Wednesday May 8th, 2013 References
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
IEQ IntelliNRG™ Lighting Used:
- Plasma Floodlight
Since its founding in 1886, this independent school located in the central west has become a landmark, well-known for its holistic education system. In an effort to allow their students to fully utilise the rugby field, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (ACS (I)) chose to employ IEQ IntelliNRG™ energy saving Plasma Floodlights to illuminate the field during the night.
Due to insufficient lighting in the past, students were unable to use the field after dark. Rather than turning to the traditional lighting options of metal-halide and special mercury vapour, the school decided to install fifteen 1000W IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Floodlights, enabling the school to save substantial energy and operational costs of the field by more than 50% due to the energy efficiency of plasma lights.
Extremely energy efficient, plasma lamps use a much smaller light source than conventional lamps while producing longer and brighter light throw. Based on the concept of emulating the sun’s ultra-bright and far-reaching brightness, the IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Lamps produces the longest possible light throw commercially available on the market without compromising lux levels or CRI (Colour Rendering Index). Consuming three times less energy than traditional floodlights, a 1000W IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Floodlight replaces the conventional 3000W metal-halide floodlights typically used to illuminate fields or building facades. This allows the school to save substantially on energy consumption as the plasma floodlights consume far less energy while lighting up the field significantly brighter than conventional lighting technologies.
In addition to the extremely long and bright light throw, the long lifespan of IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Floodlight also reduces unnecessary operational costs for the school. In comparison to the 8,000 hours average lifespan of a metal-halide lamp, IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Floodlights have a more than doubled lifespan of 35,000 hours. Furthermore, with the improved reliability because of the elimination of filaments, the most common point of failure found in conventional incandescent lamps, the comparatively long lifespan of the plasma floodlights allow for the cutting down on re-lamping expenditures, thereby further reducing maintenance overheads for the school.
A green project sponsored by the rugby alumni to allow the students to maximise the usage of the field both during days and nights, the use of IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Floodlights allows to school to be more environmentally sustainable. Rather than containing mercury vapour or fluorescent substance, IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma lamps use noble gas and radio frequency (RF) to energise the plasma within the bulb to produce light. As a result, IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Lamps do not pollute the environment, do not experience environmental degradation, and produce very negligible amounts of electromagnetic or THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) emission, increasing the environmental sustainability of the school.
ACS(I)’s decision to employ IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Floodlights to illuminate the rugby field rather than conventional floodlights has allowed a substantial saving in the operational and maintenance cost of the field. At the same time, the school is able to be more environmentally sustainable with the energy efficiency as well as the environmentally friendly aspects of plasma lights. With the near natural daylight generated by IEQ IntelliNRG™ Plasma Floodlights, the field can now be used both during the day and the night.