Imperial College

Lighting Imperial College London


Achieving significant reduction in both energy consumption and carbon emissions, as well as reducing maintenance overheads.

LED lighting
has been

developing rapidly and now offers a number of advantages."


- Andrew Caldwell, Energy Manager, Imperial College London

Customer challenge

The College has an ongoing programme of energy and carbon reduction measures, looking at every aspect of energy consumption. The Department of Chemistry building was using a large number of fluorescent fittings, providingh an opportunity to save energy.

The right lighting


Philips Lighting carried out a full survey of the Department of Chemistry building and recommended that all T12 and T8 fluorescent fittings were replaced on a point-for-point basis with LED luminaires, many of which are dimmable.


PowerBalance LED luminaires have been installed in offices and small laboratory areas, with suspended SmartForm LED luminaires in larger laboratories and ceiling-mounted SmartForm in stairways and landings. Both ceiling-mounted and wall-mounted Gondola LED luminaires have also been used in stairways. GreenSpace recessed downlighters are providing low energy lighting in corridors and meeting areas on each floor.


Switching to dimmable LED luminaires also means increased controllability and further energy savings beyond those achieved by reducing the installed load alone.

  • SmartForm LED BCS460
    We all feel and perform better in a pleasant, comfortable working environment. Designed for use in offices, shops and schools, the SmartForm family of surface-mounted luminaires co...
    • Top-class lighting performance meets all project requirements
    • Fresh-looking design
    • Energy-efficient
  • GreenSpace Gen2
    GreenSpace Gen2 is an optimized LED downlight. Featuring a simple yet robust integrated design and high system efficacy, it offers customers a sustainable solution with a return on...
    • Energy savings of up to 70% compared with conventional CFL downlights
    • High uniformity and good color rendering
    • ‘Fit and forget’ solution

Imperial College London

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