What strata committees can learn from professional building operators when calculating ROI on LED lighting.
Also, when it comes to annual fire compliance time the building manager sees the results of the annual 90 minute test for battery backed up emergency lights and the number of lights which need to be replaced to get that compliance certificate.
These are two very different views of the world.
In stratas without an onsite building manager, the strata committee sees the pain of the fire compliance audit after the fact and thinks they are being rorted by the fire compliance company (which has been known to occur!). What can they do to negotiate down the cost of a fire audit?
So what made the Chamaeleon the building manager’s LED light of choice?
3 things come to mind.
These three things do not currently find their way into the payback calculations on LED lighting currently run by strata committees. Why can’t a strata committee member or cleaner do these things which building managers have been doing for the past 5 years?
Strata committees tend to adopt “short term thinking” and can learn from the building manager perspective. Quality LED lights should be an asset evaluated on their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over a period of 10 years….not just 18 months or 2 years.
After 1000 installation sites and 3 product generations, there are few LED lights which compare with the Australian-designed Chamaeleon, which was awarded Australian Energy Efficiency product of the year in 2016.
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