Eaton has unveiled an IP65 high-bay luminaire with a level of energy efficiency that enables full return on investment within 18 months. The easy-to-install Litex Elite, which delivers up to 170 luminaire lumens per circuit watt (Llm/cW), is ideally suited to warehouse and industrial buildings thanks to IP65 water and dust ingress protection, long lifespan and resistance to extreme temperatures.
The power management company estimates that a commercial building containing 100 HID metal halide luminaires could reduce its annual lighting costs from £47,330 to £12,450 by replacing them with Litex Elite units.
Based on the outstanding energy efficiency of the luminaires, Eaton calculates a typical payback period of 18 months or less, which could be cut to less than 12 months through participation in the UK government’s Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme.
In addition to IP65 protection against dust and low-pressure jet washing, the new luminaire benefits from IK10 impact protection and can operate in temperatures ranging from -40C to +50C. However, its toughness is matched by outstanding performance. The Litex Elite emits light of up to 35,000 lumens with excellent colour recognition, while the distribution of light means specifiers and installers can optimise spacing.
Meanwhile, maintenance requirements are minimised by the Litex Elite’s long lifespan, backed by Eaton’s standard five-year warranty on lighting.
Further energy savings can be achieved by incorporating optional daylight and occupancy controls. The IP65 PIR sensor detects movement within a wide detection zone of 40m at a 15m mounting height.
The need for standalone emergency luminaires can also be reduced with the option of integrated emergency lighting capability in the Litex Elite. This can help building owners and managers meet their obligation to protect staff and visitors by supporting safe movement of people in the event of a blackout. Failure to meet these obligations can leave businesses vulnerable to legal, financial and reputational risks.
Ease of installation is enabled by versatile mounting brackets, accessories for trunking, drop rod or S-hook chain suspension and an IP65 plug-and-play connector.
Ian Roberts, product manager for mains lighting at Eaton, said: “As an IP65 rated high-bay luminaire with such outstanding efficiency and performance credentials, the Litex Elite represents a significant leap forward. During the design process, huge attention has been given to the details that make a difference, such as the sealed and washable IP65 / IK10 housing, and high quality LED chips and drivers.
“Buyers will be reassured by the fact that, like all of our lighting products, the Litex Elite has been fully tested and, as a member of the Lighting Industry Association, Eaton complies fully with the LIA’s validation programme. In a market where inflated claims are often made about LED luminaires, it’s important that Eaton stands tall as a trusted supplier by offering proven products.”