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Carnforth High School
Carnforth High School
Carnforth High School

Lighting Solution Brightens Learning Environment


THE BRIEF:

Carnforth High School is near the coast, on the border of the Lake District it creates a beautiful backdrop to the community within its walls. More importantly, the teaching staff and the students fill the place with a sense of happiness, purpose, enthusiasm and fulfilment. A community school for students aged 11-18, Carnforth High School draws students from local village primary schools and further afield in Lancaster, Heysham and Morecambe.

The school was keen to look at ways to drive down energy consumption and invited ESL to provide an energy efficient lighting solution that could be implemented throughout the whole school. With a number of buildings of various ages the existing lighting varied considerably; this offered a considerable challenge to ESL to provide low energy LED alternatives at the correct colour temperature to ensure consistency throughout, which is essential for a good learning environment

THE SOLUTION:

Having completed many lighting projects for schools over the years ESL had the experience to produce a detailed solution to achieve the school’s desired objectives.
Most of the fluorescent tubes were replaced with either FLUX LED Pririo panels or Flux LED Ovara tubes to provide a high, yet instant and equal output.
The main sports hall and dance studio were particularly challenging, with ceiling heights of approximately 10 metres, it was important to get the correct colour temperature and light level without glare. From the lighting designs created by ESL the best solution was found to be the Flux LED Trayel light.
FLUX LED lamps offer a lifespan of approximately 50,000 hours compared to 8,000 from a traditional fluorescent lamp, and with the ESL 5 year warranty the school was safe in the knowledge that should a light fail ESL would provide a free-of-charge replacement.

THE RESULT:
After completing the project the end result meant that the school reduced their yearly consumption costs from £23,805 to £16,100. Carbon emissions have also been reduced from 129T to 42T with a total reduction of 68% in energy costs.
The school was delighted with the end result and level of service the ESL team provided. The installation of the FLUX LED lamps and fittings meant the school achieved its objectives of substantially reducing its energy costs and carbon footprint while also reducing maintenance expenditure.
With improved flicker-free natural light levels it was found the school benefited from a more uplifting brighter environment for both staff and pupils.
"The savings were more than expected and the upgrade has completely transformed our school" Christine Houghton, School Business Manager.

Highcliffe School
Highcliffe School
Highcliffe School

Lighting Solution Brightens Learning Environment


THE BRIEF:

Highcliffe is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Highcliffe-on-Sea in the town of Christchurch, Dorset. The school originally opened in 1961 in temporary premises until the main building was completed in February 1963. With approximately 1400 pupils it has a dedicated team who are passionate about the power of education to improve lives. 

With the main building being over 57 years old the school was looking at ways to improve the lighting whilst at the same time reduce energy consumption. ESL was invited to provide an energy efficient solution that could be introduced throughout the school. With a number of buildings of various ages and a mixture of lighting technologies, the challenge was to offer an LED solution that was consistent throughout whilst being sympathetic with the colour temperature to match the age of the buildings, but still provide correct light levels. 

The original lighting consumption was approximately 282,822kWh per year providing a hefty annual bill of 
£31,172. With the age of the fittings many were difficult to maintain so ongoing maintenance was difficult and costs found to be high.  

THE SOLUTION:

Having completed over one hundred lighting projects for education facilities, ESL had the experience to produce a solution to meet the school’s objectives.
Many of the Fluorescent tubes were either replaced with Flux LED Ovara tubes or where fitted flush to the ceiling grid, replaced with Flux LED Pririo Low profile panels.
The main hall was a particular challenge, with a ceiling height of approximately 9 meters, it was important to get the correct colour temperature and light level but without the glare that can sometimes be associated with high level lights. From the lighting design created by ESL the best solution was found to be the FLUX LED Helios fitting.
FLUX LED lamps offer a lifespan of approximately 50,000 hours compared to 8,000 for traditional fluorescent lamps, and with the ESL’s 5 year warranty Highcliffe was safe in the knowledge that should a light fail ESL would supply a free-of-charge replacement.
THE RESULT:
After completing the project the end result meant Highcliffe reduced their yearly lighting cost from approximately £31,000 to £12,000. Carbon emissions have also been reduced from 170T to 66T with a reduction of 61% in energy costs.
The school was delighted with the end result and level of service the ESL team provided. The installation of the LED lamps and fittings meant the school achieved its objectives of substantially reducing energy costs, reducing maintenance expenditure and improving the light output to offer an uplifting and brighter environment for both staff and pupils.  
"The light output in the school has improved dramatically and the reduction in our energy costs is significantly noticeable. The overall running of the project by ESL was very impressive, they were not too expensive but still used good quality products. ESL have a good team, we were very pleased with the customer service received. Simon Fuller, School Business Manager. 




St Cuthbert's Catholic High School
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

Lighting Solution Brightens Learning Environment


THE BRIEF:

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School is located on the outskirts of St Helens, Lancashire and affiliated with the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The school was originally opened by the Most Rev. John Carmel Heenan, Archbishop of Liverpool in 1957. With approximately 800 pupils it has a dedicated team who are passionate about the power of education to improve lives. 

The existing lighting consisted of mainly florescent tubes which consumed  45008KW per year as the lights were found to be constantly on during school hours. The tubes were difficult to maintain and ongoing maintenance costs were found to be very high.

With the building being over 60 years old the school was keen to drive down energy costs whilst improving the lighting. ESL was invited to provide an energy efficient solution that could be introduced throughout the school. Due to the age of the building a mixture of lighting technologies had been installed over the years, the challenge was to offer an LED solution that was consistent throughout whilst being sympathetic with colour temperature to match the buildings age, but still provide correct light levels.  

The original lighting consumption was approximately 200kW per year providing a hefty annual bill of £20,000. With the age of the fittings many were difficult to maintain so ongoing maintenance was difficult and costs found to be high.


THE SOLUTION:

Having completed over a hundred lighting projects for education facilities over the years, ESL had the experience to produce a solution to meet the school’s objectives. 
Many of the fluorescent tubes were either replaced with Flux LED Ovara tubes or where fitted flush to the ceiling grid replaced with Flux LED Pririo low profile panels.   
FLUX LED lamps offer a lifespan of approximately 50,000 hours compared to 8,000 for traditional fluorescent lamps, and with ESL’s 5 year warranty St Cuthbert’s was safe in the knowledge that should a light fail ESL would supply a free-of-charge replacement.  

THE RESULT:
After completing the project the end result meant St Cuthbert’s reduced their yearly lighting cost from approximately £20,000 to £7,000. Carbon emissions have also been reduced from 109T to 38T with a reduction of 65% in energy costs. 
The school was delighted with the end result and level of service the ESL team provided. The installation of LED lamps and fittings meant the school achieved its objectives of substantially reducing energy costs, reducing maintenance expenditure and improving the light output to offer an uplifting and brighter environment for both staff and pupils.  
"The school looks totally transformed and we have noticed a significant reduction in our energy costs and maintenance since the installation. Energy Saving Lighting were extremely professional, they have great quality products and were the most cost-effective option for the upgrade"  Paul Magee, School Business Manager.




West Lea School
West Lea School
West Lea School

LED Lights Drive Lower Energy Consumption At West Lea School


THE BRIEF:

To provide the most efficient lighting method possible whilst improving existing light levels and reducing the school’s carbon footprint. West Lea School is a Specialist Sports College caring for pupils aged 4 – 19 with special educational needs located in the London borough of Enfield. The school have a strong dedicated team who provide the pupils with the best opportunities possible to achieve their potential.

In line with its drive to lower their energy consumption, the school contacted ESL, the lighting consultancy partner of Flux LED, to provide more energy efficient lighting throughout the whole school. The existing lighting consisted mainly of fluorescent tubes which consumed a massive 60,109 kW per year as the lights were found to be 1st and 2nd generation and as such highly inefficient, they were also constantly switched on during school hours.

The fluorescent lights were also difficult to maintain and so ongoing maintenance costs were found to be high. The school wanted to remove or hide unsightly wiring and conduit in the main corridor that had built up over the years through changes and technology upgrades.

THE SOLUTION:

Having completed lighting solutions for 100’s of schools, ESL were quickly able to produce a detailed solution to achieve the schools’ desired objectives. ESL also took into consideration a request for new emergency lights throughout and provided a comprehensive solution to address this issue.

The fluorescent tubes and fittings were quickly replaced with FLUX OVARA LED lamps and new fittings to provide a high, yet instant output.

ESL removed the unnecessary wiring and provided a false ceiling grid in the main corridor fitted with flush fitting FLUX LED PRIRIO panels to produce a smooth clean look that the school was after.
FLUX LED lamps offer a minimum lifespan of 50,000 hours which in a school environment would equate to over 10 years maintenance free lights.

THE RESULT:

The result meant that rather than costing West Lea School £6237 a year, their bills were reduced to £1654 per annum. Carbon tons were also reduced to 33T to 9T and a total reduction in energy costs of 73%.

The school were delighted by the results and customer service levels provided by the ESL team. The installation of the new FLUX LED lamps and fittings meant the school achieved its objective of substantially reducing its energy bill and carbon footprint.

The light levels were found to be significantly brighter than the old fluorescent and offered a more natural flicker free light which not only produced lower electrical and maintenance costs but improved light levels considerably offering a more uplifting and brighter environment for both staff and pupils.

We were keen to look at ways to reduce energy costs and after speaking to Enfield Council considered the most cost effective solution was to upgrade our lighting. After contacting a number of lighting companies, the solution and quality of products provided by ESL was the best. Whilst substantially reducing energy and maintenance costs the light output has improved considerably.” Paul Quinn, School Business Manager

Lena Gardens School
Lena Gardens School
Lena Gardens School

Lighting Solution Brightens Learning Environment


THE BRIEF:

Lena Gardens Primary School is a small school located in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.  The school have a strong dedicated team who provide the children with the best opportunities possible to achieve their potential.

The school were keen to look at ways to reduce energy costs and after speaking to other schools in the area, new lighting was considered the most effective solution. Lighting that is at the correct colour and equal consistency through-out is essential for a learning environment.

The existing lighting consisted of mainly florescent tubes which consumed  45008KW per year as the lights were found to be constantly on during school hours. The tubes were difficult to maintain and ongoing maintenance costs were found to be very high.

THE SOLUTION:

Having complete many school retrofits, ESL the lighting consultancy partner of Flux LED, were quickly able to come up with a detailed solution to achieve the schools desired objectives.
ESL also took into consideration the number of emergency lights through-out the school and provided a comprehensive solution to address the issue.
The Fluorescent tubes were quickly replaced with FLUX OVARA LED lamps which offer high yet instant output.
The  FLUX OVARA LED lamps offer a minimum lifespan of 50,000 hours which in a school environment would equate to over 10 years maintenance free lights.

THE RESULT:

The result was a reduction in costs from £5506 to £849 per annum and Carbon Tons from 24T to 4T, saving 19T per annum. A total reduction of 81%.
The lights were found to be brighter that the old fluorescent and offered more of a natural type of lighting creating a better learning environment for both staff and pupils alike.
The LEDs do not flicker or build up any excess heat and were less intensive on the eyes whilst working on PCs.
“ESL were professional and courteous at all times and completed the work on time and in budget. The outcome had made a huge difference to the teaching environment. Karen Simkins, School Business Manager
London Oratory School
London Oratory School
London Oratory School

Lighting Solutions Saves the Day with Schools Electricity Shortage


THE BRIEF:

The London Oratory School is a large school located at its present site since the 1970's - Size approx 1200 pupils.  ESL, the lighting consultancy partner of Flux LED, were contacted by the school as they were experiencing a shortage in electricity supply.  The school were faced with an investment of £150,000 for a new  electricity sub-station to ensure that electricity supply levels would be adequate for the future.  ESL were offered the opportunity to come up with some alternative options in reducing costs in order to avoid the purchase of a new sub station.

THE SOLUTION:

The London Oratory school has been spending an estimated £24,112 per annum on lighting energy costs per year.  Following the installation of ESL LEDs this was reduced to an estimated £5,467, saving in the region of £18,645 per year.  

There were additional savings also to be made in terms of lamp replenishment costs and internal maintenance, estimated to be in the region of £6,000 per annum.

Before undertaking the LED project we were faced with changing the electricity sub station . Thanks to ESL's solution we saved the £100,000 cost. 
Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Regional College

Major Lighting Re-Fit for Largest FE College


THE BRIEF:

Cambridge Regional College is the largest FE College in the UK with over 13,000 full and part time students in attendanceThe college estate consisted of a number of differently designed buildings.  Trevor Smith, Facilities & Estates Manager, initiated an energy lighting retrofit of the entire college with a view to reducing energy costs and carbon emissions, but also with the purpose of improving the working conditions for staff, students and visitors.

The project was developed and managed internally and after a lengthy tender process the project was awarded to Energy Saving Lighting (UK) Ltd.  The lighting design submitted by ESL was accepted as the most desirable and effective lighting solution to achieve the college's objectives of becoming an efficient and sustainable organisation.

THE SOLUTION:

We worked closely with ESL to ensure that the right solution was provided for each specific area.  The outcome is a well-lit campus (internally & externally) as well as a reduced carbon footprint (lighting being automatically switched off when areas are unoccupied) and year-on-year savings on running costs, resulting in a short payback period.  ” T. Smith, Facilities & Estates Manager

Ripley St Thomas Academy
Ripley St Thomas Academy
Ripley St Thomas Academy

ESL Drive Down Energy Consumption Dramatically For Historic School 


THE BRIEF:

Ripley St Thomas Academy is a large historic secondary school overlooking the City of Lancaster and the Lake District. With approximately 1750 pupils the school dates back over 150 years. It has a strong and dedicated team that provides the children with the best opportunities possible to achieve their full potential.

 
The school were keen to look at ways to drive down energy consumption and invited ESL to provide an energy efficient lighting solution that could be implemented throughout the whole school. With a number of buildings of various ages the existing lighting varied considerably, this offered a considerable challenge to ESL to provide low energy LED alternatives at the correct colour temperature and at an equal consistency through-out which is essential for a good learning environment.
The existing lighting consumed approximately 33560kW of power per year with the lights being left on 10 hours per day during term time. The existing fittings were difficult to maintain and so ongoing maintenance costs were found to be high.


THE SOLUTION:

Having completed many lighting projects for schools over the years ESL had the experience to produce a detailed solution to achieve the schools desired objectives. Most of the fluorescent tubes were replaced with either FLUX LED panels or FLUX LED OVARA tubes to provide a high, yet instant and equal output. FLUX LED lamps offer a lifespan of approximately 50,000 hours compared to 8,000 from a traditional fluorescent lamp and with the ESL 5 year warranty the school were safe in the knowledge that should a light fail ESL would provide a free of charge replacement.


THE RESULT:

After completing the project the end result meant that the school reduced their yearly consumption from £36,579 to £12,449 per annum. Carbon emissions were also reduced from 199T to 68T with a total reduction 67% in energy costs.
 
The school were delighted with the end result and level of service the ESL team provided. The installation of the FLUX LED lamps and fittings meant the school achieved their objective of substantially reducing its energy costs and carbon footprint while also reducing maintenance expenditure. With improved flicker free natural light levels it was found the school benefited from a more uplifting brighter environment for both staff and pupils. 


"Being a large school, our energy costs were quite significant so we were keen to look at ways to reduce costs.  We carried out some research and LED lighting was considered the most cost-effective solution. After contacting a number of companies and speaking to other schools, ESL was judged to be the best option in terms of value for money, quality of products and deliverability.  Since the installation was completed we have noticed a substantial reduction in energy and maintenance, while also improving light output across the school." Sue Edwards, Director of Business & Finance.

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