May 3, 2012
LED T8 Linear Fluorescent
SubstiTUBE Basic is the evolution in LED replacement for the traditional T8 18W and 36W fluorescent, working on conventional control gear providing instant-on LED lighting without warm up time. The exchange of starter and the replacement of the lamp is all that needs to be done. SubstiTUBE® BASIC has an homogenous light output and a uniformly diffused 120° light distribution pattern. The BASIC emits no UV, contains no mercury and with the longer average life provides lower maintenance cost whilst still reducing energy consumption by 50%. SubstiTUBE Basic – the simple energy saving solution.
Features and Benefits:
- More than 50% energy savings
- Simple & easy installation
- Very high efficiency
- Long life of 30,000 hours
- Mercury free
- Available in 2 and 4 foot versions
- No UV emissions
- Fits directly into standard T8 fluorescent luminaires
- Uniformly diffused light 120° lighting
- Flexible and robust construction
- CO2 footprint reduced by half
- Meets IEC 62560 safety standard
- Instant switch-on time
For more information on the new LED SubstiTUBE Basic please contact your local John R. Turk Branch
March 20, 2012
Powerspot M / Powerspot XL / Powerspot XXL
A powerful accent lighting spot range for mains voltage tracks, used to illuminate and highlight objects, artwork or a retail display. Unlike other wall lighting techniques, accent lighting is designed to illuminate the object on display only. An effective accent light is aimed at the center of attraction using an angled luminaire mounted about 1 m from the wall. This produces a flattering light about 30 degree from vertical, which is generally agreed to be the best for art and objects.
- Equipped with high-flux PrevaLED® Light Engine replacing classic 50/75 W low voltage halogen or 20/35 W HID lamp spots.
- Average lifetime > 50,000 hours
- High Colour Rendering Index CRI > 90 in warm white (3000K)
- Direct mains connection with universal adaptor to 220–240 V tracks
- Housing colours in matt white and anodized aluminium
- Shop lighting
- Hospitality lighting
December 13, 2011
A report conducted by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) on residential prices within the next three years shows that the estimated growth by 2014 will be approximately 37 per cent in nominal terms for Australia as a whole.
The chart shows the different components that contribute to the percentage increase:
(Source: http://www.aemc.gov.au Australian Energy Market Commission)
Looking at it State by state, here are a few of the results:
Queensland residential electricity prices are forecast to increase by 42 per cent in nominal terms between the base year and 2013-2014.
New South Wales residential electricity prices are forecast to increase by 42 per cent in nominal terms between the base year and 2013-2014.
Australian Capital Territory residential electricity prices are forecast to increase by 42 per cent in nominal terms between the base year and 2013-2014.
Northern Territory As retail prices in the Northern Territory are subsidised by the Government, the report estimates expected movements in the price required to supply electricity to residential customers rather than movements in retail electricity prices. Northern Territory residential electricity prices are forecast to increase by 16 per cent in nominal terms between the base year and 2013-2014.
To see a copy of the full report please click here.
November 21, 2011
U.S. solar tech company, HyperSolar Inc., states it has developed a process for creating natural gas from wastewater using solar power and has filed for a patent of the technology.
The company’s vision is a global-scale supply of solar-engineered natural gas, with huge treatment plants containing hundreds of millions of solar nanoparticles pumping carbon-neutral methane to collection points for distribution to cities and homes.
HyperSolar CEO Tim Young says his company’s nanotechnology breakthrough will replace current natural gas mining techniques, such as fracking.
“With global consumption projected to surpass coal in 2035, natural gas will be the next great fuel. From sunrise to sunset, our proprietary nanoparticles will work in a water based solution to produce clean and environmentally friendly renewable natural gas that can be collected for later use in power plants, industrial plants and vehicles – anywhere and anytime.”
October 31, 2011
Green building regulations are becoming more strict with building owners and even tenants facing potentially massive fines if their office space does not meet environmental standards when leased or sold.
The commercial building disclosure program becomes fully operational from November 1. Under the program, a building energy efficiency certificate will be needed if more than 2000 square metres of office space is sold, leased or sub-leased. This applies to building owners and also tenants who sub-let the space.
Failure to comply may result in fines up to $110,000 for the first day of non-compliance and up to $11,000 for each extra day.
A BEEC (Building Energy Efficiency Certificate) includes:
- A National Australian Built Environment Rating System energy star rating for the building.
- An assessment of tenancy lighting in the area that is being sold or leased.
- General energy efficiency guidance.
Minter Ellison partner Peter George warned that landlords faced impediments under the plan. ”The works will be capital in nature. They will not normally be able to be passed on to the tenant but the tenant will reap the benefit in lower energy costs,” he said.
The consent of existing tenants was required because the work often entailed some disruption. ”Ideally the work should be carried out when the property is not tenanted, but in a multi-tenanted building, the lease terms are very unlikely to line up,” he said.
”Even if the work is done, the tenant’s fit out and general practices can have a big impact on the environmental credentials of the building.”