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School’s out for summer but what about university lights?

28 July 2017

With summer holidays fully upon us and university students out of classrooms, it’s time for school administrators to consider their light systems and energy consumption. University buildings such as classrooms are particularly prone to energy waste when lighting is left during quieter summer months.

Open Technology’s LiGO system can help reduce both costs and energy consumption when times are quieter. LiGO enables both full functionality and impressive energy savings through a solution that is simple and cost-efficient. Lighting output and settings can be matched to your building’s exact occupancy times, adapt to changes in daylight saving time and even accommodate public holidays. Lights switch on or off when presence or absence is detected. This delivers optimal energy savings whilst ensuring the building is always ready for use.

Leed’s University is taking advantage of our system now that students have gone home for the summer holidays, ensuring lighting is minimised when buildings are unoccupied or infrequently used.

Last year Open Technology was commissioned to install its LiGO intelligent lighting system in seven of Cardiff University’s lecture theaters. The installation, done by consultants Houghton Greenlees and installers Evans Electrical, brought the total of LiGO controllers across the university campus to more than 30.

These features will deliver up to 40 per cent in estimated savings in lighting costs for the University.

Open Technology’s Managing Director Chris Bedford, explained the technology benefits for the college:

“Our lighting system enables Cardiff University to not only reduce its overall energy use, which saves money on its energy bills and also allows it to achieve a key goal of lessening its environmental footprint.”

So with university corridors across the country much quieter now, administrators and building managers are urged to consider upgrading to intelligent lighting to reduce their energy usage and save money for their faculty buildings.