Famous British retailer Marks & Spencer plan to install LED lights in all of their food halls within the next 2 years.
After a trial of LED lighting in some of their stores they found that energy consumption was reduced by 20%.
Megaman's LED PAR 30 dimming lamps have been chosen to replace the 75w lamps currently lighting Ripley's Believe it or Not! in London. This switch over is expected to save around £10,000 on energy a year.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin, Germany is an exclusive 5 star hotel, where celebrities flock during Fashion Week. he 303 rooms (40 of which are suites) have been exquisitely designed by Peter Silling who took inspiration from the Prussian architect Schinkel.
When lowering energy costs and CO2 emissions it was important that the luxury hotel kept its ambience and antique decorative features.
The borough of Wigan is embarking on a £11 million project to refit 31,000 LED street lights over the next 3 years.
Wigan has 5,500 units in place currently and expects to be making savings of £1 million annually when all the lights are fitted.
Back in 2008, the UK's largest marina complex, Brighton Marina, was lit up by Philips.
The marina is 500,000 sq ft and already hosts a range of retail, leisure and residential development companies and with Philips making the marina more energy efficient, it is hoped to attract more visitors and businesses.
The lighting has been used to successfully highlight the attractions of the marina, giving it a more vibrant atmosphere, as well as making it more safe and secure. A major contributor in making Brighton Marina one of the city's top attractions with over 8 million visitors a year.
The Revolving Green Fund is a government-funded scheme to help Universities reduce carbon emissions.
The UK government is now adding a further £34 million to the fund. The extra money marks the fourth round of the Revolving Green Fund, which has already provided £62 million to Universities for LED light projects. In the previous (third) round, the fund provided £21 million to 43 Universities.
Philips is to focus on LEDs following recent sales figures.
Philips has announced that their LED-based sales grew at 43% during the second quarter of the fiscal year. LEDs now cover 36% of total lighting sales, compared to 25% in 2013.The EBITA margin for Philips new lighting division improved to 8.6%.
Despite the growth in sales, Philips to still looking for ways to improve profitability in the lighting division as well as accelerating the move to LEDs. Philips has been focusing on optimising its industrial footprint and the overall cost vase gas resulted in 8 consecutive quarters of year-on-year improved operational profitability.
The National Gallery are doing an interactive experiment to test people's perceptions of colour using a prototype tunable LED system.
The National Gallery has been converting it's former tungsten lights to more energy efficient LEDs for the last few years. As well as saving energy, LED lighting does not change colour temperature when it is dimmed whereas Tungsten does.
In the gallery, there is an automated system that activates the LED lighting in small increments according to the level of daylight coming through the skylights. The goal was to maintain a consistent amount of light throughout the gallery so that, no matter where they were in the gallery viewers would look at different artwork in the same level of light.
A hair salon in Truro, Cornwall has been fitted with LED lighting.
The Lounge Hair Salon has replaced more than 40 halogen bulbs, strip lights and bayonet lighting with energy efficient LEDs.
The lighting is supplied by Cornish energy efficiency specialist Happy Energy.
Using the new high performance, low-energy LED bulbs Happy Energy say the Lounge will save over £750 per year in reduced energy and replacement costs. The bulbs are expected to last 10 to 15 years.
Owner of The Lounge, Mark Sampson, said: "We are delighted with the new lighting in the Salon. The environment benefits aside, the quality of the light is much better - they make the salon cooler and more comfortable to be in and with the new daylight white light they give off in our back room, it actually helps us mix colours more effectively."