John Inverarity Music and Drama Theatre
The John Inverarity Music and Drama Theatre at Hale School is one of the busiest facilities on this renowned education campus. The lighting energy consumption was in need of urgent review. The existing lighting installation was 50 X 300W tungsten halogen downlights, which were controlled by a “phase cut” dimming system, installed about 10 years ago.
The rising electricity costs made it necessary for the facility managers to implement a more efficient lighting system. LED being the obvious progression was not an easy transition because the existing dimming system was not compatible with the electronic drivers used in LED lighting. The lighting upgrade would also require a new dimming system, which would involve a large capital expenditure of approximately $200K plus, this would render the lighting upgrade economically non-viable. The savings in energy costs would have a longer payback period.
Hale School engaged the collaboration between Mondoluce and Lumitech to provide a solution that integrated the Tauren electronic ballast with the Enerpro downlights which were perfectly compatible with the existing “Phase Cut” dimming system.
The outcome of the collaboration between Mondoluce and Lumitech provided a high quality lighting solution to the same standard and benefits of halogen lighting with a smooth “flicker free” dimming function on the existing “Phase Cut” dimming system. This accomodated all the clients technical requirements while the forecasted annual savings on electricity, would be in the vicinity of $15,000pa.
- The high halogen colour quality
- Longevity of LED lighting
- Very low maintenance
- Smooth “flicker free” dimming
- Comfortable maximum light distribution with low glare
- Annual energy saving of approximately $15K
Mondoluce & Lumitech Pty. Ltd.