Activate Learning, an educational organisation based in Oxford with three FE colleges, two technical colleges and a marketing consulting company, has refurbished its Banbury and Bicester College campus, utilising LED
lighting supplied by Zeta Specialist Lighting.
As part of an ongoing refurbishment project, Activate Learning commenced a competitive tender for the supply and installation of new lighting for three key areas within Banbury and Bicester College – the main corridor linking the reception area with the classrooms, a gaming area for students and the IT learning room.
The brief included a requirement for energy-efficient lighting that would cut the college’s energy bills and reduce the workload of its maintenance team through long-lasting, low maintenance operation.
Zeta recommended its Ultra Slim Ceiling Panels for all three areas. Panels in the main corridor were also fitted with Zeta Emergency Kits, which provide over three hours of emergency, ultra-low 5W lighting.
The ultra slim ceiling panels give off more light and use significantly less power than florescent tubes, producing annual cost savings of around 50%. They also require less maintenance, as a standard florescent tube has an average rated life of 15,000 hours compared to 50,000 hours for Zeta’s LED ultra slim panels.
With a thickness of only 7mm, the ultra slim design allows for easy installation and offers an enhanced aesthetic appearance once in-situ. Panels can be supplied in bespoke sizes, if required, and can be installed as surface-mounted or recessed luminaires.
The college specified 600 x 600mm panels for the main corridor and eight 1200 x 300mm surface-mounted ultra-slim panels for the IT room.
“Zeta’s recommended solution was both competitive and cost-effective,” said Facilities Manager Bridget Richardson. “We especially wanted a product that would save on maintenance and as Zeta’s LEDs have a long life, we were happy that our maintenance team wouldn’t be continually up and down ladders changing them.”