Premium Light Pro partner with Lumispec to release quality LED lighting database

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  Posted by: electime      2nd July 2019

The Premium Light Pro project, delivered in the UK by Energy Saving Trust, is raising awareness of the benefits of upgrading to energy-efficient lighting, and facilitating action in the public and private sector.  Operating in nine European countries, the project has developed a series of tools – including guidance brochures for upgrade projects and a set of product performance criteria, and has run a large-scale education programme. Lighting accounts for around 20% of energy use in the UK’s non-domestic buildings and around 6% of global CO2emissions.  

The project’s latest offering is a lighting product database, developed in partnership with Lumispec, which incorporates the performance criteria.  The database is aimed at those involved in procurement, but also provides a useful resource for energy assessors, as well as installers and distributors looking to stock a suitably efficient product range.

Core to the Lumispec interface is the internationally adopted Electro-Technical Information Model (ETIM) standard, allowing consistency of data reporting for easier comparison, and translation into multiple languages. 

Stewart Muir, Project Manager at Energy Saving Trust said: “We have heard plenty of examples of lightingprojects where the decision on product selection takes the path of least resistance and achieving the lowest cost is the main driver. If quality and efficiency are not also considered, this can result in a false economy if products don’t perform down the line. Selecting a quality product is vital to ensure that the lighting both works for the needs of space, and delivers savings.”

“Increased roll-out of energy-efficient lighting is a big contributor to achieving carbon emissions targets.  As a sector, lighting has done well on this in the last few years.  The rate of uptake is positive, but the momentum needs to continue.”

Between 2016 and 2017, the market share of LED lighting increased significantly, reaching 40% in 2018.  Figures show not only an increase in take-up of LED, but also a strong improvement in product performance: the market average LED saw a 45% efficiency improvement between 2010 and 2018.   

If you are looking for a comprehensive resource on quality, efficient lighting, the Premium Light Pro database can be accessed through the project website at

FREE Switch the Lights workshops from the Premium Light Pro project

The Premium Light Pro project, run in the UK by Energy Saving Trust, is running two free regional workshops in July to help you learn the key information needed for a successful upgrade to energy efficient lighting in non-domestic premises.  Workshops are suitable for project and facility managers, installers, designers, energy assessors and suppliers looking to brush up on their lighting knowledge.

Upgrading to LED lighting is one of the most cost-effective measures for a business looking to lower its overheads, and a large-scale switch to more efficient lighting is a significant contributor to reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change.

Workshop dates

London, 17th July 2019, 9:00-14:00, LUTRON Experience Centre, 4th Floor, 125 Finsbury Pavement, EC2A 1NQ – sign up here

Midlands, 18th July 2019, 9:00-14:00, Thorlux Lighting, Merse Road, North Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9HH – sign up here

Workshops include:

  • 2 hours of training with Bob Bohannon, a lighting industry expert with over 30 years’ experience
  • Learn about lighting design and control strategies
  • How to specify high quality products and understand technical terms
  • Demonstration of efficient lighting and controls from industry experts
  • Receive free design guidance and product procurement criteria brochures produced by the Premium Light Pro project
  • Networking opportunities