Residential and Commercial sector lighting has a large draw on energy resources, accounting for 25% and 40% respectively of total energy use. In a world of diminishing energy reserves, efficiency in lighting plays a major role in slowing the demand on these finite resources.
Whilst lighting is of great importance to industry, commerce and the general wellbeing of earth’s human inhabitants, greater innovation is being applied to lighting development than most other energy use sectors. Now beyong community pressure or encouragement, Governments now legislate levels of reduction in lighting energy consumption because it is a visible commodity. Yet much would be made of degradation to the amenity of public lighting if it was to be switched off or dramatically reduced. Some would argue that law and order would suffer if public lighting was curtailed. Therefore More Light – Less Power is the future.
The lighting industry has done more over the past ten years to arrest the trend of energy over-consumption that over the previous 100 years, with the introduction of energy efficient lamps such as the T5 Fluorescent, Induction lamps, LED’s and smart controls.
Intralux Australia has a heavy commitment as a product developer in ensuring environmental impact is minimised and sustainability remains a priority. Being a product design and manufacturer, our ability to influence the outcomes are considerable. Everything from minimizing the factory footprint for manufacturing, to raw material selections enabling near 100% recycle; enhances the sustainable nature of our product contribution to the community at large. Products with a life expectancy of 20 years + that are both maintainable and upgradable further reducing the need for unsustainable frequent product replacement, which has become the ‘norm’ with low cost inferior products.