Specialist Cars, Stevenage
- Lamp efficacy
Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).
- Ballast classification
Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).
- Luminaire distribution
Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.
- System efficacy
Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).
- Presence/absence detection
Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.
- Daylight detection
Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.
- Constant illuminance
A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.
- Task-scene setting
Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.
- Timed off
Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.
- Task lighting
Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.
- Zoning of lighting
Zoning of lighting
Lighting is zoned according to area use.
- Maintenance schedule
Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.
- Waste light
Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.
Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.
- Visible smart metering
Visible smart metering
Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.
Twin industrial Pop Packs light Specialist Cars' new workshop
Thorn twin Popular Pack fluorescent luminaires have been installed at the authorised BMW dealership’s new Aftersales workshop. Specialist Cars Stevenage has very strict quality control standards. To help keep them up, Thorn twin Popular Pack fluorescent luminaires have been installed at the authorised BMW dealership’s new Aftersales workshop.
The fittings, mounted on trunking, employ wide reflectors and high frequency electronic ballasts to achieve a lighting performance level of 500 lux with maximium efficiency.
The workshop, like a normal garage, is equipped with hydraulic vehicle lifts, diagnostic tools and tyre bays, except that it is clinically spotless, from the terracotta tiled floor to beam ceiling. Trained technicians much appreciate the comfort of flicker free light and good colour rendering from the 70W tri-phosphor lamps.
The new Aftersales Centre provides the service and expertise you would expect from BMW, including a "service while you wait" offer and MOT testing. It also has an automated parts storage and retrieval system, maximising space and improving parts availability.
The installing electrical contractors were Design Selectric on behalf of Barter Male Associates.