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Singapore Architect // Enhance Eco-Living with Energy Efficient Lighting Design

By EcoLight Design Consultants

From a dollars and sense perspective, architects and building owners not only contend with increasing energy, material and manpower costs, but confront challenges of incorporating sustainable solutions to meet project requirements and a quick return on investment.

For the homeowner, high on their list of considerations when building or renovating are to keep costs low. Beyond planning for window placement and capturing the best angle of the sun to naturally illuminate interiors, choosing the right kind of energy efficient lighting design seals the deal for low energy bills.

Good Class Bungalow

The objective for the home was to have a longer re-lamping period and save money on maintenance costs. EcoLight utilised a combination of induction bulbs and LEDs which resulted in a 60 per cent reduction in energy consumption as compared to conventional light sources. Apart from monthly savings on electricity, EcoLight managed to deliver the ambience the interior designer set out to achieve in terms of colour temperature and dimmable capabilities.

Faced with an eight to 10 metre ceiling, EcoLight Design Consultants helped to tie the focal point of the double-volume living room to the centrepiece pendant luminaire through LEDs. To break the monotony of height, the room perimeter was encircled by cove lights. The easy to clean and long lifespan of dimmable T5 LED tubes did away with the usual difficulty in maintaining cove lighting.

In the garden, EcoLight replaced 50 pieces of 50 watt halogen and metal halide lamps with 6 watt LED MR16 bulbs. Employing a motion sensor system, the replacement resulted in energy requirement from 2.5 kilowatt per hour to 300 watts per hour.

Conservation Shophouse

Armed with the owner’s budget concern, the objective to meet was to refit lamps to an energy-saving configuration without spending too much on initial investment. EcoLight planned the choice of light source around the available natural light from the stairwell and long windows as well as the reflected light from the marble floors, bathroom tiles, glossed surfaces of the kitchen cabinetry and mirrors.

The solution was to replace all the incandescent bulbs and fit dimmable warm white compact fluorescent lamps around the house. In the garden and courtyard, LED sensor floodlights and induction wall lights were used to as façade and security lights.

Combining functionality and cost efficiency, EcoLight was able to deliver on energy savings and brightness requirements yet stay within and even under budget.

Blending aesthetics and ecology can be seamless with energy efficient light sources that are fully able to replace conventional counterparts and match their intended applications.

As the world turns Greener, EcoLight Design Consultants stamp our Green footprint in all our lighting designs, enabling clients and projects to benefit from energy efficient technology and cost savings.