The general area lighting in the club rooms consisted of old and inefficient electromagnetic ballast switch start recessed modular fluorescent fittings, sitting in ceiling T bar grids 600 x 600mm and 1200 x 600mm. The light output was very poor, the ballasts were noisy and the cost of running the fittings was particularly high.
Whilst the bar was having a new suspended ceiling installed, we designed a new ceiling grid layout using LED panels providing 3500 lumens per panel at 40 watts of power with 4800K colour temperature. The fittings have a 5 year guarantee and a 1 year on-site warranty with an operating life expectancy of more than 50,000 hours. These plug and play maintenance free light fittings delivered an energy saving of 64% based on old and new kW loadings.
The majority of the fittings were installed into suspended ceilings and a small number were installed into white powder coated steel frame ceiling surface boxes in the bar and concert rooms seating and serving areas. The new lighting has transformed the appearance of the club rooms and the installation overall is helping to reduce day to day operating costs.