The Canon Corporation occupies a prominent Kowloon skyscraper called Oterprise Square and has just installed the very latest Laservision LED technology so the building can participate in Hong Kong’s Symphony of Light Show.
Artificial light accounts for almost one-fifth of the world’s electricity consumption. This is substantially more than the output of all the nuclear power stations in the world. Within 25 years, the global demand for artificial light is projected to be almost twice today’s level as the developing world moves towards western living standards.
A shift in global climate trends and an international focus on sustainable energy has seen high rise buildings around the world favouring energy-efficient lighting design as a means of retrofitting structures for modern times.
Lighting practices employed by the industry in the early 2000s are already well outdated due to constant technological advancement. Being at the forefront of the architectural lighting industry, Laservision is forging a new evolution of efficient lighting design to cater to this dynamically evolving market.
Many governments around the world are beginning to utilise a greenhouse rating scheme for ranking the energy efficiency of office buildings. The Australian government was the first to have taken on the concept by means of the ‘Australian Building Greenhouse Rating’ (ABGR) scheme. The Schemes benefits include;
Hong Kong’s Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) run a similar system titled the ‘Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme for Buildings’. The scheme promotes the registration of Building Energy Codes which comprise of lighting, air conditioning, electrical, lift and escalator installations and stipulate the energy requirements of these installations.
While both the Australian and Hong Kong markets are at the forefront of energy consumption sensitivity, Laservision has developed low energy lighting solutions such as Hong Kong’s Canon Building. Located in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, Canon has recently employed Laservision to provide a turnkey lighting design based on the following objectives;
The design utilises high powered (6 watts) LED dots and has set a benchmark for environmentally sustainable skyscraper lighting.
14 rows of LED dots have been installed along each of the building’s external ribs and the design cleverly solves light trespass and light pollution issues that are problematic in illuminating glass surfaces.
The final view provides spectators with intensely bright colour changing effects, regardless of the audiences viewing position.
Laservision’s LED efficiency comparison against conventional edifice lighting techniques:
Conventional lighting designs utilising wash lighting and floodlight techniques require approximately 200-kilowatt hours of electricity to run them per night. In comparison, Laservision’s LED technology uses 5 % of this energy per night.
The low energy design utilises only 1800 watts at a cost of under US $2.00 per night. *.
At such a low energy requirement, this lighting design has the option to be serviced by sustainable energy solutions such as solar power.
Clients enjoy the economic reward of high quality LED design with an individual fixtures globe lasting 70,000 – 80,000 hours. A lifetime of approximately 15 years! In comparison, traditional wash lighting fixtures have an expected lamp life of approximately 3000 hours.
Laservision’s ‘Digital Data~Pump II’ (designed and developed in Laservision’s accredited Research and Development facility) provides the control system for the Canon building’s new lighting design. The system will also provide the ability for integration into Hong Kong’s “Symphony of Light”. The nightly show has been awarded the world’s ‘Largest Light and Sound Show’. See www.laservision.com.au/portfolio/symphony-of-lights.
Other examples of lighting designs that have focused on sustainable energy include Hong Kong’s Hopewell Centre and Standard Chartered Bank. For more information please see Hopewell Centre and Standard-Chartered.
Laservision is a world-renowned pioneer of creative, high impact solutions for the attractions, architectural lighting, advertising and special events industries. Our creations are projected to targeted, large scale audiences, where the audience becomes an integral part of the experience.
These creations include permanently installed entertainment for theme parks, tourist attractions and other special venues. Laservision also caters for themed celebrations and presentations for both the private and corporate sectors. Laservision’s world-renowned installations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and Sydney’s Darling Harbour. All can be viewed at www.laservision.com.au/portfolios.
Sunrise Dynatech LTD 25, Shan Tung Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Date: 05-Feb-2007
Power Monitoring Analysis Report –
“Subject: The Oterprise Square building located at 25 Nathan Road
TST Kowloon Hong Kong and the exterior LED installed by Laservision (Hong Kong).
This LED uses 12.5 Kwh (running at maximum level).”