Cost savings – A builders merchant approached Capricorn to enhance the lighting in all of their depots by switching to energy-efficient LED lighting, not only to reduce their carbon footprint but also to cut down on their energy expenses.
Based on initial assessments, the client was told that they could expect to save roughly £1100 per month as a result of the lighting changes, with an estimated payback period for the client’s investment of approximately 8 months. The poor efficiency of the existing lighting system, made the switch to more energy-efficient options a smart financial decision.
However, the documented savings since installation are £2,000 per month – reducing pre-installation costs from £5,000 pcm to £3,000 pcm post installation and the ROI expectation has been reduced to just 6 months.
How does this Project demonstrate the diversity/flexibility of KNX?
Capricorn chose the SA/S188.8.131.52 Switch Actuator, 8-fold, 16 A, C-Load, Energy Function, MDRC. This was the optimal solution for our LED lighting system, as it efficiently managed inrush current while being compatible with the existing cable infrastructure. Additionally, we installed the TA 8 S KNX to facilitate binary inputs for light switches, and the Power Supply 160 mA MDRC – SV/S 184.108.40.206 to ensure a reliable power source.