Quality Workshop Lighting

Customer Requirements

Old Light Fitting

Improve light levels and the repair environment while saving energy and money with quality replacement workshop lighting solution.

A local garage required their workshop to have nearly double the amount of light levels to comply with the car manufacturers standards for diagnostics and servicing.
The light levels required were 1000 Lux for the three diagnostic bays and 750 Lux for the remaining service bays, the light levels from the existing low bay lights was between 400 – 550 Lux well below the required levels.

Project Solution

We decided to replace the eleven existing low bay light fitting with new energy efficient Dextra Herald fittings with T5 80 watt lamps that give superior through life performance and better colour rendering than their HID equivalent. Because these new light fittings use less power than the existing 400w low bays they were a straight replacement one for one.

Lighting Installation

Immediately after the installation was completed the difference was obvious, the light levels were much higher. These levels were read and the results were as expected, the diagnostic area was reading 1600 Lux and the remaining service bays were 1200 Lux because of the higher ceiling height and without causing any uncomfortable glare while improving the visibility of the working area of the workshop as well as complying with the industry standards.

Before and After

Office Refurbishment

Customer Requirements

The old IT room required an office refurbishment, which entailed total lighting replacement and some additional power sockets. The existing ceiling lights consisted of 65 standard and 15 emergency 600mm x 600mm recessed fittings with 4 x 18 watt, switch start, T8 fluorescent tubes, hard wired and installed into the suspended grid ceiling. This lighting needed to be replaced with a more energy efficient lighting system but still supplying the correct amount of light required for an office environment.

Project Solution

The ideal lighting replacement solution for this situation was the 34 watt 600mm x 600mm recessed modular LED light panel.

In total 80 LED light fittings including emergency units were installed into the ceiling, these fittings were wired using the Klik box distribution system. This type of system is a prefabricated wiring solution giving full lighting control of all lights and switching also enabling all emergency lights to easily tested. The existing old fluorescent tube lights use 4 x 18 watt tubes and if you include ballast losses each light could be using around 100 watts each. Compared to the 34 watts used by the new modular LED lights and multiplied by 80 units there are considerable cost and environmental savings to be made, in fact enough to say that in total the new replacement light fittings would pay for themselves within two years. New additional sockets were installed as per the client’s requirements.

Temporary Buildings

Customer Requirements

Spaciotempo are leading experts in the temporary buildings sector providing an extensive range of temporary building solutions throughout Europe. BFM Staffs Ltd supply electrical installation and maintenance solutions to these temporary buildings. Yeamans motors required a temporary 150m2 showroom to be built at their garage plot in Hastings, the showroom required power, lighting and heating.

Project Solution

The main power supply came from the main garage and this fed an eight way distribution board mounted at high level. Lighting was supplied by low bay light fittings and twinspot emergency lights mounted in the roof area, additional emergency lighting was installed above and outside of the emergency exits. Twin sockets were installed around the inter walls of the building in positions agreed by the client to supply sales desks with power. An oil fired heating system was serviced with a 16amp single phase supply as was the roof pump.

Brightstar Lounge Concept Room

Customer Requirements

Lounge room / home mock up, a standard commercial office to be converted into a working lounge concept room, dining room and gaming area. This would include some suspended acoustic panels to give the illusion of a lower domestic ceiling. A modern contemporary living area, fitted with an automated lighting system, suitable for the every environment. The completed room is to be used as a show room for the client’s customers to demonstrate a modern fully functional, controllable habitat.

Project Solution

Following the clients design requirements BFM repositioned all of the power sockets to suit the needs of the new area and added two TV and data points. Large acoustic panels were suspended from the existing ceiling to lower the height and create a domestic feel and overall look. Onto these panels various different lighting styles were installed. Above the living room area eight Zaragoza modern drum lights 600mm and 400mm were mounted, the dining room area had three Alzira ceiling pendants mounted in line above a dining table. Three Zaragoza modern half round wall lights were fitted one on each wall and spot lights were recessed all around the perimeter of the ceiling and above the gaming area. All lamps fitted were LED low energy and installed into a programmable, dimmable four gang switch, controlled wirelessly using a handheld remote or via smartphone / tablet at home or away.

Coffee shop and bar refurbishment

Customer Requirements

The moose and moonshine coffee shop and bar in Liverpool required a complete refurbishment; this meant that electrically it was to be completely overhauled. New lighting and power would be needed right through the property, as well as new air conditioning, intruder alarm, emergency and outside lighting.

Project Solution

The Moose and Moonshine Coffee Shop/Bar has now opened on Hope Street, Liverpool.
This stylish looking coffee shop and bar now has plush upholstery, cosy dark oak panelling, moose artwork and lighting that ranges from sublime ceiling star lights to contemporary antler wall and table lights giving it a remote Canadian mountain diner look.
Installation work carried out:

Kitchen Area General Power and Lighting
Metal clad sockets supplied for all kitchen appliances including a 32A supply for a dishwasher. New anti-corrosive, high temperature vapour proof light fitting were installed with safe break lamps with it being a food preparation area. Supplementary equipotential bonding between all metal fixed furniture was installed to ensure that touch voltages are kept to a safe limit.
Bar Area General Power and Lighting
Installation of GU10 chrome spotlights with LED lamps over bar surface, a mixture of white and brushed chrome double sockets for appliances and a 32A supply to the new coffee machine and glass wash.
Rear Store Area
Only a couple of sockets required.
New Toilet Facilities
Two LED spot lights and a new LED emergency exit drop glass was installed in each toilet. Disabled toilet was fitted a complete kit including pull cord, reset, main controller and over door light. Inline fans fitted above toilet area to extract from both toilets with PIR activation and timer over run.
General Restaurant Power and Lighting
Various lighting circuits were supplied to feed multiple decorative lights, i.e. brushed chrome LED spotlights, antler wall lights, table lighting, LED emergency lighting, neon sign and 2000 fibre optic star lights mounted on the ceiling. This area was also fitted with some RCD protected brushed chrome double sockets to supply power for cleaner equipment.
Outside Lighting and Power
Lighting and Power supplies installed to supply festoon tree lights and external heaters.
Air Conditioning/Extraction Systems
Electrical supplies installed for the air conditioning and extraction system linked into the fire alarm to eliminate the supply of fresh air in a fire situation.
Main Distribution
A new distribution board was installed, supplied from an existing isolator.
Intruder Alarm and CCTV System
Complete intruder alarm was installed complete with remote keypad, external bell box and PIR motion sensors. The Café was also installed with a full CCTV system which comprised of a monitor, DVR recorder and cameras.
An NICEIC electrical installation certificate was supplied to cover all the newly installed circuits as was an emergency lighting completion certificate to cover the emergency lighting as per BS5266.

Voltage Optimisation

Customer Requirements

BFM initially carried out a survey at Eccleston court / Haydock Suite Care home to look at the possibility of integrating Voltage Optimisation technology into their electrical distribution system. This would involve the installation of a Voltage Optimisation Transformer at the source of the electrical installation. Many electrical goods/appliances/fixtures only require 220V to operate efficiently and any voltage present above this is wasted, the source voltage is in excess of 240V at both of these sites. The Voltage Optimiser can be adjusted so that the supply voltage is reduced across the whole site therefore reducing energy consumption.

Project Solutions

The 200A EMC200i 3 Phase ECO-MAX Voltage Optimiser unit was sited within the substation, due to this particular location of the Voltage Optimiser unit, both Eccleston and Haydock (two separate buildings) would be served by this one unit therefore ensuring maximum savings potential.

Data was collected for a month prior to the work starting and then further data was then collected after the voltage optimiser was installed. To prove that savings could be achieved we compared the data from these two months and this showed that there was a significant energy saving, we also took into account there would be environmental differences that could impact the two figures such as total daylight hours, from our experience the internal lighting of the care home is used regardless of natural light conditions, so we established that this should not deviate the results dramatically because of the fact that the home is a 24hr business and daily operations are constant, resulting in a steady energy consumption throughout the year.

By using the original two months data we collated, together with the billing data for the same period from the previous year and further analysed over a 12 month period, we produced an accurate overall annual cost saving figure of 11%. In addition to the yearly savings the “Eco Max Commercial” Voltage Optimiser came with a low voltage seamless inhibit feature which ensures that the optimised voltage is never too low, allowing a higher savings level to be selected.