Marketplace

  • Naturesave Insurance Ecohouse for the Homeless
    Naturesave Insurance

    Environment Times is raising money for the homeless by creating a 'virtual ecohouse'. Naturesave Insurance is one of the donors. They write: "Naturesave Insurance is a leading UK green and ethical insurance provider providing cover for homes, business, charities and community organisations across the UK. We have been recommended by Ethical Consumer and awarded the top ethical rating for insurance by The Good Shopping Guide.

  • Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group Water
    Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group

    Easing the cost of phosphorous removal in AMP7 How will you ensure accurate dosing of chemicals? by Bruce Quilter, Sector Specialist - Industrial & Environmental, WMFTG

    Treatment chemicals are the largest cost to water companies. Chemical use lies at the forefront of cost-saving plans as the water industry in England and Wales enters the new regulatory asset management period (AMP7). They also carry a heavy embedded carbon footprint due to the scale of production and transportation they represent.

  • Milestone Design Ltd Ecohouse for the Homeless
    Milestone Design Ltd

    Britain's first producer of totally green kitchens of recycled content, all the way from Ilkley West Yorkshire

    Environment Times is raising money for the homeless by creating a 'virtual ecohouse'. Milestone Design is one of the donors. They write: "Our first faltering steps into eco design began in 2006 when our directors, Julian and Jan Richards, were sat at home treating themselves to the odd gin & tonic or two(ish). At some point of the evening one of them said, "Go on then ... we've been recycling for ages and I've never seen a thing in the shops that's made from the things we recycle.... what CAN we actually buy that's recycled?"

  • Atlas Copco Compressors Water
    Atlas Copco Compressors

    Atlas Copco offers versatile air blower technologies for clean water and wastewater treatment

    Atlas Copco provides a full scope of air blower technologies for the UK water and wastewater sector. All our blowers provide guaranteed oil-free air, reliably and for years on end. They are designed to enable water and wastewater companies to reduce energy costs and lower their total cost of ownership.

v ecohouse button

capsure web button

web mossborough spud field copy

Monday, 26 October 2015 16:14

Virgin uses energy efficient lights for its Pendolino trains

Virgin Trains, one of the UK's largest train operators, has specified Aura Light to provide energy efficient lighting for its Pendolino trains as part of the company's plan to achieve a yearly 2.5% reduction in CO₂ emissions until 2017.

Aura Light3smallEach train within the fleet has been installed with Aura Light's A-LED spotlights in white and blue. Many of the tube luminaires were installed to provide sustainable lighting to the first class and economy carriages, luggage shelves and toilet stalls.

Greg Newport, Customer Systems Manager at Virgin Trains, commented: "With Aura Light's highly energy efficient LED lighting we came to the conclusion that they could provide us with the tools we need in order to achieve these reductions."

He continued, "Not only has the new lighting improved the energy efficiency of the Pendolino trains, but the other overall lighting is a vast improvement compared to the standard of the previous lighting."

The lighting supplied by Aura Light replaced several 20W low voltage halogen and standard fluorescent lamps, each with a poor colour temperature of 2700k. As a result, these traditional lamps did not offer sufficient levels of lighting to the carriages and luggage areas and proved extremely expensive to use across the entire fleet of trains.

By replacing the low-efficiency traditional lamps, Virgin Trains has not only decreased its energy costs but will also reduce maintenance costs by 75% due to an impressive light life of up to 80,000 hours with the Aura T8 Ultimate Long Life luminaire.

Aura Light1Used to light the main aisles of the carriages and toilets stalls, the T8 Ultimate Long Life lighting in 4000k distributes a bright light to offer improved lighting levels across the trains. Accompanied by Aura Light's 2.6W A-LED1 downlights, and 0.8W A-LED2 blue spotlights, the overall energy output of the new lighting scheme is significantly reduced which will ultimately generate considerable monetary and carbon emission savings.

The A-LED lamps were specially designed for the lighting scheme and are used throughout the first class and economy carriages to provide a downlight for the aisles and spotlights for the luggage compartments.

With a colour temperature of 4000k, the aisle downlights match the light levels of the fluorescent lighting to complement the high quality of light distributed throughout the carriages.

The A-LED 2 luminaires have been designed to emit a blue light to illuminate the designated luggage shelves at the end of each carriage, with a low energy output of just 0.8W to ensure that they do not compromise the overall sustainability of the lighting scheme.

Aura Light has many years of experience in manufacturing and supplying sustainable lighting solutions to wide variety of customers and helping them to reduce the costs, energy consumption and environmental impact of their lighting schemes.

Aura Light products include a range of LED and high-performance fluorescent luminaires for industrial areas, outdoor lighting and commercial projects. The company produces long lifetime lighting solutions which can produce energy savings of up to 80%.

www.aura-light.co.uk