cold cathode energy efficiency

Cold cathode lamps are designed for long term, trouble free operation, resulting in reduced maintenance costs. Lamps will last 60 000 hours and beyond and unlike standard fluorescent lamps, cold cathode lamps are not affected by the number of times the system is switched on or off. Cold cathode offers excellent energy efficiency when compared to conventional lighting products. Most of the energy is converted into visible light and not into heat (hence the term cold cathode) .

The dimming capabilities of cold cathode are not just an aesthetic feature, but can also be used to contribute to energy savings. By implementing selective dimming at set intervals when 100% illumination is not required, electricity is saved and lamp life extended. (Consider shopping malls or office buildings after hours. Dimming the cold cathode tubes to 40% light output results in a 60% energy saving.)

Our improved low voltage electronic convertors require no fireman switch and provide ground fault and open circuit protection. Lighting units are protected from damage in the event of malfunction and will automatically be switched off, preventing costly repairs and potential damage.

CASE STUDY – 750 meters of COVE LIGHTING vs FLUORESCENT IN A SHOPPING MALL (CALCULATED OVER 12 MONTHS)

WATTAGE      GREEN CONTRIBUTION    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
FLUORESCENT TUBES = 50 4000W

 

COLD CATHODE = 14 490W

 

SAVINGS – 35 910W per Year

Decrease in CO2 Emissions= 16 5150 Kg / Year

 

Savings in Trees / Year

= 8258

1.REDUCED MAINTENANCE

2.INCREASED LAMP LIFE

3.SPECIAL EFFECTS

4.COLOUR CHANGING OPTIONS

5.DIMMING CAPABILITES