Efficiency and renewables

Smart grid initiative officially launched by government

30 October, 2009

The Rudd government officially invited industry bids to transform Australia's energy grid through the Smart Grid, Smart City initiative on 29 October.

Digital lighting controller

26 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Clipsal - by Schneider Electric

The DALI Control BM2600 is a digital lighting controller that utilises DALI - the common language between lighting and control devices to control lighting systems that include electronic ballasts, transformers, LED lights, emergency lights, exit signs, motion sensors, wall switch and touch-screen controls at both system and individual component levels, as well as monitoring their status.

Lighting management software

26 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Philips Dynalite

MapView lighting control software provides scalable, facility-wide lighting control, programming and energy management.

High-output white LED

26 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

The ultra-white colour (5700 to 6500 K) Oslon SSL LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors measures 3 x 3 mm but has a typical luminous efficacy of 100 lm/W, providing the basis for high application efficiency at high currents in applications such as spotlights and ceiling floodlights.

In-ground uplight

26 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Thorn Lighting Pty Limited

Mica Slim is a flexible range of outdoor luminaires that can be installed in the ground or other locations exposed to the elements for accent or guidance lighting.

Nimbus LED light fittings

26 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Koda Lighting

The Nimbus LED.next energy-efficient LED light fittings are claimed to deliver energy savings of up to 70% compared with conventional fluorescent and incandescent lighting and more than twice as energy efficient as low-voltage halogen lighting.

Partnership promotes new solar technology

06 October, 2009

A partnership between Tokyo Electron (TEL) and Oerlikon Solar, announced at the Solar09 conference of the Australia New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES), makes a compelling argument for solar power.

Call to make cities more energy efficient

01 October, 2009

Philips called for action at the global climate change forum to ensure that renovation of existing infrastructure and buildings in cities is accelerated in the battle against climate change.

Electrical power from trees

16 September, 2009

Research from a university in the United States has identified a means to extract electricity from trees that could be put to good use in a number of applications in the future.

Energy management software

02 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

PowerLogic ION Enterprise 6.0 is a complete energy management solution for energy providers and commercial operations, helping cut energy-related costs, avoid downtime and optimise equipment utilisation.

LED downlight multi-dimmer

01 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Brightgreen Pty Ltd

The M-Dim multi-dimmer is a central dimming unit made specifically for LED downlights. It can be wired to several LED downlights so they can all be dimmed simultaneously.

Automated lighting dimmers

01 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Clipsal - by Schneider Electric

The C-Bus Professional and Architectural range of lighting dimmers provides flexibility in commercial lighting applications. The modular and customisable design of the dimmers makes them suitable for a range of small to large applications including restaurants, clubs, hotels, galleries, theatres and retail outlets.

Seamless fluorescent lighting

31 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Osram Australia Pty Ltd

The Lumilux T5 HO Seamless lamps overcome the limits of conventional fluorescent lamps by enabling ‘endless’ strip lighting systems to be created without shadows and with minimal dark zones between two lamps because they need a minimum end-to-end spacing of just 5 mm.

Outdoor lighting

31 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Thorn Lighting Pty Limited

The Adelie is an indirect lighting lantern that combines a ring of 32 LEDs (1.1 W) with a funnel-shaped canopy to create a soft ambience in parks and building surrounds. The lantern is mounted atop a 3 m tapered aluminium column.

Pendant luminaire

31 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Thorn Lighting Pty Limited

The Glacier II range of pendant luminaires offers lighting designers the versatility to create different atmospheres suitable for varied environments, particularly in office and retail environments.

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