Who and what we are

Revolution Energy Saving Solutions specialise in Energy Saving LED lighting products and Energy Saving Induction Lighting products. Based in Cape Town, we supply the commercial, retail, industrial and hospitality industry with Energy Saving lighting products/technologies. We also consult with engineers and architects to spec new buildings with Energy Saving lighting products/solutions.

Revolution Energy Saving Solutions is a young, innovative company run by Jaco & Karen Van Deventer, who are passionate about saving energy AND saving the planet.

It is all about going green and the company has been successfully supplying the commercial, industrial and hospitality industry with energy saving lighting  technologies for the past 6 years.

HIGH BAY LIGHTING

High bays are designed to be used in very high areas (approximately 8m and greater) to provide well distributed and uniform light for open areas. The key element of the fitting which will help guarantee the correct light output is the reflectors and optics used by the fitting

LOW BAY LIGHTING

Low bays work in much the same way as a high bay, but will be best suited to lower mounting heights. The main differences will be in the lamp types selected and the types of reflectors and optics used.

FLOOD LIGHTING

Flood lights are a very versatile method of illuminating areas where a conventional mounting arrangement may not be an option. The flood light will have an asymmetric throw of light which can be angled into the space to be lit.

STREET LIGHTING

Induction Street Lights are direct replacements for current Sodium/Halogen fittings.The power is generated from outside the lamp by an electromagnetic field, which energises the mercury vapour inside.They have a running time of up to 100,000 hours

What is Induction lighting

Induction lamps are somewhat similar to fluorescent bulbs in that they create light by using an electromagnetic field to excite mercury particles mixed in an inert gas. However, instead of using metal prongs, which often break or become stripped, induction bulbs are excited through a powerful electromagnet positioned outside the bulb. This setup also eliminates the problem of leaky bulbs (common with fluorescents), where outside gasses seep inside and disrupt the balance of inert gasses.

induction diagram

Induction Diagram

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PROS OF INDUCTION LIGHTING

What is LED Lighting

LEDs produce light through the flow of electrons in a semiconductor material made of positively and negatively charged parts. When an electric charge strikes the semiconductor (i.e. the light is turned on), electrons flow through “holes” in the material from a negative to a positive layer. As the excited electrons pass through the positively charged holes, they create light which causes the LED to illuminate.

Pros of LED lighting

Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100.000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave on the LED fixture for 8h per day it would take around 20 years before you’d have to replace the LED bulb.

LED’s are different to standard lighting: They don’t really burn out and stop working like a standard light, moreover the lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright.

Todays most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light, while a ca. 20% is lost and converted into other forms of energy such as heat.

With traditional incandescent light bulbs who operate at 20% energy efficiency only, a 80% of the electricity is lost as heat. Imagine the following scenario:

If you use traditional lighting and have an electricity bill of e.g US$ 100, then US$ 80 of that money has been used to heat the room, not to light it! Using LED illumination with 80% efficiency, the electricity costs would be around US$ 20 and you’d have saved around US$ 80.

The long operational life time acts as a multiplicator and helps achieve even more energy efficiency, especially large scale and when thinking in terms of urban infrastructure projects, such as cities, railroads and airports.

Think of e.g an airport using energy efficient LED lighting exclusively and achieving a 30% power consumption reduction in comparison with an airport using conventional lighting technology.

Because the long life span of LED lights, also the maintenance work – think of all the work and energy it would take to purchase, stock and change the conventional light bulbs of an airport – you’ll see that you can make significant energy savings also when it comes to maintenance and replacement due to the long operational life times of LED lighting.

LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials like e.g mercury that are dangerous for the environment.

LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, and will help you to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. The long operational life time span mentioned above means also that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A big step towards a greener future!

LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions.

Because LED lights are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for rough conditions and exposure to weather, wind, rain or even external vandalism, traffic related public exposure and construction or manufacturing sites.

LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions.

Because of this, LED lighting is highly suitable not only for goods and materials that are sensitive to heat due to the benefit of little radiated heat emission, but also for illumination of UV sensitive objects or materials such a in museums, art galleries, archeological sites etc.

LEDs can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, color and distribution. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye but also for the mood and the mind:

LED mood illumination is already being used in airplanes, classrooms and many more locations and we can expect to see a lot more LED mood illumination in our daily lives within the next few years.

LED are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. For fluorescent lamps, low temperatures may affect operation and present a challenge, but LED illumination operates well also in cold settings, such as for outdoor winter settings, freezer rooms etc.

LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving a higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to the desired location.

LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as e.g traffic and signal lights.

Also, LED lights can switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.

A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings, by connecting an external solar-energy source and is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.

By far the most energy efficient, the cleanest and most eco-friendly way of illumination is LED lighting, which is basically digital light and comes with a multitude of amazing benefits.

MEET THE TEAM

Jaco Van Deventer

079 738 4095
jaco@revolutioness.co.za

Karen Van Deventer

083 462 8689
karen@revolutioness.co.za

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