Thorn's Gateshead scheme wins prestigious energy saving award
Thorn’s scheme for Gateshead Council’s Civic Centre offices won the category for Indoor Workplaces. The original installation of over 4,000 power hungry 40W fluorescents was replaced with modified Cinqueline SR luminaires, using 14W T5 "daylight” lamps, dimmable electronic ballasts and built-in lighting controls. Lighting load dropped 68%.
"The response far exceeded expectations and reflects the dramatic impact of evolving energy efficiency lighting schemes across a diverse range of sectors and applications,” said LIF President Peter Denny.
"Great inroads are being made by the lighting industry with new technologies, available which bring significant benefits in contributing towards building a low carbon economy. A low carbon economy can only be achieved by the refurbishment of existing buildings with modern lighting schemes."
The conferment of this award is the strongest endorsement of Thorns’ key strengths in lighting engineering and energy management, and, not least, in the ability of the new Spennymoor factory to design and manufacture custom products.
For decades, the awards were the most coveted and keenly contested lighting competition in the UK, with Thorn winning 12 top prizes. Now it’s Lucky Thirteen.