Counting the cost of power consumption
Rising energy prices are a problem for every organisation, no matter the size. For smaller, community-run ventures, though, the soaring cost of power presents a particularly significant challenge. As a result, anything that can be done to bring down overall power consumption typically results in significant cost savings, particularly when it comes to high-use, high-intensity assets like floodlights.
Such was the case at Burgess Park BMX track – home of Peckham BMX Club – where an ageing floodlighting system was proving to be increasingly expensive to run. At the heart of that system were 24 2kW metal-halide luminaires. Originally installed when the track first opened in 2013, those units had become increasingly inefficient, particularly in comparison to modern, LED-based alternatives.