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Energy Efficiency

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New Trial Examines Viability Of Replacing Fluorescent Tubes With LED Lights

Friday, 22 January 2010

MEDIA RELEASE - 22 January 2010A new lighting trial reveals barriers and trends to making LED lighting viable for widespread...
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Dairy farms in Victoria

Thursday, 20 November 2008

MEDIA RELEASE DAIRY farms in Victoria could save nearly $6000 a year and substantially cut their greenhouse gas emissions, a...
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Who uses SETS?

  • Sustainability Victoria's ResourceSmart schools program
  • CarbonSink Schools
  • Northern Teritory Department of Employment, Eduction and Training (AuSSI NT)
  • Tasmanian Department of Education (AuSSI TAS)


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Mirrorlux Reflectors – the bright way to reduce lighting costs
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 00:00

Mirrorlux Reflectors, an innovative lighting technology used to illuminate various facilities at the Baw Baw Shire has reduced their climate impact by saving over 30 tonnes of greenhouse gas pollutants. Bruce Rowse, of CarbonetiX, a leading energy efficiency company, audited the shire and recommended delamping their lights using reflectors.

To delamp - replace one tube from a double fluorescent fitting with a Mirrorlux Reflector. The result - a simple and efficient way to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs while maintaining the brightness.

Having installed 300 reflectors, Raj Manihar, Environment Coordinator, Baw Baw Shire Council is very happy with the results, “very few staff have noticed that we have delamped using reflectors, and we are saving more than 30 tonnes of greenhouse pollution per year. Plus they have a payback of under two years, and under 1 year in higher use areas.”

Mr. Rowse states “Over its life span, the average double fluorescent light produces more greenhouse gas pollution than an automobile does in a single year.” Reflectors produce the same amount of useful light as two tubes but at the impact and cost of one by simply reflecting light from one tube. “The payback is sensational, with almost 50% return on investment as reflectors can be easily installed practically anywhere to achieve savings,” he said.     

Reflectors are the result of CarbonetiX innovation and extensive experience in energy efficiency audits and practices. Mirrorlux Reflectors are manufactured and supplied by Green Electriciancs. For further information visit or call Bruce Rowse on (03) 9015 8344.


Customer Comment

"SETS (the School Environment Tracking System) has been a powerful teaching and learning tool at Western Port Secondary College and has helped us to measure our progress in reducing green house gas emissions and becoming a sustainable school."
– Hannah Lewis, Assistant Principal, Westernport Secondary College