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7-11 Malaysia to retrofit 1700 stores with LED

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The 1700 7-11 stores across Malaysia are about to get a lighting facelift. The partnership with GE will see convenience franchise spend near $2Mln on the lighting retrofit, but with estimated savings to be $2.4Mln in Annual Energy Savings.

Under 1 year break even period for this LED Retrofit.

The majority of stores are having linear LED tubes and panel lights to retrofit the existing linear tube lights. Their newer “next generation” stores are fit out with more attractive downlights and PAR30 track lights.

MLB turns to LED Stadium Lighting

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The Seattle Mariners are the first Major League Baseball team to install LED Stadium lighting at their facility. The announcement came last month.

An awesome project involving replacing 579 old Metal Halide lights with 578 LED Stadium Lights. The savings are amazing.

60-70% energy savings.

30X longer life expectancy than the MH lights (3,000hrs to 100,000hrs).

It will also improve light quality, reduce shadows, improve HD broadcast and replay, and reduce glare in the eyes of those outfielders tracking down a pop fly.

Australia LED Stadium lighting and Queensland LED Stadium lighting is slowly gaining traction, but the main obstacle we come up against is a belief in the technology. Barclays, NFL, MLB, College Sports in the US, is this not enough proof in the pudding?

Future Sustainability is installing 16 x1000W LED Stadium Flood lights at an undisclosed Rugby Union field in Queensland (Sunshine Coast) next month. Stay tuned for updates!

Superbowl under LED Stadium Lights for 1st Time

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LED Stadium Lighting makes mark on NFL

For the first time ever, the NFL and the Superbowl will be played under LED Stadium lighting.

The University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona replaced all their old Metal Halide stadium lights (which were 8 years old) with SSL (solid state lighting) LED Stadium lights. This will be the first time LED Stadium lighting has been put on such a grand scale and will be the greatest test for the new technology.

The CREE based lights give 2 times the lumen levels (and 75% energy savings) on the field which should make for extraordinary HDTV slow motion replay capability. The spectator experience, both in the stadium and on TV, will be enhanced and will give credibility to the technology of LED Stadium Lights.

Future Sustainability is currently preparing for the first LED stadium lighting retrofit in Queensland.

Check out our LED Stadium Lights HERE.

LED numbers in India are staggering

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The Indian government is promoting the use of LED light bulbs in homes and businesses by subsidizing them to HALF the cost of a regular incandescent bulb. They are also making the switch in all their nationwide offices.

The reason is because they are a mainly fossil fuel based electricity production nation and they need to reduce their emissions to meet their international commitments.

Changing to LED bulbs in India will save 13% of their current power usage, to the tune of $8 billion US dollars per year. That is enough savings to bring power to 50 million Indian people per year (according to the World Bank there are currently 300 million Indians who still live without power).

Australian lighting schemes in Victoria (VEET) and NSW (EES) have been highly successful to date. Hopefully the Federal government will step up and put together a nationwide Australian LED promotion.

Quick LED Business Case

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Commercial LED is a very popular decision for Brisbane and Queensland businesses.

HERE IS WHY:

100 T8 Fluoro Tubes and 6 Metal Halide Highbay lights on 5 days a week for 12 hours a day costs $5800 per year to run.

100 T8 LED Tubes and 6 LED Highbay lights (all of equivalent or better lumen output) on for the same period of time costs $2300 per year to run.

That is $3500 per year savings for an average business.This LED refit solution takes well under 2 years to break even. High power prices and long business hours make the switch to LED a very viable capital purchase for businesses in Brisbane. LED technology has matured and Future Sustainability ensures a very high quality product you can rely on.

Call or email today to book a complimentary lighting audit and proposal for your business.

LED can GROW your Business

A restaurant in Sweden, called Upper House, has just won a Business Restaurant of the Year Award from a business journal in Sweden, something that i’m sure has filled their reservation book.

A big part of this accolade comes from the restaurants head chef making a decision to grow essential herbs and vegetables IN the restaurant and put them on display.

How do they grow in a restaurant? State of the art LED lighting with a tuned spectrum to promote, and even accelerate plant growth. Throughout the restaurant they have small indoor gardens that use these specially tuned LED Grow lights to produce annise, cumin, chervil, fennel, and beetroot.

Indoor LED Farm

For plant growth, the first stage of photosynthesis is the absorption of light by chlorophyll. Chlorophyll A&B and Carotene are three major elements to affect plant growth. The two ideal wavelengths for photosynthesis are Blue Ray 400-500nm and Red Ray 600-700nm.

Our LED Grow Lights are manufactured by one of the highest quality LED companies in the world and use CREE or Philips LUXEON chips.

Good for the Environment, Good for the Economy. Good for Social awareness. Triple bottom line investment for Australian business owners.

Entertainment LED World gets much Brighter

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Osram, whom are the world’s second largest manufacturer of optoelectronic semiconductors based in Germany, have developed a very cool new LED chip that is aimed at the Entertainment stages of the world.

Their original Ostar Stage LED product has been vastly surpassed with this new chip in terms of brightness, longevity, and size. At only 30% larger, it can produce 260% the brightness. It does so by using a breakthrough in their manufacturing process and the processing of the thin-film layers.

This chip has 4 chips within it with Red, Green, Blue, and White (1.4mm x 1.4mm). They are built to be used in high power stage lights which will give a much more stable, cooler, and digital lighting option for entertainment venues.

This should prove to be a big jump for this type of entertainment and stage LED lighting with other manufacturers likely to follow suit, and Osram to continue to improve upon their already excellent innovation.

LED Stadium Lighting is here

Chelsea Football Club has pioneered the next big jump in high power, high lumen output, and highly technical LED Lighting by becoming the first premiere league stadium to make the switch. Stamford Bridge, a world class football stadium home to the Barclays Premier League leading Chelsea FC, has equipped itself with not only an energy efficient lighting system, but a technologically superior LED lighting system as well.

Designed to give the players, the fans and television broadcasters the greatest experience available including HD super slow-mo, no flicker, and instant on/off with zero warm-up.

The best thing about LED is that it is digital. It can be coupled with a lighting control system that allows amazing ability to adjust light levels of individual lights to give optimal levels. It can also be integrated with DMX software so that the lighting can be used for more advanced requirements like concerts and stage lighting. This way the football club can pre-program lighting shows both before and after the game to build the audience up and get the fans pumped.

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Australia and local councils are still very shy towards LED stadium lighting just due to the lack of case studies. But LED is LED. The product is refined and proven. A good chip, powerful driver, and well designed heatsink is all that is required on any scale. Future Sustainability is currently working with a Queensland Rugby Club to perhaps pioneer LED Stadium lighting in Australia. Our stadium light holds all the characteristics of a top quality LED light including DMX software control. Stay tuned.

 

LED on the Rise

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2014 was a big year for LED sales, production and technology increases. 2015 is due to be even BIGGER.

The 2015 Lighting Industry is set to hit $82.1Bln USD, with LED accounting for $25.7Bln (31%).

The largest market for LED still is Europe, as they are typically global technology pioneers. 23% of the LED market size will be in Europe even thought they have no huge incentives or subsidies. It is due to their high energy prices and willingness to adopt new technologies.

China is close behind with a 21% share of the LED market, but mostly due to the fact that they are the main manufacturer of LED products and there is a domestic cost advantage for supply and market penetration.

Prices will likely continue to become more competitive as demand rises, and manufacturers will be facing a similar situation to solar a few years ago. Those with the best management will be left standing, and those fly by nighters with poor product and service will fall off.

The market of LED in Australia is really becoming more popular. Brisbane LED markets, Gold Coast LED markets, and Sunshine Coast LED markets are all heating up with the technology now passing through the early adopter stage.

 

Grid Feed-In Limiting Device seminar

Supply Partners Grid Feed-In Limiter
Supply Partners Grid Feed-In Limiter

With the recent influx of Commercial Solar interest in the Brisbane Solar and Queensland Solar markets, the obvious issue with our Utility companies is the potential for large scale solar power being fed into their electricity grids.

Where is the problem? Shouldn’t and Wouldn’t they want Free Power? Unfortunately solar power being fed into the grid in certain areas can wreak havoc on power line parameters. Until Energex and Ergon upgrade their infrastructure to be able to handle commercial size solar feed-in, we must limit and block this excess solar being produced (over and above what is being used by the loads of the premises).

Enter the Grid Feed-In Limiting Device (GFLD) and Zero Export Device.

There have been many generations of GFLD’s and the industry has been playing a bit of catch up with requirements.

The Australian Solar Council is hosting a Zero Export and External Grid Protection seminar in Brisbane on Tuesday the 9th of December at the National College of Brisbane. Jeremy Tranter (RPEQ) is an Electrical Engineer that has experience with approval process and specific certification requirements of these types of Inverter Energy Systems.

150kW Supply Partners Grid Feed-In Limiter
150kW Supply Partners Grid Feed-In Limiter

This is a great opportunity to find out the latest information regarding connection requirements, compliance options, suitable protection relays and zero/controlled export devices, and the opportunities for the use of energy storage systems and innovative design solutions to ensure compliance.

All this will give you more firepower when going after projects to achieve positive benefits for the customer and get their project over the line.

WHEN:   Tuesday 9th of December 2014  @  6pm

WHERE: National College of Business – Unit 1, 727 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

Parking is available behind Chalk Hotel via Reid Street.

 

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