solution from Philips, we expect up to 30 percent savings on electricity per year and reduced maintenance cost.”
- Mr. Dave Hargreaves, Co-owner
To live up to the tag of ‘next-generation, fullyequipped retail store,’ the owners wanted the new store to be its first flagship, energy-efficient and green store. To achieve this, they needed a new lighting solution that will enable the store to maximize the abundance of natural light coming into the building.
To save significantly on maintenance and energy consumption, while helping the company achieve its goal of providing a good balance of natural and LED lighting for the store, the project involved designing an in-store lighting solution that would cover around 8,000 square meters. In addition, the owners wanted LED lighting systems for the store’s façade, signage, and carpark area to ensure the security of their customers.The Philips Lighting team worked closely with the property manager and the electrical contractor to install the lighting as part of the new build. Michael Kain, Philips Lighting New Zealand project manager shares, “It was fantastic being involved in the design and fit-out for the new building right from the start.We worked closely with the owners, developing a costeffective LED lighting solution tailored to their needs.”
For this project, two Philips LED products were selected specifically for their lighting optics that effectively deliver light to all parts of the large building, while providing energy efficiency advantages with their long lifespan of up to 50,000 hours in commercial use. GreenPerform LED Highbay units were installed in the open-plan trade and retail areas to provide reliable, high-quality lighting. Perfect for large interiors, its optics illuminate vertical planes and spaces with high ceilings. For the office and point-ofsale areas, CoreLine LED recessed lights were used to give high-output yet low-glare lighting for optimum visual comfort. With a slim profile design, it fitted seamlessly into the new retail environment. To ensure that the LED lighting solutions would perform to their peak potential in terms of lighting quality and energy efficiency, the Philips Lighting team integrated Dynalite Controls into the store’s building management system (BMS). “Dynalite Controls allow our BMS to effectively manage natural light so that when it’s naturally bright, the LED lights are dimmed. When it’s dark or the clouds come over, the LED lights spring into action,” explains Dave Hargreaves, co-owner and store manager of Mitre 10 MEGA Westgate. For the building façade and signage, Tango LED floodlights proved to be the perfect as they can withstand harsh weather conditions. In the carpark, GreenVision Exceed was installed, providing clear, neutral white light. The Philips Lighting team also installed CityTouch connect application so that carpark lighting can be managed remotely.
“It was fantastic being involved in the design and fit-out for the new building right from the start. We worked closely with the owners, developing a costeffective LED lighting solution tailored to their needs.” Michael Kain, Project Manager Philips Lighting New Zealand