2e. This carbon saving is the equivalent to 165 flight journeys between London and New York per year!
Due to the existing high-quality luminaire bodies, it was possible to replace the gear trays only and refurbish the bodies in-situ. This lowered the embodied and operational carbon considerably. Replacing the light engine of the existing luminaire, and not the full body of the fitting, also saved significant time on-site.
Replacing the light engine of the existing luminaire, and not the full body of the fitting, also saved significant time on site.
*Using the ‘Carbon factor for Electricity’ in the UK (revised in January 2022).
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