LIFE covers all aspects of lighting, including design, installation, energy supply and technical upgrades. For example, Mitie will update LED chips in luminaires to more efficient versions when they become available. Kerry Sheehan, national mobile services director, said: ‘We’re forcing manufacturers to push ahead and develop advanced parts, so it’s not the whole system that has to be replaced.’
Mitie has launched a planned lighting maintenance service, Lighting In Future Environments (LIFE)
Siemens has ditched plans to float its lighting subsidiary Osram on the stock market, opting instead to spin the business off to existing shareholders.
The energy ratings of some 40,000 buildings have been published on the Internet.