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Centre Retail Park, Oldham

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  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    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 schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    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.

Thorn Energy Solutions helps Centre Retail Park slash energy by 89%

Centre Retail Park in Oldham has 245,000 sq. ft. of retail space and car parking facilities, with over 1,100 parking spaces. Occupiers include national retailers and restaurant chains, including Boots, Carphone Warehouse, Next, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut.

With the existing car park lighting scheme comprising 45 column-mounted 400W SON luminaires (with 52W gear losses), the site had a dull orange glow. Despite only 60% of the lighting working, it consumed 82,224 kWh per annum, with frequent lamp failures adding to the high operating costs.

In conjunction with Centre Retail Park agent, Savills, and Stroma, a leading authority in meeting energy reduction targets, an assessment was undertaken to determine a suitable replacement. As well as reducing energy consumption and improving lamp lifetime, a crisper light output was required to create an enhanced shopping experience with a greater sense of security.

LED replaces SON

Thorn Energy Solutions specified the Indra 98W road lighting luminaire with Bi power dimming to reduce energy consumption by 50 per cent during nighttime hours.

With its advanced optical performance, Indra offered the highest lumen output and also met the payback requirement of less than four years. Indra also reduces maintenance costs to practically zero, while still achieving the CIBSE requirement of 20 lux for car parks.

The 45 Indra fittings are mounted onto the existing lighting columns, using double-headed units where twin SON fittings had been previously used. The entire scheme is backed by Thorn’s comprehensive 5-year product guarantee for peace of mind.

For more information about Indra, go to www.thornlighting.com/en-gb/indr

About Thorn Energy Solutions

Thorn Energy Solutions provides a comprehensive, hassle-free and commercially feasible turnkey solution for installing energy efficient lighting. Expert knowledge means you can depend on Thorn Energy Solutions for support every step of the way: from your initial energy audit, to the correct product specification to reliable long-term maintenance of your lighting system. For more information about Thorn Energy Solutions, visit www.thornlighting.com/en-gb/services/econtrol