Following a lighting upgrade using Zadora downlights from the Philips Trade LED Solutions range, Hoebridge Golf Centre has reduced its lighting electrical load by
Using a mixture of halogen and compact fluorescent luminaires, the lighting at Hoebridge Golf Centre in Surrey was decidedly under par when it came to energy efficiency. So, to reduce costs and carbon footprint, Hoebridge worked closely with Philips Lighting to find a better solution.
High efficiency LED fittings were clearly the most cost-effective way forward, as they would deliver instant energy savings with a fast return on investment. Consequently the decision was made to install Zadora downlights using GU10 MASTER LEDlamps in the reception area, clubhouse and gymnasium. Compact fluorescent downlighters in the pro shop were also replaced with LED fittings.
This solution – replacing 50W halogen lamps with 7W LED lamps and 20W halogen lamps with 4W LEDs – gave an immediate energy saving of around 90%. It has also helped the club reduce its maintenance costs, as MASTER LEDlamps have an average life of 45,000 hours – over five times as long as the halogen lamps previously used.
Just as importantly, the new lighting has maintained similar light levels while creating a pleasant and even wash of light across the spaces.
"The new lights have certainly made a vast improvement in the clubhouse," observed General Manager Mike O'Connell. "Previously we were forever replacing light bulbs and the lighting was fairly inconsistent around the building. The new lights give off a much whiter and more consistent light into every corner of the clubhouse," he continued.
"We are extremely pleased with how the lights look and the improvements they have made. And with the lamps being low energy they help to reduce our carbon footprint. We are looking forward to making a large reduction in energy costs thanks to the new lights," Mike O'Connell concluded.