Posts By: Mark Kenyon

WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

What is it? As of July 2005, businesses, organisations and/or institutions have been required by law to register with the Environment Agency when they produce 200KG or more of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) containing Hazardous Waste. Ark Lighting Ltd is meeting its producer responsibility via membership of the Lumicom Producer Compliance Scheme.  Through…

Ingress Protection Explained – IP rating

Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings The IP rating system provides a means of classifying the degrees of protection from solid objects and liquids afforded by electrical equipment and enclosures. The system is recognized in most European countries and is set out in a number of British and European standards. These include: Classification of Degrees of Protection…

Decorative LED Bollard Lighting

The public realm of The Moor Sheffield has been upgraded and re-landscaped as part of the ongoing improvements to Sheffield’s city centre by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust and Sheffield City Council. “2013 has been a landmark year & the people of Sheffield can now see & experience the positive changes. The Moor development…

Sheffield – The Moor: Slimline Linear RGB LED controlled by Central DMX control panel

The public realm of The Moor Sheffield has been upgraded and re-landscaped as part of the ongoing improvements to Sheffield’s city centre by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust and Sheffield City Council. “2013 has been a landmark year & the people of Sheffield can now see & experience the positive changes. The Moor development…

Enfield – Ponders End Park: MARGO decorative post top LED fixture

The Park, formerly called Ryan’s Park and Ponders End Recreation Ground, has been refurbished by Enfield Council and includes new features such as a fountain, lighting, popup power points for festivals and a refurbished bandstand. There will also be better lighting, CCTV and drought-tolerant planting to make the park look better and feel safer for…

GRIFF XL – New Fixture Launch

We are pleased to introduce our latest lantern Griff & Griff XL. These sleek contemporary lanterns dont only look great but they are focused on performance to deliver unrivelled levels of style and functionalty. With a host of decorative post and wall brackets they add a touch of style to the exterior of any new…

Milton Keynes Underpass (Invest To Save LED Underpass Project)

Milton Keynes Council wanted to upgrade the lighting for a series of underpasses in the area. As feedback indicated that pedestrians, cyclists etc felt unsafe using them meant that it was important to promote a safe environment and reduce energy costs where possible.  The legacy lighting systems had been in place for many years and…

Dore – Contemporary Lighting pole

With its sober design and innovative functionality, the Dore model plays the ace of effectiveness. Its rectilinear silhouette unites a setting or melts into parks, squares or courtyards. Benefiting from efficient technology, this lamp-post will light up an avenue, boulevard or pedestrian street. Amidst aesthetic modern surroundings, the Dore model offers a new vision of urban lighting.

Comparison of LED v Other light sources including HID

A warehouse facility recently upgraded its lighting. Before the lighting improvement project it was illuminated by low CRI HPS lamps which were replaced with higher CRI lights. The luminous intensity before the retrofit was 376lux (35 foot candles) which fell to only 269lux (25 foot candles) after the re-fit project! A reduction of 28% in…