The management committee at Seddon SDA in mid 2013 decided that it was time to do a complete overhaul of the Nave in their main building.
The main hall or nave had one giant hanging pendant fixture with a number of arms hanging from the centre pole distributing to further smaller arms with single 60W incandescent globes on the end.
The total power consumption of this fitting alone was more than 1400 watts in total, other lighting fixtures included twin 40W T12 fluorescent tubes and both 70W and 150W PAR38 lamps.
We replaced the hall lighting with the highest efficacy product we could purchase at the time. This was none other than the CREE CR14 LED troffers, boasting over 90+ on the CRI score, and delivering 100 lumens per watt of light. Arguably one of the most efficient lighting installs in Australia.
In total we used 14 troffers running across the apex of the ceiling, delivering 70,000 lumens of light from just 700 watts – Half the amount of original power and light intensity increased almost 10 fold across the space.
Then in the rear of the lower level we selected the Brightgreen D900 LED downlights to replace the twin fluorescent tube fittings and some CLA stainless steel up/down lights for the pillars in the nave.
The results are simply flawless.