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Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Simply LED, for Sheffield Simply Food Store
Marks and Spencer’s Simply Food store in Sheffield is the
first store within the UK to be lit using only LED lighting making it M&S’s
most sustainable store. The store’s sustainable, bright, enticing lighting is
achieved by combining Philips’ LED luminaires with Philips’ Dynalite management
Philips Dynalite Control System
The LED lighting has been installed in across the store’s
car park areas, back of house and shop floor, and has given the store energy
savings of 25-30%. The installation of the new Philips Dynalite control system
could further increase these savings!
In addition to these initial energy savings, thanks to the
LED’s long lamp life, the store will also benefit from reduced maintenance costs
as the need for re-lamping will be eradicated. Another benefit to the
installation of LED lighting is there will be no discharge lamps to dispose of,
meaning M&S avoid incurring WEEE charges.
Philips Maxos Trunking
Customers will be enticed into the store’s entrance due to the
lighting ambiance created by Philips Blast and Graze luminaires. The
remainder of lighting within the store is produced through a combination of
Maxos trunking and StyliD fixtures. The store’s food chillers are all fitted
with the latest generation of warm white LED modules; these make the
merchandise look as attractive as possible. LED fittings and wall marker lights
illuminate the store’s outdoor areas, creating a pleasant and safe environment
in the car parks.
To make maximum use of the natural daylight which pours in
through the windows, M&S have utilised the daylight harvesting setting
offered by Philip’s Dynalite control system. The daylight harvesting setting follows
the rhythm of natural daylight and automatically dims the luminaires within
each area ensuring a constant level of light is maintained in each working
space. The control system can also be set so it switches off entirely as the daylight
takes overs, further increasing the store’s energy savings.
Alison Burnley, Store Manager at M&S Simply Foods Sheffield
said: “We are delighted to be opening this new Sustainable Learning Store in
Sheffield which is the most environmentally friendly store M&S has ever
built. The eco friendly Philips lighting systems we have in place have
contributed to this and ensure that we create a fresh modern shopping
environment for our customers.”
Without a doubt, employing such initiatives as LED dimming
and daylight harvesting M&S is one step closer to achieving its ambitious energy reduction
targets, setting an example to us all.
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