Kosnic LED lighting takes centre stage at Brunts Academy
Brunts Academy in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, is a community academy of 1600 students between the ages of 11-18 years, including approx. 250 in the Sixth Form, and 150 staff. As a ‘Performing Arts College’ it can trace its roots right back to 1709.
Mick Stevens, Brunts Academy’s Premises Manager explains how the move to LED lighting took place: “I had been wanting to transfer the College over to LED lighting for some time. Following discussions with a colleague in Garibaldi College in Mansfield, who had made the move already, I decided that there was no time like the present!” Working with Darren Brocklehurst, Branch Manager, at Lenton Electrical Supplies Ltd and Electrical Contractor, Alan Proctor of A.K. Proctor Electrical, a test area of T8 panels was retrofitted with 20 Kosnic LED panels. The feedback was instantaneous from the staff. They were amazed at the difference in light levels. To prove that the existing T8 scheme at Brunts Academy would benefit from replacement with Kosnic LED lamp technology, Mick Stevens and Darren Brocklehurst prepared the data to submit an application to SALIX – 100% interest-free capital to the public sector to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions – for funding of £185,000. One condition on the part of SALIX was that the installation be completed by the end of February 2014. This gave Mick Stevens, Kosnic, Lenton Electrical Supplies and A.K. Proctor Electrical only 8 weeks to source, deliver and carry out the installation at the College. Due to the increased lux levels of Kosnic’s LED panels compared to the original T8s, it was not necessary to do a one-for-one replacement in the majority of the classrooms.
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