Ensuring optimum efficiency of lighting and controls systems represents a critical part in the overall productivity and cost of running a facility. Trifecta Energy provides energy efficient and cost effective lighting and control solutions and services which enhance electrical, lighting, security and safety levels and result in more visually attractive and valuable properties.
- Area/Site Lighting
- Exit and Emergency Lighting
- Cove Lighting
- Indoor Ceiling/Wall Mount
- Landscape Lighting
- Multi-Lamp Lighting
- Outdoor Wall Mount Lighting
- Parking Garage and Canopy
- Post Top Lighting
- Recessed Commercial Downlighting
- Recessed General Purpose Downlighting
- Recessed Linear Lighting
- Recessed Specification Downlighting
- Roadway Lighting
- Sign Lighting
- Step Lights
- Suspended Linear Direct/Indirect
- Track Lighting
Controls and Sensors
- Addressable Lighting Controls
- Advanced Metering Systems
- Dimming and Switching Controls
- Ballasts and Drivers
- Current Limiting Panels
- Daylight Controls
- Outdoor Controls
- Lighting Relay & Metering Panels
- Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors
- Room Controller Systems
LED Advantages over Fluorescent Tubes:
- Long Term Cost Saving: It is true that LEDs are more expensive initially than fluorescent and compact fluorescent lights, but they can provide huge potential savings over the long term. While incandescent lights typically last 800 to 1500 hours, and fluorescent lights last up to 10,000 hours, LEDs can last up to 60,000 hours. This can provide substantial savings as a result of the need to purchase fewer replacement components.
- Decreased Maintenance: The amount of time spent replacing bulbs, especially in larger buildings, can be counterproductive. Due to the longer lifespan of an LED bulb over a fluorescent tube, maintenance and replacement times are significantly reduced with LED lighting solutions.
- Decreased Energy Consumption: LEDs consume far less power than fluorescent tubes. While fluorescents are technically energy saving light sources compared to incandescent bulbs, when contrasted with LEDs, there really is no contest. LEDs use less electricity, which is better for the environment and your pocket.
- Decreased Noise: Fluorescent tubes are notorious for being noisy, especially if they have been used for a significant amount of time. They tend to emit clicking and popping sounds intermittently, but most annoyingly, they can produce a low buzzing sound. Since fluorescent tubes are often used in offices and working environments, this can be distracting. LEDs do not have this problem and operate silently with no annoying quirks or noises.
- Better Color: Fluorescent lights are notorious for their color profile. While some fluorescent tubes now use a different type of phosphorous powder to produce a warmer color, most fluorescents produce only a cold blue/white light. LEDs provide all manners of different colors easily for any purpose. This is what makes LEDs so adaptable. They can be used in almost any environment or lighting situation.
- Environmental Impact: Fluorescent lights by their very nature must contain a small amount of mercury. This metal and vapor is extremely hazardous to both humans and the environment. If it is ingested or inhaled, it can cause serious complications and as such must be disposed of safely. LEDs are completely safe and do not contain such poisonous material.
- Instant On: LEDs light up as soon as an electrical current is passed through them. Fluorescents do not, requiring time to flicker before staying on. Not only that, many fluorescent lights do not provide optimum illumination levels until they have been running for a few minutes. LEDs provide instant light and instant full illumination.
- Increased Durability: Because LEDs are not made of glass and are hollow, they are far less fragile than both fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. This makes them much more durable and less likely to being rendered inoperable due to being accidentally dropped.
- No Heat: While fluorescent tubes emit less heat than incandescent and halogen bulbs, they still produce much more than LEDs. LEDs are lukewarm to the touch and therefore carry less risk of causing an accidental fire or burn.
“Lighting consumes 25 – 35% of energy in commercial buildings, and is a primary source of heat gain and waste heat. Excess heat and energy can be reduced by implementing an energy-efficient lighting system. Upgraded lighting systems can also improve lighting quality to increase occupant comfort and productivity.” --ENERGY STAR® Buildings Manual