This year's Professional Lighting Summit promises to be an exciting and unforgettable event! The events team have once again put together an outstanding programme of ultra-relevant CPD presentations and workshops, alongside a trade hall full of the some of the best suppliers in the industry.
Carbon Reduction Technology will be available throughout the event on Stand 1. Read on to find out what we've got in store for you:
The National Street Lighting Survey
Carbon Reduction Technology are proud to have sponsored and supported the recent local authority street lighting survey. The opening day of the event also marks the official publication date of the study report! At the event, you'll be able to:
Liz will also be available on Stand 1 at limited times throughout the event for informal discussion. You can sign-up to receive your own copy of the study report upon publication here or download it free of charge when it becomes available.
Handle the new Kingswood Range of lanterns
As you may know, we recently released a new range of ornamental lanterns: The Kingswood Range. The line features a range of popular models which can be used to fill gaps in retrofit projects (where a minority of assets don't meet retrofitting standards) or installed as part of a full replacement project.
We'll be bringing working samples of some of our favourite models to the show for you to handle. We know lighting specialists and engineers like to get hands-on with products so every lantern will be fully accessible for external and internal inspection!
Catch up with your CRT contacts
Manning the stand this year we have Sales Director Alan Robson and Sales & Engineering Manager Steve Allaway. Our team will also be attending the event dinner on Tuesday 12th. Talk to us about:
Feel free to drop by Stand 1 at any time during the event or we can also book you in for a personal appointment during or after the event. To arrange a personal appointment, please contact us at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in Newcastle on the 12th and 13th of June!
Carbon Reduction Technology (CRT) is pleased to announce our acquisition of the Waveguide product range, following the voluntary liquidation of Birmingham-based Waveguide Lighting Ltd.
The LED-based lighting solution incorporates patented Waveguide light injection technology which uses the total internal reflection (TIR) principle. A single LED is used to illuminate an optically clear light chamber. A reflector is printed along the length of the chamber, causing light to disperse evenly along its length thus avoiding the glare associated with most LED lighting solutions. As there are no secondary optics or diffusers, energy saving is maximised.
William Robson, managing director of CRT, comments: "We have resold Waveguide products for some years as a solution for low bay and office installations. While the excellent energy efficiency of the Waveguide technology is important, it is the quality of the light output which is outstanding. The anti-glare quality of the technology is essential for lower situated luminaires.
“The new product range fits nicely into the Carbon Reduction Technology smart lighting strategy, complimenting the existing product range of commercial and street lighting systems.”
Carbon Reduction Technology is excited to announce the launch of our new line of heritage lanterns: the Kingswood Range.
The new product line features a selection of heritage and ornamental lanterns, including several of the most popular models supplied by public sector favourite Kingswood Lighting in the 1980s and 90s, manufactured by leading French company GHM. All lanterns in the range are fitted with our highly efficient RFX2 gear tray and are available from 2,200°K, presenting an ultra warm look and feel.
"Presentation is fundamental on heritage and ornamental lighting projects," comments CRT director Alan Robson. "Reproduction lanterns add drama and beauty to a scene in a way contemporary style luminaires just cannot match."
The models in the Kingswood Range are available for full replacement projects or as a partial replacement option for lanterns not meeting retrofitting criteria.
Please visit our reproduction heritage lighting page for more information or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01422 833 578 to speak directly to a CRT lighting engineer.
Our brand new Service Centre brochure is now available online:
Re-certifying retrofitted lanterns for a new CE mark is a hot industry topic at the moment. You can learn more about the practicalities, implications and legislation behind re-certification in a six page feature in the Lighting Journal's latest issue:
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.
We are pleased to announce success at the Lux Awards 2018, winning the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year category with a joint entry submitted by Carbon Reduction Technology, enModus and Volvo.
The project, also the subject of a Carbon Trust case study, covers the upgrade of a Volvo construction equipment site in Motherwell Scotland to Smart Connected Lighting. The facility now has approximately 950 CRT high efficiency luminaires installed with ambient light and occupancy sensors, networked into a remote control and reporting system.
The new lighting system is delivering an average energy saving of approximately 84%, which equates to a huge CO2 and financial savings for the facility every month.
Paul Hudson, Operations Director at Volvo comments: “This project is testament to the forward-thinking employees within of our business. With the smart connected lighting solution in place, we are another few steps closer to reaching our goal of becoming a carbon neutral site.”
Alan Robson, Sales Director at Carbon Reduction Technology comments: "When a project like this picks up an award it really helps to highlight what a massive impact a lighting upgrade can have on a business - both financially and environmentally. Volvo, Motherwell, absolutely deserve the recognition for the amazing strides they are making towards becoming carbon neutral."
Carbon Reduction Technology are pleased to announce our graduation to Gold with the Supply Chain Sustainability School [SCSS].
CRT joined the SCSS earlier this year in June and quickly appointed a sustainability team to undertake training and evaluate the opportunities for sustainability improvement within our supply chain.
The SCSS awarded Gold level recognition following an extensive redesign of our product range to dramatically increase the sustainability of our supply chain before products reach the point of sale. In addition, following a number of sustainability assessments and training modules, the SCSS conducted an interview with our sustainability team and produced a case study about our sustainability strategy - making Carbon Reduction Technology one of only six studies published by the school this year.
You can see the case study online at the SCSS website here: crt.lighting/SCSS-Case-Study
We're pleased to release our new retrofit brochure, detailing the RFX2 gear tray:
Carbon Reduction Technology (CRT) are delighted to announce the launch of the next generation of HBX, the HBX2.
HBX is CRT’s highly successful high bay luminaire. Even when a luminaire excels at its job, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the design, efficiency and supply chain impact. These are some of the key features we’ve been able to improve in the HBX2 design:
The body of HBX2 has changed significantly. The core internal components of the luminaire, such as the driver and controller, are now situated in a slim easy-access casing, completely separated from the light source and heat sink. In addition to a better-looking visual profile, keeping the main electrical components even cooler by further distancing them from the heat sink can greatly extend the longevity of the luminaire.
HBX2 still features our trademark downward facing heat sink, which is resistant to the build up of dirt and debris that can reduce the life of a luminaire by creating unwanted insulation. However, the heat sink is now slimmer and has a slightly increased surface area, making it even more efficient.
Additionally, when HBX2 is connected into a Smart System, the mounting point for nodes and sensors is now fully integrated into the model, creating a sleeker look and easier placement access. HBX2 also has an improved rating of IP55.
The new design has allowed us to strip away a lot of bulk and mass, leaving HBX2 lighter in weight and slightly smaller – although no less powerful! The reduction in construction materials, and therefore construction cost, is significant enough to allow us to lower the price of the new model.
As well as being 99% recyclable and containing no lead or mercury, which is a CRT standard, the reduction in material mass has also had a positive impact on sustainability throughout our supply chain, affecting the entire lifecycle footprint of each individual luminaire.
Let there be (even more) light
HBX2 comes complete with an even more efficient LED light source and a far wider range of optics, increasing the maximum possible output and lowering the minimum energy input required.
The huge range of optics available allows you to take a precision approach to designing your lighting scheme, ensuring that the light distribution from each HBX2 reaches as far as possible and as uniformly as possible, whilst still projecting the correct lux reading at ground level.
HBX2 is also now available from a warm 2,200°K, with an expanding range of IES files.
HBX2 is suitable for any kind of shed or facility with a ceiling height over 6m. Typically, HBX facilitates a saving in emissions and lighting energy overheads of up to 87% and we guarantee payback through energy savings in under two years.
If you’d like to book a facility assessment or speak to an engineer, please contact us at email@example.com.