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INVOLVING YOUR WORKPLACE
Calculate what you could save by de-lamping your work environment
TRY OUR DE-LAMPING CALCULATOR
A quick tool to gauge your
dollar saving potential
You could potentially save $$$ by not over-lighting your workplace - for a very small investment. Estimate your savings from de-lamping!
How much do you pay for electricity?
Use the default figure for a general estimate.
When you turn the lights on do they flicker or start smoothly?
Check when lights have been OFF for at least 10 minutes
How many twin fittings do you think could be de-lamped?
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De-lamping opportunities can often be found in corridors, bathrooms, waiting rooms, meeting rooms. In open plan offices, good candidates could be fixtures around the perimeter of the ceiling perimeters, or fittings above open areas that are free of desks or work stations. You might also be able to reduce light levels in fittings that are next to windows or areas with high levels of natural light. When you are ready to de-lamp, it's worth buying or borrowing a lux meter to compare your lighting levels against the Australian Standard for workplaces (find out how at the end of this calculator).
By removing * 8 * fluoroescent lamp tubes from your workplace...
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Fluoro lighting comes in many shapes and sizes and can be hard to tell apart. We've had to make a few assumptions so you can use this calculator easily. We assumed your fluorescent lighting is the most common type for old buildings (T8 type), with a lamp power of 36W per lamp. We assumed your lamp ballast would be losing 7W if it's magnetic (flickering), and 2W if it's electronic (smooth). This calculator gives you a rough estimate of your savings - energy auditors can be engaged for a more accurate assessment of your lighting type and savings.
Read about de-lamping
decisions, disposal and delighting your team
Borrow a lux meter
to check if your workplace suffers form over-lighting
hands on tips
Get tips from others
in our sector who have saved a bomb through de-lamping
Sign up for a free workshop
to learn how to do a lighting audit in your workplace
OTHER IDEAS YOU CAN TRY
Come to a Give Grid workshop in your state/territory to learn how to do a lighting audit.Read More
Incandescent light globes use almost five times the energy used in compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and LED lamps.Read More
DE-LAMP QUIET CORNERS
If your office has 1 light switch for the whole floor and there are areas that are unoccupied, then take the lamps out of the fittings that are lighting unused areas.
Install timer switches to automatically switch lights off at a particular time, or after a length of time to reduce reliance on staff to turn off lights.
Install motion sensors in rooms that are occupied intermittently (such as bathrooms, store rooms, printer rooms). This can be cost-effective if extensive rewiring is not required
COST A RETROFIT
Next time an electrician visits your workplace, get them to quote for retrofitting old lighting with energy efficiency fittings (for example fluorescents or LEDs).
BRIGHTEN AND WHITEN
Reflected light makes a huge difference – next time you paint your office use light colours so that you can reduce your reliance on artificial lighting.