MORE LIGHT, BIG SAVINGS
Replacing your existing fluorescent modular ceiling lights with Integral retro-fit LED panels is a fast and easy way to enjoy significant savings on energy. You also benefit from the best of both worlds with reduced maintenance and electricity costs and a brighter environment.
There are very compelling reasons to switch; with a payback of around 1-2 years or less depending on installation, cleaning, tube replacement and disposal costs. Integral LED panels have been designed to be highly cost effective and with energy prices only going up in the long term - now is a good time to make the investment and switch.
SIZE AND POSITION
The size of the LED panel you will need will be largely governed by your existing ceiling grid. Once the old fitting is removed it takes a matter of minutes to install a drop-in Integral LED panel. Integral LED panels have an integrated LED drive with a plug-and-socket connector for rapid installation. If you are refurbishing a space – you can use the opportunity to switch to LED and optimise your lighting in terms of light output and cost. Costs can be reduced further by the use of control systems for occupancy detection. Work can be carried out in phases if required to minimise disruption. Please contact a qualified electrician for the installation of panels.
You will need to make sure that there is enough depth and adequate ventilation for the new panel to be fitted. If replacing traditional panels, Integral LED back-lit panels provide a perfect drop-in solution.
If you have a narrow ceiling void or want to suspend panels; Integral edge-lit LED panels are ideal. Integral LED panels have been designed to be installed in most common (24mm and 15mm) exposed ceiling grids.
Spec' sheets (see product page) have detailed information and cone diagrams for each panel. Files required by designers to complete a lighting plan are also available (click the download bar on the product page).
Integral LED panels can be surface mounted on to a suitable substrate or recessed fitted into a plaster ceiling using our fixing kits - found out more here
With traditional fluorescent fittings up to 40% of the light is "lost" in the fitting itself. Integral LED panels deliver a wider beam angle with more usable light with less power when compared to fluorescent fittings, which means you can;
- Upgrade - Enjoy higher light levels by replacing existing panels one-for-one with no changes to the ceiling grid.
- Optimise -Achieve similar or brighter light levels by using less LED fittings than existing. E.g. in a room that has 4 light fittings across, you may be able to reduce to 3 across using LED panels – making even more savings.
HOW MUCH CAN I SAVE BY REPLACING MY FLUORESCENT TUBE FITTINGS ?
Use our online calculator using a typical example. Click on a panel size below and enter the quantity of panels to be replaced
|Savings/Yr*||£34.58 €49.41||£37.65 €53.79|
Traditional fluorescent 600 X 600 fittings (using 4 T8 tubes) deliver around 3,200 lumens with an energy usage of around 88W will ballast losses. This can be replaced with a LED panel using less one-third of the power, at around 25W with a similar light output.
Please contact Integral LED or a lightning designer for further guidance and to help you find the best LED panel solution.
EFFICACY - NOT ALL LED PANELS ARE THE SAME
|LED Panel Type||
|Power||Lumens per Watt||Energy Cost per Year||Extra Savings over 1 Year||Extra Savings over 5 Years|
|Inefficient LED Panel||3600||45||80||
|Integral LED Panel VALUE +||3600||25||100||£22.08 €31.54||
|Integral LED Panel PERFORMANCE+||3500||20||140||£15.33 €21.90||£12.26 €17.52||
Energy savings calculations for guidance only based on 365 days/year, 12 hours/day, energy cost of £0.14/KWh and €0.20/kW
This is a matter of preference and use. The colour temperature describes how the light from an LED panel will look and is denoted is Kelvin (K)
- Cool White – 4000 to 5000K for clean modern look ideal for offices, schools, retail and commercial areas. This is the most popular choice for LED panels
- Warm White - 2700 to 3000K for a more traditional golden colour associated with filament lamps for areas like nursing homes.
Integral LED panels are delivered complete with a non-dimmable LED driver. If you require a dimming function you will need to replace the current driver with a suitable dimmable driver and controller.
In most installations you will have to consider emergency lighting for a number of panels. In the event of a power failure, the emergency LED panel will continue to provide some light in define areas such as escape routes for at least three hours. Local and national building regulations should be followed. Since LED panels use less power they are very suitable as emergency panels. Integral LED panels have ready to fit emergency versions available.
For more information or to request an evaluation LED panel to see how easy they are to fit and the increased brightness that is delivered. Contact your electrical supplier or Integral LED.