Environmental benefits and energy savings for discharge lighting from Fluoresave New Zealand

By: Fluoresave  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Lighting, Energy Saving, Fluorescent Lighting

fluoresave is a microprocessor-controlled, energy saving unit for standard magnetic ballast fluorescent and other discharge lighting such as sodium, mercury and metal halide, which saves power consumption by up to 30%+ with an imperceptible effect on light levels.

Fitted at or near the main distribution board, the fluoresave units are easily installed into existing lighting circuits and no modification is required to the existing light fittings.

fluoresave has a proven performance and reliability record around the world since 1996, significantly cutting energy bills and delivering a payback in 1-2 years depending upon the unit price paid for power and the hours that the lighting is run. Documented cases show savings ranging from 20% to 52%.

The fluoresave unit supplies mains voltage for ignition. The unit allows a short time delay period for lamp warm-up to ensure stable operation of the lights, before switching to a lower energy saving voltage. Each unit comes factory set to reduce the voltage by 15% for maximum savings, however for certain types of lamps a 12.5% or 10% reduction may be selected. Single or multiple lighting circuits and mixed lamp types can be controlled by a single fluoresave unit making it very versatile and economic to install.

When fluoresave switches to Energy Saving Mode, it reduces the voltage by way of a step-down on the transformer. fluoresave does not in any way interfere with the sine wave thus it generates no harmonics.

During operation, fluoresave continuously monitors the variation in the output of the current and mains voltage. When additional lights within the circuit are switched on, fluoresave will revert back to mains voltage for ignition and wait for the current to stabilize before returning to the Energy Saving Mode.

If for any reason a fault occurs with the fluoresave unit, it automatically cuts itself out of the circuit delivering mains power to the lighting network. The fluoresave unit is fitted with status indicator lights to indicate when the unit is in Energy Saving Mode or to indicate any fault condition.

Independent electrical auditors have tested fluoresave in the workplace and compared power consumption before and after connection of fluoresave. Using 39 x 40 watt fluorescent lamps, the auditors confirmed that the current required to operate the lamps was reduced by more than 35% with little discernable loss in lux levels.

Experience of fluoresave users in many buildings with varying lighting types have shown savings of 30% and more when applied to fluorescent lighting and 20% and more when used with other discharge lighting. fluoresave will not make worthwhile savings when used with high frequency lighting or lighting controlled by an electronic ballast.

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Government, industry, business, commerce, hospitals, educational establishments and the retail sector are all high users of fluorescent and other discharge lighting. fluoresave offers an enormous opportunity to simply and decisively reduce unnecessary energy consumption and its associated costs, sending the cost savings straight to the "bottom line".

fluoresave reduces the energy to operate fluorescent and other discharge lights, which reduces the impact on the environment.

By reducing the voltage to the lamps fluoresave reduces their running temperature, thus extending their life considerably. This has a valuable impact on lamp replacement costs and on the environmental impact of lamp disposal.

Keywords: Discharge Lighting, Energy Saving, Energy Saving Unit, Fluorescent Lighting, Lighting, Power Consumption,