Samuel Gray Parking
Samuel Grey Management are responsible for a group of properties, including underground parking facilities. The carparks were poorly lit due to the use of old T8 non corrosives which were at end of life. Novah were asked to support the contractor team in terms of offering the best solution for optimal lighting, whilst minimising energy consumption.
Lighting objectives
The client required a uniform light, which made the area feel safe, whilst allowing them to minimise the energy usage.
How did Novah approach this project?
Novah carried out a site survey initially, to discover what the site requirements were, including the current lighting, the use of the facility and recommend initial thoughts on the most suitable solution from Novah. Following this, Novah worked from Actemium’s existing lighting plans in order to create a lighting design which would meet the clients requirements, and ensure they meet current regulations. Once this was presented, Actemium were happy to proceed to order and then carried out their own installation.
Actemium had a new client from within their organization moving into the warehouse facility within a week or so of our initial site survey, so timing was critical in terms of helping them achieve their goals – including the design, consultation and supply of the goods – although it was a tight timeline, Novah were easily able to assist, using our experience of this type of project to smooth the process and help keep everything within the given timescale.
Novah solutions
Novah recommended a one for one replacement using our 150W Sirius Low Bays within the warehouse, in order to increase the lighting levels substantially, along with our built in emergency kits on some of the Sirius Low Bay units to meet the regulations. In other areas, our Solray have been employed, using our 4ft to replace existing 6ft single T8 fittings, including our Self Test emergency versions where required. In addition to this, we supplied our Hera range of emergency bulkheads and recessed spots to enhance the existing emergency lighting in other parts of the facility including communal and office spaces.
The lighting quality and level has been dramatically improved in the warehouse area, and all current regulations are now met for emergency routes, the client is very satisfied with the performance of both Novah and our products and is looking at how to make use of our products and services in other areas of their business.
Customer feedback
“The underground carparks area a challenge to light whilst minimising the energy consumption, given the high price rise in energy costs, due to the positioning of the existing fluorescent light fittings and access to the areas. Novah really helped us with their Barracuda non corrosive fitting, with both emergency and microwave sensors, minimising installation time, allowing us to use the correct wattage for each area through the selectable output technology – reducing the energy bills with the huge efficiency of the product, whilst making sure the carpark management team are happy with the light colour, which they could choose from and uniform spread of light – all round an excellent solution and robust, quick and easy to install product” Simon Roberts, Powerplus