LightingLighting solutions that put you back in control.
AES can also help clients significantly reduce their power usage through Low Energy Lighting and Lighting Control, whilst protecting staff safety with emergency lighting installations. When consulting on a lighting project, AES will measure how much electricity you are currently using and establish areas where energy is being wasted. We will also look at your current wiring and the building’s overall fabric to see if there are any restrictions on the lighting systems you can use.
As with many energy-saving ideas, lighting control has two key benefits: environmental and cost, generally saving around 30%-50%.
If the eco-friendly option is also one that will save your company money, then it really is a no brainer. And with major advances in lighting systems and lighting control, cost savings aren’t restricted to your energy bills – some modern lighting controls are cheaper to install than the traditional 230V switches.
Lighting control covers both dimming and turning off lights when they are not in use. Systems are easy to use and manage, and any staff training will be minimal.
Dimmers – existing systems can often be converted to allow lights to be dimmed. Nowadays, most lighting systems can be dimmed, even fluorescent lighting.
Manual lighting controls – are useful when the user needs to maintain control over the lighting, for example, during a PowerPoint presentation.
Timed systems – these can be set to come on and go off automatically at specific times of the day.
Movement sensors – these will detect the presence of someone in the room through movement and switch on and off automatically. They usually work in one of three ways: passive infra-red (PIR), ultrasonic or microwave.
Daylight sensors/photocells – often used in combination with movement sensors, daylight sensors detect natural light levels in a building and decide whether the lights need to be on, dimmed or off.
In recent years, the industry has also developed advanced new materials for reflectors and louvres, to increase performance and efficiency.
Making sure your staff can exit a building during an emergency is the top priority for all businesses. We design our emergency lighting system to have a battery-back-up device that automatically comes on when a building experiences a power cut. We offer a large range of products, including illuminated fire exit signs, emergency bulkheads, recessed luminaires, to name a few. We are also able to provide help and advice when choosing the right fitting for your requirements.
I am very happy with the end result. AES did the lighting design and selected and made proposals for the light fittings that matched our requirements in terms of lumens levels. It was a top-class job. I’d be very happy to use AES again and certainly happy to recommend them to other customers. We look forward to doing business with them again in the futureJohn Berry, Harrison Spinks
We are so pleased with the savings AES have made for us, we have asked them back to review and replace the rest of our lighting between now and 2015. We know we will get a better working environment and substantial return on investment, so it is definitely worth it.Paul Wood, Everbuild