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Taking advantage of new technology to reduce running costs requires an electrical contractor with an up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology.

On this project, approved C-Bus installer Aden Electrical was called upon to meet the council's primary goal of providing an energy-efficient lighting management system that reflected the eco-friendly initiatives that Waitakere has adopted.

Greg Froude, the company's managing director, says there were also a number of other requirements.


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"The system had to be a user-friendly automated system with integrated audio, lighting and security systems. It also needed upgrade potential, so in the future it could be linked with other council buildings."

To meet all these requirements, Aden Electrical designed and installed a C-Bus system.

"Using Clipsal's Schedule Plus management system, we can tailor a solution that incorporates realtime monitoring and individual control over all lighting circuits. C-Bus's failsafe programming ensures that lighting levels are utilised in the most effective way at all times. We can also schedule events that may effect when lighting is required, such as public holidays and changes in daylight saving."

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The Clipsal C-Bus system is capable of running at a reduced power percentage, such as 90-95%, which can reduce energy consumption while further extending the life of the energy-efficient lamps that were installed throughout the building.

"C-Bus is a cost-effective modular system that can be expanded as the council's requirements grow. With our C-Bus experience we can provide a complete design, build and installation package that integrates lighting, audiovisual and security requirements in one easy-to-use system."

For further information, contact Aden Electrical Ltd, 10 Boston Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, phone (09) 377 2229. Aden Electrical offer services in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin. Email: jlove@aden.co.nz, website: www.adenelec.co.nz.Clipsal Industries, 47 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga, Auckland, phone (09) 576 3403. Email: pharris@clipsal.co.nz, or visit the website: www.clipsal.co.nz.

Sep 20, 2006
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