Light switch to take heat out of bills
SOARING power prices have led a major shopping complex to make the switch to energy- efficient lighting.
Domain Central in Garbutt is in the process of installing LED lighting in a bid to ease electricity bill pain, while improving the light quality. The project, worth more than $ 300,000, will see outdoor light fittings around the centre’s carpark and internal roads replaced with LED lighting technology.
Domain Central centre manager Sandy Corbett said the installation of LED lighting was part of a commitment to sustainability from both Domain Central and the centre’s owners, QIC.
“The installation of LED lighting at Domain Central is an important component of our efforts to deliver on our ongoing environmental and sustainability goals,” she said.
Local electrical contractor Minelec is carrying out the project, which is expected to be completed by mid- July, with crews working at night to make the changes.
Peter Lollo, from JEM Distributors, who supplied the lighting to Minelec for the project, said they had to source a highquality, energy- efficient LED light fitting that ticked all the boxes.
“As a local with a passion in the lighting field, I look forward to hearing about the savings in maintenance and energy that this investment will return,” Mr Lollo said.
“Installation of the new LED lighting will allow Domain Central to use far less energy and create much less heat to generate the same amount of light as metal halide lamps, with the additional benefits of lasting much longer and being virtually maintenance- free.”
BRIGHT IDEA: Luke Smythe, from Minelec, during the installation of LED lighting at Domain Central last night.