We have made several small updates to our IES files for street lighting. A full set of up-to-date files are always available on the main website or you can download the January 2019 set directly:get in touch and talk to an engineer.
Carbon Reduction Technology (CRT) has achieved Accredited Supplier status with the Carbon Trust. Accreditation comes with a listing on the Carbon Trust's Green Business Directory.
The Carbon Trust aims to provide independent evaluation and validation, setting a reliable quality standard. Applicants are thoroughly vetted against a set of detailed and stringent criteria, covering essential business practices and processes.
The Carbon Trust has also previously carried out an incubation case study featuring one of CRT's early industrial customers - a Volvo Construction Equipment facility (previously Terex Trucks) in Motherwell, Scotland. Read more here.
Carbon Reduction Technology have been invited to present early findings from the National Lighting Survey at the next ILP Premier Members' Forum at the House of Lords on December 3rd.
The survey is currently still ongoing, with local authorities able to contribute their responses until early 2019. However, enough data has been collected to offer preliminary findings and identify early emerging trends.
For more information about the National Street Lighting Survey if you're a local authority representative wishing to take part please contact our research team at email@example.com.
As the results of the National Street Lighting Survey continue to roll in, the Lighting Journal (which will be publishing the results of the survey next year) have released an article discussing the origins of the project and some of the main objectives of the study. The article is by the Institution of Lighting Professional's VP of Highways, Ian Jones, who has worked closely with us on the planning, design and deployment of the nationwide study.
Please click the article to go through to the online edition of the October 2018 Lighting Journal. The article can be found on pages 24 and 25.
We're pleased to release our new retrofit brochure, detailing the RFX2 gear tray:
We're delighted to have had one of our projects featured in this month's edition of the Lighting Journal. In addition to a Carbon Reduction Technology photograph on the cover, you can read the article on pages 32, 33 and 34. The article details the tremendous and sensitive work done by Cheshire West and Chester Council in successfully marrying efficient new technology into the historical treasure trove of the City of Chester and it's outlying villages.
Although the Journal is packed with great content, the articles on pages 16 and 20 discussing professional development and the changes being implemented by the Engineering Council to CPD are very much worth a read if you're a lighting engineer or manage a team of lighting engineers.
Read the September issue online here.
You can also find out more about the RFX2 retrofit gear tray here or download a copy of the RFX2 brochure here.
Here at Carbon Reduction Technology, we believe that even a great design can always be improved upon with time. Therefore, our designers are continuously looking for ways to improve the efficiency, performance and practicality of our luminaires and supply chain.
We are now pleased to introduce the SLX2, the next generation of our highly successful street luminaire.
Reduction in mass
The new design is sleeker and more streamlined, stripping away a lot of material which is no longer necessary to the integrity of the product. The reduction in mass and weight plus improvements in manufacturing efficiency have positively impacted the sustainability of our supply chain and the carbon footprint of each SLX2 throughout its lifecycle.
SLX2 is 99% recyclable and contains no lead or mercury, which is a CRT standard. Reductions in our production cost also allow us to offer SLX2 at a lower price without compromising on quality.
Ever easier installation
The SLX design has always been installer friendly. However, the new design takes this concept a step further. The streamlined design and reduction in mass make SLX2 more compact and much lighter to handle, reducing overall weight by 3kg. The improved profile of the luminaire has also lowered windage from 0.11m2 to 0.08m2.
A new flexible mounting mechanism allows our standard design to be easily toggled and fitted as either a side or top post fixture, with an additional 15 degrees of adjustment built in. If maintenance is ever required, access to the luminaire’s internal compartment and key components has been redesigned to be as user-friendly and straightforward as possible.
Improved efficiency and functionality
SLX2 incorporates a new light source with a higher level of efficiency. An increased range of optics and IES files allow for further efficiency through situational accuracy and by maximising useful light output, uniformity, direction and shape.
SLX2 is available from 2,200°K, casting a warm light which is similar in hue to traditional sodium street lights.
Contact us today to discuss a project with one of our engineers or for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carbon Reduction Technology are once again pleased to have assisted Cheshire West & Chester Council in making a bold, colourful statement with their Eastgate Clock Tower, the second most photographed clock tower (next to Big Ben) in the UK.
This is not the first time the Eastgate Clock Tower has been illuminated; however, this time, the clock tower did not just display a single colour. In honour of the Pride 2018 celebrations, the clock tower cycled through all the colours of the rainbow last weekend in a continuous loop. A radio frequency controller looped the colour sequence, operating four LED luminaires consecutively, one for each clock face.
Carbon Reduction Technology and Cheshire West & Chester Council have worked together to illuminate the clock tower on a number of occasions, including turning the clock blue for the 70th anniversary of the NHS in July this year, green in February 2017 in support of the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, and pink in October 2015 in support of Breast Cancer Now. The illumination in the clock face was also shut down completely in support of Earth Hour earlier this year.
The Pride project was carried out at cost and all proceeds are being donated, with our best wishes, to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
At this year’s ILP Summit, of which we were a proud sponsor, the question on everyone’s lips was ‘Just how far has the UK gone towards converting to LED street lighting?’ and ‘What will the industry look like in a couple of years when we hit our next major milestone in the Paris Agreement?’
As Premier Corporate Members of the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) and via our network of contacts within local authority street lighting, we realised that we were well placed to find the answers to these questions. Earlier this month launched a nationwide survey in collaboration with the ILP, reaching out to every local authority in the UK and focussing on urban street lighting. The main objectives of the study are to determine:
The National Street Lighting Survey aims to provide an accurate quantitative snapshot of the current status of local authority lighting, as well as an informed estimate of what the industry will look like by our next major Paris Agreement milestone in 2020.
Working closely with ILP VP Highways Ian Jones, we are also aiming to assess the ongoing opportunities available to lighting engineers and lighting engineering graduates in local government. This is a critical issue for the ILP and YLP; the study should help to provide a better picture of the current scope of the industry.
We hope to finish compiling responses to the study by December this year and aim to publish our findings in early 2019. The study will be collated into a digital report, which will be made freely available for download. We also hope to present our findings next year at the next ILP Summit.
IES files for our 2,200°K range are now available for download. Our 2,200°K range offers our warmest temperature yet, coming close to the colour temperature of sodium lanterns whilst still offering a significant improvement on energy efficiency and carbon emissions - perfect for heritage environments.
The range of configurations for 2,200°K is slightly more limited than for our other colour temperatures; please contact us directly if further configurations are required. The most up to date downloadables are always available from our IES Files page.