Springhill Academy was chosen as part of the REAch2 Energy Pilot Programme for a lighting and Solar PV upgrade.

 As part of the REAch2 Energy Pilot led by Ian Carnwell, the REAch Estates Director, the project was designed to replace a mixture of T12 and T8 traditional flourescant lighting with new efficient LEDs with a mix of battens, bulkheads and panels as well as external lighting. The project was self funding with no capital cost. Maintenance and energy savings paying for the lighting and creating a small surplus that is committed to be invested back into furthering the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children.

Bright Spark, working with REAch2 and our partners provided a complete turn key installation of the new LED lighting at the Academy with excellent results. 

Some examples of the teaching environments prior to the lighting upgrade

 Library Breakout with existing spot lights

Library Breakout with existing spot lights

 Nursery Classroom with low light levels

Nursery Classroom with low light levels

 Corridors with poor lighting

Corridors with poor lighting

 School Hall with faded diffusers and poor lighting spread

School Hall with faded diffusers and poor lighting spread

The existing lighting at Springhill was over ten years and the emergency lighting did not meet the BS EN5266 guidelines.  Maintenance was becoming a real issue due to the wide range of light fittings and the various add-ons over the years.  The lighting quality was below CIBSE guidelines for teaching and learning spaces.  

We replaced all of the lighting and added additional emergency fittings as requested.  Multiple areas were redesigned to improve lighting quality and the use of Microwave sensors and PIRs has dramatically increased energy savings.

 Replacing the spot lights in the Library with Luceco Academy luminares

Replacing the spot lights in the Library with Luceco Academy luminares

 The Nursery with significantly improved lighting using Academy fittings - our favourite room for impact

The Nursery with significantly improved lighting using Academy fittings - our favourite room for impact

 Corridors upgraded with a mix of Atlas bulkheads and Lux Panels

Corridors upgraded with a mix of Atlas bulkheads and Lux Panels

 School Hall light quality significantly improved

School Hall light quality significantly improved

##PROJECT SUMMARY:

Removal of 465 existing light fittings and replacement with 445 new LED luminaires:

  • Annual Energy Savings of 30,675,8 kWhs
  • Annual carbon saving of just over 16,000 Kgs
  • LED Lighting supplied by Luceco
  • Installation completed by Bright Spark Energy
  • Funding by Less is More Capital