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Members of The Lighting Association

Public who are building an extension or new home (as well as commercial builders) should read the following as it applies to your building work!

Part L of the current UK building regulations

Current UK building regulations state (in part L1 of the regulations) that a certain number of low energy light fittings must be installed within 'new build' UK homes and extensions. Certain rules also apply for 'new build' offices and commercial properties. These fittings must have integrated ballasts within the fitting to ensure only low energy bulbs can be replaced (thus stopping the installation of standard, non-efficient, incandescent lamps in to the lamp holders)

Below is a brief section of the current Building regulations regarding the Low Energy Lights you must install if building a new home or extension!

'A way of showing compliance would be to provide lighting fittings (including lamp, control gear and an appropriate housing, reflector, shade or diffuser or other device for controlling the output light) that take lamps having a luminous efficacy greater than 40 lumens per circuit watt. Circuit-Watts means the power consumed in lighting circuits by lamps and their associated control gear and power factor correction equiptment
Fluorescent, LED and compact fluorescent lighting fittings would meet this standard. Lighting fittings with traditional lamp holders would also meet this standard provided the lamp was low energy.

Fittings marked with the symbol below on our website would be suitable for Part L1 of the current UK building regulations and would count as one of your '75%'

Reasonable provision would be to provide in the areas affected by the building work, fixed energy efficient light fittings that number not less than the greater of

a.) three per four fixed lighting fittings (75%)

A light fitting may contain one or more lamps. Installing mains frequency fluorescent lighting in garages may cause dangers through stroboscopic interaction with vehicle engine parts or machine tools. Fluorescent lamps with high frequency electronic ballasts substantially reduce this risk.
Light fittings in less frequented areas like cupboards and other storage areas would not count.

Fixed external lighting means lighting fixed to an external surface of the dwelling supplied from the occupier's electrical system. It excludes the lighting in common areas in blocks of flats and other access-way lighting provided communally.
Reasonable provision would be to enable effective control and/or the use of efficient lamps such that:

Either: lamp capacity does not exceed 150W per light fitting and the lighting automatically switches off:
When there is enough daylight; and when it is not required at night

Or: the lighting fittings have sockets that can only be used with lamps having an efficacy greater than 40 lumens per circuit watt.

Compact fluorescent lamps would meet the standard. GLS tungsten lamps with bayonet cap or Edison screw bases, or tungsten halogen lamps would not.' Fittings marked with the symbol below on our website would be suitable for Part L1 of the current UK building regulations and would count as one of your '25%'

You can download a copy of the latest building regulations regarding lighting from the following Government website

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/professionals/en/4000000000563.html

 

 


 

BRE Ecohomes Guidelines (for builders who are part of the Ecohomes scheme only)

Domestic and commercial builders can gain credits for their developments dependent upon how energy efficient the property they are building is. The types of dwellings applicable include 'Private & Social housing schemes, flats, apartments and houses, including new build and major refurbishment. Buildings constructed by developers who are part of the BRE Ecohomes scheme are inspected post-build by a BRE assessor.

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

1 x Credit = 40% of fixed internal light fittings are dedicated energy efficient fittings

2 x Credit = 75% of fixed internal light fittings are dedicated energy efficient fittings

All dwellings in the development must meet the following criteria and requirements. A dedicated energy efficient light fitting must comprise of the lamp, control gear and an appropriate housing, refector, shade or diffuser. The fitting must be capable of only accepting lamps having a luminous efficacy greater than 40 lumens per circuit watt.

Tubular fluorescent and compact fluorescent lighting fittings would meet this requirement. Light fittings for GLS tungsten lamps with bayonet cap or edison screw bases, or tungsten halogen lamps would not comply.

Fittings marked with the symbol below on our website would be suitable for BRE Ecohomes scheme and would count as one of your '40%'


Credits are only awarded for fixed internal light fittings. Non fixed light fittings are not appropriate for this credit as they could be replaced by the occupant
Fixed internal light fittings must be in an habitable room. Light fittings located in cupboards cannot be included

Flats
For flats, fixed internal light fittings do not include the following
Communal lobbies, main external entrances, internal entrance porches, hallways, landings, stairwells, internal corridors and garages, specific communal rooms (laundries, cycle and other storage spaces etc)

For more information please visit http://www.breeam.org/page.jsp?id=21

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