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LED Lighting in Car Parks (2011)

2011 marked the start of our project to upgrade all the Car Parks on campus to use energy-efficient LED lighting.
  • Electricity consumption reduced by 77%.
  • Saves Warwick approximately £13,210 per year.
  • LED bulbs last 50,000 - 60,000 hours.

We fitted all the lights on the ground, first and second floors with individual lighting sensors, so that when no one is using them, the luminaires dim to 10% of their full output, (after a delay of 2 minutes), returning to full output when they detect a presence on the floor. The replacement post top lanterns and lights on the staircases were fitted with the 'Lumi-Step' control system, which dims the lights at a set time overnight.

We have recently improved the lighting even more by installing 81 additional 'LED park pack' lights to illuminate the internal drive ways around each floor of the car park. As a result, we've been able to achieve the nationally recognised "Parkmark (Secured by Design) Award".

Lux Magazine ran an article on our car park improvements(PDF Document). The improvements have also been featured as a case study by Ex-Or(PDF Document) and by Philips.

Essential Information (for Car Park 7)

Start & Finish dates December 2011 – June 2012
Funded by Salix Revolving Green Fund & Major Maintenance
Budget N/A
Requested by Estates Office
Managed by Gary Price
Architects N/A
Quantity Surveyors N/A
Mechanical Engineers N/A
Electrical Engineers Gary Price
Structural Engineers N/A
Main Contractor Drakeset Electrical Limited
Landscaping N/A