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(updated February 2017)

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Discover GenLED One – WINNER of Design Excellence Award

Gerard Lighting was recently presented with the prestigious IES NSW Award for Luminaire Design Excellence at the 2015 IES NSW Awards held at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on 02 October 2015.

The winning luminaire, especially designed for Lendlease to provide an innovative and sustainable lighting solution for the International Towers Sydney, Barangaroo was our GenLED One Troffer (named as InterTLED by Lendlease).

The awarding body is IES Lighting Society - the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand.

More about GenLED One luminaire

The GenLED One luminaire was specifically designed for Lendlease and Norman Disney & Young for the 'International Towers Sydney' (ITS) project at Barangaroo, NSW.  Gerard Lighting met the brief to provide a highly energy efficient luminaire that was not only functional and sustainable but aesthetically designed to complement its environment. The luminaire was developed with form and function in mind. Low level side light ambient panels offer a contrast to the main lighting source and give a sense of warmth to its surroundings. With an efficacy of > 90lm/w and UGR < 19, the InterT LED is highly efficient.

The result, a world-class luminaire that brilliantly illuminates one of Australia’s most sustainable high rise commercial precincts.

For your next commercial project requiring specifically designed leading edge products, contact Gerard  Lighting - experts in tailored commercial lighting solutions. info@gerardlighting.com.au

 

 

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September 2015 - CMP Control Gear

Gerard Lighting appointed Exclusive Distributor for CMP Control Gear.
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NECA Market Monitor Survey

Do you want to make a difference in the industry? Well have your say and participate in the NECA Market Monitor survey and you may even win a trip South Africa. For more details http://marketmonitor.fluidsurveys.com/s/marketmonitor2015/

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April 2015 - DOT LED Catalogue

Looking for an innovative LED downlight solution? Look no further than the new DOT catalogue range from Pierlite for a comprehensive selection of interior LED downlight solutions. view catalogue

SPARC

SPARC 2015

SPARC International Lighting event 2015.  Keep the dates free for an exciting showcase of Australian Lighting innovations; 27th to 29th May 2015, Sydney Exhibition Centre - Glebe. Come along to stand # 81 and see the Gerard Lighting team. For more information visit www.sparcevent.org

 

total facilities

March 2015 - Total Facilities Exhibition

Total Facilities Exhibition 25-26 March 2015 - WE ARE THERE!

Total Facilities Exhibition attracts 2,500 industry professional including architects, office managers, operations managers, maintenance managers, engineers and property managers.

Look for us at STAND A31.

For show details - http://www.totalfacilities.com.au/

Rapix Emergency Lighting Catalogue

The new Rapix Emergency lighting catalogue, is you one stop shop for all of your smart monitored emergency lighting needs. Packed with an extensive selection of interior commercial  and industrial products and powered by the impressive RAPIX control system, the new range of emergency luminaires is the perfect choice for your next lighting design.

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Disano LED 2014

As the exclusive Australian distributor for the renown European brand DISANO, Pierlite Australia is pleased to showcase a new and dedicated LED product catalogue from DISANO. This exciting e-publication is packed with creative LED solutions covering an extensive selection of architectural, commercial and industrial lighting products; download your copy today.

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Disano consolidated catalogue 2014

As the exclusive Australian distributor for the renown European brand DISANO, Pierlite Australia is pleased to showcase a new and innovative consolidated product catalogue from DISANO. This exciting e-publication is packed with creative solutions covering an extensive selection of architectural, commercial and industrial lighting products; download your copy today.

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Pierlite Folio LED panel

The new Pierlite Folio ultra-thin LED panel challenges the use of the traditional “troffer” design. Packed with a suite of impressive features, including Cyanosis options, makes the new Folio range from Pierlite an exciting interior design choice.

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IGA Mt Eliza (Victoria)

When Pierlite was asked to present a creative design for a complete lighting solution for the Supa IGA store to be located in Mt Eliza on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula; they saw it as an exciting challenge to showcase the best of their LED innovations.

The design challenge consisted of the back of house industrial spaces, such as the freezers, coolrooms, storage, emergency, staff offices, amenities and the retail space featuring a bakery island, butchers, Lenard’s chicken shop, fish and delicatessen. Using a selection of the Pierlite Stellar LED, Disano ModoLED, LED highbays, DOT downlights and numerous back of house LED industrial products, the design achieved a dramatic upgrade in optical performance and consumer comfort, together with a reduction in energy and maintenance tasks.

For more information contact quotesvic@gerardlighting.com.au

 

   

 

 

May 2014 - Vivid Sydney 2014

Looking for something to do this weekend with the family? Why not check out the Vivid Sydney Festival of lights. Commencing Friday 23rd May - Monday 9th June, Vivid Sydney is a free event, a night filled with music, outdoor light exhibitions and entertainment. For more information go to: http://www.vividsydney.com/about-vivid-sydney/

Photo courtesy of Alex Ji Photography

IPART APPROVALS

Looking for a range of energy efficient plug and play LED downlights that are dimmable and are available in a range of colours? Look no further than the Pierlux IP65 or Starburst Crystal ECO downlights that are now NSW IPART approved. For more information email: lightingnsw@pierlite.com.au  or  Starburst Crystal ECO Product Page  or Pierlux ECO IP65 Product Page

Goccia 2014 Catalogue

Looking for architectural style? Look no further than the exciting new GOCCIA exterior architectural catalogue range showcasing an extensive choice of bollards, wall profiles and more! Download your e-catalogue today.

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Photoluminescent Exit Signs

Photoluminescent Exit Signs – market update:

Did you know that the Australian Building Codes Board has recently advised the market their intent to allow photoluminescent exit signs to be used as alternates to industry-standard internally illuminated emergency exit fittings, with effect from 1st May 2014?

Ok, now what is photoluminescent?

Very simply, Photoluminescent is the process of absorption of ultra violet energy from surrounding ambient light sources, which is then stored as energy like a battery and when required, it then releases this charge in the form of visible light.

So what is the problem with this change?

In its basic form, egress or exit luminaires using photoluminescence as their light source are dependent upon another lighting source for its safe operation; so whilst at first glance the simplicity of this technology may be appealing, their use has a number of significant constraints which should be considered, including:


  1. Photoluminescent exit signs MUST have a dedicated, uninterrupted light source continuously illuminating the face of the sign. This dedicated light source MUST provide a minimum illumination level of 100 lux on the face of the sign at all times.
  2. An emergency luminaire must be located within two (2) metres of the approach side of a doorway requiring an exit sign and at most changes of direction in the escape path (ie: where directional exit signs are normally used). Where Photoluminescent exit signs are used in these situations they must have an emergency luminaire located at a maximum distance of two (2) metres from the sign. Almost all internally illuminated exit signs have an emergency classification and hence do not require an additional emergency luminaire within 2 metres.

  3. In addition to the cost of operating the dedicated light source required to “charge” the photoluminescent sign, its maintenance costs together with the added cost of testing and maintaining the adjacent emergency light fitting need to be taken into consideration in the economic discussion.


So, if you are considering simply replacing an existing traditional illuminated exit sign with a photoluminescent option, without adding the dedicated, adjacent emergency light…..think again. Unless an additional light source is installed in accordance with the mandatory standard, it is highly likely the emergency lighting installation will be 
non-compliant.

The information is provided as a guide, before any installation is considered, it is essential to consult your local regulative authority. Need more information on photoluminescent : lighting@pierlite.com.au or download The Lighting Council fact sheet

 

 

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DALI Configuration & Training Course 2014

Learn all the tips and tricks from our very own DALI expert – DR DALI. This information rich training session 
will provide you with all the correct DALI planning and installation practices, plus hands-on experience on 
setting and configuring DALI Control Gears. To enroll in the next available course www.diginet.net.au/dali-configuration-training-course

Download DALI Configuration Course Promo Flyer.pdf

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Win a $300 Dan Murphy’s gift voucher

Join the largest electrical community in Australia; Voltimum and go in the draw to win a $300 Dan Murphy’s gift voucher. Click here to enter

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Feb 2014 - Melbourne Golf Academy

This is a story where old technology was replaced with new and results and energy savings are outstanding. In conjunction with Hudson Electrical, Pierlite Australia offered a design solution for the golf academy to exchange the old lowbays above the range mats with the new BWP LED Pro series. The design outcome, not only increased the illumination of the mat area, the academy dramatically reduced their energy consumption by over 60%. For more information contact Pierlite Victoria…email

Pirelite Australia E-clerance online store

December 2013 - Pierlite Australia opens E-clerance online store

Great products, fantastic bargains, take a look at the new Pierlite e-clearance web site and save! Click here to access the online store.

 
Pirelite basic energy calculator

December 2013 - Simple “basic” energy calculator

Moving with technology, Pierlite Australia release a new and simple “basic” calculator to add to the extensive range of innovative e-tools. Click Pierlite basic calculator link here

November 2013 - Trade Price Change

As a key trade partner of Philips Lighting, Pierlite Australia has received notification of a price rise effective 1st January 2014. The price rise is a condition of the negative trend in the Australia dollar and as all Philips Consumer and Professional products are imported based upon USD and EUR currencies, the cost of importation continues to increase beyond their control. For more details, please contact your local Pierlite customer service team.

October 2013 - Pierlite India ACETECH Mumbai Show

Pierlite India, part of the international network of the Gerard Lighting Group, showcase an exciting range of innovative LED products at the ACETECH, MUMBAI show. Located in AHMEDABAD  India, Pierlite manufacture key products tuned to the local market requirements, which is supported by an extensive customer service, warehouse and design team to address local communication. For more information visit www.pierlite.com/in/

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October 2013 - Centrina LED promotional video on Pierlite YouTube channel

Check out the new promotional video for the new Centrina LED, showcasing some innovative features.

Click Here to watch the Centrina LED video here on YouTube channel.

 

October 2013 - Charter Hall 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane

The 18 story office tower at 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane has undergone a major refurbishment to upgrade the tenancy spaces in line with current energy efficient expectations. The building's owners engaged Pierlite to manufacture a commercial solution that delivered a compliant design using both direct and indirect lighting distributions, incorporating return air slots and on board daylight harvesting detectors for the perimeters. The result was an impressive customised 1200 x 600 AMBIENZ T5 luminaire made in two parts to reduce shipping volumes and package waste; while making it easier to install.

ISIS is one of Australia's leading commercial fitout and refurbishment specialists. ISIS is able to deliver large-scale projects that require Australia-wide resources, enabling effective coordination between all parties involved over several states to deliver a quality refurbishment to the owner's high standards. The photos are from ISIS's own new offices at 175 Eagle Street. For more information select this link: lightingvic@pierlite.com.au

September 2013-Simplifying the Complexities of LEDs

LED technology is developing at a rate of knots never experienced in the lighting world before. So why the sudden rush for a technology that has been around for 100 years or so?

 

 

We can all thank the British designer Henry Round for the discovery of electroluminescence in 1907 alongside Russian scientist Oleg Losev for creating the first LED in 1927. However the market chaos which we are all experiencing on a daily basis can be widely attributed to the American Nick Holonyak Jr, who invented the first practical (and usefully visible) LED in the early 1960s. So again ask yourself why the rush now, when the innovation has been available for such a long time?
 
Is it escalating energy costs, product size, product access, changing standards, sustainability, greater performance, reduced entry barriers, or is it just plain exciting technology?
 
This question is a hard call, and it could be easily argued that the reasons are all of the above and some. So what this article serves to demonstrate is that LED is a wonderful new technology that has an abundance of benefits if designed and applied correctly, but if abused and/or applied incorrectly (and in the absence of qualified regulative standards) the luminaire choice will simply provide you with a LED that is a Light Emitting Disaster.
 
It is true that the original design application for LEDs was predominantly for electronic signals, and more refined use of the technology has been seen in the transport industry as signal lights and electronic standby signals, however it was the creation of mid and high powered LED's which excited the market to explore new (or should we say) explore traditional luminaire design opportunities.

Despite being a relatively new commercial lighting design application, LED performance principles follow very similar design and operating parameters as traditional lighting sources and not surprisingly, they exhibit the same performance outcomes. As a basic example: light = heat and heat = losses and losses = reduced output and design life.
 
So why are these factors so important?
 
Just like the humble incandescent globe, if you operate a lamp at 10% over the design voltage you will be rewarded with a higher output. Unfortunately you will be penalised with a significantly reduced design life. In comparison, LED's use complex electronic circuits to manage the system's electrical characteristic, however they follow the same principle ie: if you overrun the LED source you will of course increase the optical output, yet the service life will be dramatically reduced. And sadly, once the system is subjected to the system overload, its life can never be returned to the original design parameters.
 
The same rules apply with colour temperature of a lamp source ie: change the operating parameters and you will experience a change in colour temperature, which is fine if you only have one luminaire installed in a given room. But when you have multiple products and you do not want the design to look like a Christmas tree, colour temperature becomes a very ugly issue to resolve.
 
Whether your lighting design calls for traditional light sources and/or more commonly - LED technology, the same rules apply. So when you are promised design performances or excessive life time guarantees without qualified certification - buyer beware!
 
A further example of misinformation that is seen on a regular basis is the comparison of LED wattage to traditional sources. For example, how often have you seen a claim advertised like the following: "Buy our new LED 100w floodlight with the same output as a 250w HPS floodlight and save!". As with heat, in the lighting world "lumens" is "lumens", there is no substitution. So if you see a product with excessive savings in power consumption without creating the equivalent lumen output, the only thing you are saving is the education process your client will receive once they realise that the product does not perform to their expectations.

The risk of claiming design performance and/or expected service life becomes a very scary obligation when you are not sure what test procedures (if any) were conducted.
 
What is very important to be aware of with this technology (which simply reflects the speed of the market activity) is that apart from mandatory Australian safety standards, LED's (unlike their traditional sister lamp sources) are currently not covered by any Australian minimum performance standards. Hence the risk of claiming design performance and/or expected service life becomes a very scary obligation when you are not sure what test procedures (if any) were conducted. This is even more relevant when it's an unbranded product and/or if a guarantee of 50,000 hours is offered and you are not even sure if the company you purchased the product from will be around to honour the guarantee.

For a moment just ask yourself: "how could I accept a 50,000 hour design life warranty (which based upon an annual average consumer usage converts to a 16 year guarantee) from a company that was created last year?" Surely that is a commercial risk that no reasonable consumer would accept, whether it be applicable to lighting or any other consumer product.

To address the availability (or lack thereof) of minimum performance based standards and to take leadership with this lack of regulation, the Lighting Council of Australia has introduced a voluntary program which invites participating members to submit authorised test documentation to the Lighting Council for verification and certification - this being the SSL program. In the absence of the SSL certification and in the interim of minimum performance based LED standards, you as a consumer should be asking for verification of key safety compliance certifications such as EMC, SDOCS (suppler documentation of conformity) photometry and claimed design life. Otherwise you as the installer are accepting the commercial risk of the product performance claim.
 
Along with the principle of the SSL program, reputable LED lighting manufacturers publish product performance specifications namely LM-79, which outlines performance documentation for LED luminaires and LM-80, which outlines the performance limits of the original LED. What is very important in reviewing these documents is to be sure that they are read in conjunction with each other, as the individual performance limits of each report is critical for the product's optimum performance, and in particular the thermal limits of the LED source and the luminaire. It is quite common to see reports generated from both Europe and Asia quoting an exterior product with design thermal limits of 25 degrees ambient, which is great for Australians who only wish to use the product in the gorgeous natural environment of Tasmania, or only during winter months outside Western Australia, Northern Territory or Queensland. Remember: light = heat, heat = losses.
 
To address the unique and arduous Australian environmental demands, Australian lighting manufacturers (albeit those with common sense) will demand exterior product construction meet a thermal ambient design limit of 40 degrees. As previously outlined, if this demand is adhered to, the design life expectations will then be met and fundamental mechanical requirements such as the gaskets, seals, paint finish etc will be fit for purpose. Despite UV not being a lamp design constraint with LED technology, the harsh Australian environment does not change its position with the degradation of product materials just because the product uses a LED lamp source.
 
So taking what we have learned with regard to the similarities of traditional lighting product design and performance limits in comparison with LEDs, ask yourself the following question:

How does a designer choose the right lighting source?
 
If you start with the basic principles of light = heat, the market has demonstrated that with authorised and independently certified products, LED is a sustainable choice with small to medium luminaire performances typically in the range of 500 lumens to 3000 lumens for most interior downlight applications, decorative strip lighting systems and small to medium bulkhead and decorative designs.
 
As LED designs have increased in output and importantly address an increase in IP ratings for exterior products, viable product designs have been created and as efficiencies continue to accelerate, so will the advancements in this market sector. The key challenge for this market sector (as highlighted previously) is the balance of output and heat management for arduous Australian industrial environments where thermal ambient temperatures of 40 degrees are commonplace.
 
Now linear LED troffer modules are here and again, with suitable accreditation they become an interesting choice. However strict Australian Interior Standards performance requirements for this market sector are being set, particularly for Green Star designs. LED options are a little more difficult to achieve, especially when glare ratings become a criteria.
 
Given the speed at which LED technology is moving, by the time this article goes to print there will almost surely be a new development that will challenge all that has been said. But despite the dizzy speed of development, don't forget the basics that should serve as your "lighting checklist": light = heat, heat = losses, lumens = lumens.
 
Market leaders in any given sector exist for the same reason: - service, sustainability, innovation and reliability. With 20% of the world's electrical consumption attributed to lighting and acknowledging the need to embrace cleaner energy technologies, the investment in creating energy efficient and sustainable lighting solutions is now of paramount importance.
 
Michael Farmer National Marketing Manager
Pierlite Australia Pty Ltd

 

September 2013-General Trade Price Increase

Due to a continuation of inconsistent market conditions, which have adversely impacted our manufacturing, supply chain productivity and associated component costs beyond our immediate control; we confirm the new General Trade Price increase takes effect today; Monday 2nd September 2013". For more information regarding the change, please contact your local Pierlite customer service centre or your nearest Electrical Trade Wholesale outlet.

iReady

Simple Solutions For A Sustainable Future

iLP is your first touch point in Australia for the complete spectrum of intelligent and sustainable lighting solutions, providing end-to-end expertise, products and technical support for every commercial, industrial, or residential lighting challenge.  

iLP equips you with the knowledge and practical understanding you need for effective installation, through structured training and education; whether you are an installation contractor, building owner, facility manager, architect or consultant engineer, you can work with iLP and Pierlite Australia for intelligent, energy efficient, high performance luminaires, devices and controls.  

For every project our responsible lighting solutions are twofold: simple and sustainable.   

We promote efficient and responsible lighting design choices through our iReady® logo.  

These are luminaires that may feature an integral daylight or motion sensor, intelligent  control gear, LED technology, and or a DALI emergency light kit. iReady® products also include intelligent control modules, devices, lighting management systems and other system network equipment such as DIGINET™ exit and emergency lighting iLP has created system levels that simplify your lighting design process by determining the level required to achieve your desired functionality and configuration.   

We save you time and improve productivity for the short term, and we reduce your energy and maintenance costs for the long term iLP is the specialist technical support division for the major brands within the Gerard Lighting group, Australia’s largest and most respected lighting company.  

As a registered member of associations such as DALI AG, Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Lighting Council Australia and NECA, iLP works closely with local and international industry groups and associations, to consistently deliver world’s best practice in the responsible use of light and control.  

For more information call your local Pierlite customer service team member today.

August 2013-Design Simulator

Looking to create your own exterior architectural design? Add a scene, change the design colours, heights, column locations and more! Look no further that the exciting new Pierlite Design simulator http://simulator.pierlite.com/

Does It Comply Foundation Partner

August 2013 - Does It Comply Foundation Partner

Join the fight against non-compliant products! Take the online training and add your voice to this campaign!

Click here for more info

July 2013 - MEPS Update

Lighting Council Australia has compiled this information to assist understanding of minimum energy performance standards for tungsten filament incandescent lamps. From the enforcement date only lamps registered on the regulator's website (www.energyrating.gov.au) may be legally sold. See attached for more information.

July 2013 - NECA Industry Survey 2013

The electrical contracting industry in Australia is constantly changing as new technology and new legislation affects how your business operates. The peak national electrical industry body, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), has developed this survey in conjunction with independent market research company, Connection Research.

We know your time is valuable, so EVERYBODY who completes the questionnaire will receive:

* A detailed comparison of electrical charge-out rates for each state, based on results of the survey (please ensure you provide an email address to receive this)
* Entry into a draw to win one of five Apple iPads. TWO CHANCES IF YOU RESPOND ONLINE.

IMPORTANT: Your answers are completely confidential. No details on individual organisations will be published.

The data will be used only for comparative analysis, after which all questionnaires will be destroyed.

Survey web link  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NECA-MM2013

July 2013 - Trade Price Increase

Due to a continuation of inconsistent market conditions, which have adversely impacted our manufacturing, supply chain productivity and associated component costs beyond our immediate control; we will provide the market 60 days notice of a General Trade Price increase, effective Monday 2nd September 2013". For more information regarding the change, please contact your local Pierlite customer service centre or your nearest Electrical Trade Wholesale outlet.

June 2013 - Navigator

Not sure what you are looking for in lighting?......check out the new Pierlite search program NAVIGATOR, easy to use and fast!

Starburst Crystal ECO

June 2013 - Starburst Crystal Eco Launch Video

Pierlite Starburst Crystal ECO is the latest Australian designed dimmable LED downlight product, achieving high luminous outputs, while offering a low glare comfort appearance. Designed with a multi-function stylish downlight profile, with a choice of colours, it is an ideal solution for not only residential applications but also soft commercial spaces. Check out the Starburst Crystal ECO launch video here or refer to the Starburst Crystal ECO Product page for more information or check out our 3D display here: http://www.pierlite.com/3dfiles/starburst_crystal_eco/dlsilver.htm

June 2013 - Pierlite Australia IPAD & IPHONE App Upgrade

Too many new things?

Nahhhh.

Check out the Pierlite Australia IPAD and IPHONE APP upgrade.

Pierlite Australia will launch a new APP upgrade on Monday 3rd June, which is packed with an exciting range of innovative new features, which makes Pierlite Lighting selections easier than ever!

June 2013 - Pierlite Launches Facebook Page

Moving with technology, Pierlite Australia will launch its FACEBOOK page on Monday 3rd June.

As with all FACEBOOK pages, the site will provide up to date news on product innovations, what's new at Pierlite and more!


So join in on the social network and LIKE our page.

May 2013 - New Disano LED Catalogue

The new 2013 Disano LED luminaire catalogue is here. Packed with innovative solutions for an extensive selection of exterior lighting products; download your copy today.

Click here to download

May 2013 DISANO Catalogue

The new 2013 Disano consolidated luminaire catalogue is here. Packed with innovative solutions for an extensive selection of architectural, commercial and industrial lighting products; download your copy today

March 2013 -DOT 5 Year Warranty

Pierlite DOT downlights  | professional architectural downlights | functional  | stylish  | energy efficient lamp selections  | and now ALL with an impressive 5 year warranty, for more information visit www.pierlite.com.au

Select this link to view the DOT Downlight range

December 2012 - Earn Your Stripes

Stripes are the 'points' you earn by purchasing and scanning selected Tribe products. The more eligible products you purchase, the more Stripes you get!
Stripes are available to current members of the Gerard Tribe. If you are a licenced electrical contractor in Australia, you're eligible to join the Tribe and start getting rewarded.
Click here for more info! {http://www.gerardtribe.com/stripes/}

November 2012 - Pierlite Catalogue App Release

Moving with technology, Pierlite Australia release a new and innovative (ipad / iphone) catalogue APP, where you can create professional lighting solutions on the run!

The Pierlite catalogue APP provides  access to all Pierlite catalogues, Trade prices, product data and more!

Enjoy the new technology

October 2012 - Holophane Factor

FACTOR, from Holophane, is a dedicated LED luminaire that delivers a variety of efficient lumen per watt packages with excellent optical performance. With its precision engineered optics and sleek body design, which is perfect to dissipate heat away from the LEDs and extend the luminaire life, FACTOR gives the complete cost saving package for both street lighting and amenity environments. With a range of delivered lumen packages equivalent to a 35W to 100W ceramic metal halide, FACTOR delivers a sustainable solution that has the flexibility to meet today's and tomorrow's.
Select this link to view the Holophane Factor Brochure

Palmerston Magpies AFL, Darwin

October 2012 - Palmerston Magpies AFL, Darwin

As part of a major renovation that involved a new grandstand, and oval re-alignment, new Disano floodlighting (distributed by Pierlite Australia) was installed complying to AS2560 - Professional level of 500 lux. Designed by the Pierlite Lighting Design team, a 6 pole arrangement was found to best mitigate spill light; which consisted of 4x27m, and 2x30m poles, with a total of 104 Disano 2kW Olympic floodlights. As a special regional design feature, these luminaires have a special protection to resist the attack of Cockatoo's that can be especially destructive. For more information on this interesting project contact: lightingnt@pierlite.com.au

October 2012 - DISANO Stelvio LED

The Architecturally designed Disano Stelvio and Mini Stelvio family of products have been created without the constraints imposed by conventional technologies; but rather with an approach that focuses on tangible application results and the technological possibilities offered by modern semiconductors and their electronic supply and control systems. Now, to "save a tree", simply follow this web link to our catalogue download section for your complimentary e-copy today.

October 2012- Holophane

Following the recent announcement of Pierlite Australia's exclusive appointment of the HOLOPHANE range for the Australian region; we now introduce a collection of innovative LED exterior and interior product catalogues by Holophane. Now, to "save a tree", simply follow this web link to our catalogue download section for your complimentary e-copy today.

October 2012 - Holophane Denver Elite LED Bollard

The Denver™ Elite LED bollard combines a palette of design variables, which include aesthetic appeal, quality, durability and performance. Now, to "save a tree", simply follow this web link to our catalogue download section for your complimentary e-copy today.

October 2012 - Holophane Estilo

The new Estilo from Holophane is a professional road lighting luminaire designed for three specific lighting applications - residential areas, minor roads and major roads. Now, to "save a tree", simply follow this web link to our catalogue download section for your complimentary e-copy today.

October 2012 - Holophane Legend

The new Holophane LEDgend® roadway luminaire meets the modern demands for sustainable lighting solutions. This is achieved
by combining superior quality with a unique thermal and optical system to effectively manage heat for optimum luminaire design life and at the same time deliver higher optical performance. Now, to "save a tree", simply follow this web link to our catalogue download section for your complimentary e-copy today.

October 2012 - Holophane Linear LED

The Holophane linear LED systems utilise the market leading Luxeon high power LEDs from Lumileds, which offer distinct advantages over 5mm LEDs, including superior light output and lumen maintenance. The low lens temperature makes them suitable for use in public areas, where there is a possibility of people touching them. Available in two lengths, with either integral or remote electronic drivers and mounted on adjustable brackets, the linear LED system will enhance the appearance of a multitude of architectural applications. Now, to "save a tree", simply follow this web link to our catalogue download section for your complimentary e-copy today.

October 2012 - Holophane Proteon

PROTEON LED, from Holophane, is an amalgamation of over a century of lighting experience and the latest in LED technology. Holophane has continually offered industry leading luminaires that are energy efficient and provide long-term benefits in both life and
cost. Good lighting goes beyond supplying sufficient illumination levels. Quality lighting solutions provide usable illumination without shadows and glare to meet end users' specific needs for comfort, security and the lowest cost of ownership. Now, to "save a tree", simply follow this web link to our catalogue download section for your complimentary e-copy today.

October 2012 - Holophane Ratio LED

RATIO, from Holophane, is a contemporary styled post top luminaire manufactured from a cast aluminium housing that supports 108 LEDs engineered to produce illumination equivalent to a traditional 150 watt metal halide lamp. Now, to "save a tree", simply follow this web link to our catalogue download section for your complimentary e-copy today.

October 2012 - In the Land of the Giants:Skoda Stadium, Sydney Showground

The new Sydney Showground, the primary ground for the Australian Football League and home of the Giants, makes its debut: seat capacity doubled, technological and lighting systems upgraded.

Select this link to view Skoda Stadium Article
-Courtesy of DISANO

As part of the refurbishment of the stadium, new sports lighting was planned to replace the existing to bring it up to a national standard suitable for AFL TV coverage.  This involved the removal of the existing substandard floodlight projectors from the six distinctive triangular red painted architectural towers.  Furthermore, the two free standing galvanized towers at the northern end were also removed and replaced with two new architectural types to complement the existing; the end result is now a pleasing coherence.
The original lighting scheme was primarily designed to suit baseball for the Olympic Games.  This resulted in a pole layout that is biased to the southern end where the diamond was located.  Pierlite provided a lighting design to satisfy the requirements of AFL guidelines and principally provide a maintained average illuminance of 1400 lux towards all camera positions.  In essence this means equal lighting from all directions.  This presented a challenge to the lighting designer and installer to select an appropriate population of floodlights that would suit the asymmetric capacity of the existing headframe structures while meeting the demanding light technical parameters.
A total of 504 new Forum 2kW floodlights from Disano were supplied by Pierlite.  This luminaire has a compact size with a range of five high performance reflectors.  This meant the high lighting levels could be provided using the constraints of the existing towers.  The exiting towers use 40 or 54 units each, while the two new towers use 80 units each.  A further eight clusters of six units are used on the leading edge of the roof to supplement areas for specific camera locations.  48 units were supplied with hot re-strike control gear which will re-start the lamps instantly following a momentary power supply interruption.
Once installed Pierlite engineers aimed each floodlight per the design, and conducted an illuminance survey to prove lighting levels. For more information, please contact: lightingnsw@pierlite.com.au

 

August 2012 - New Pierlite Lighting Catalogue

As market leader, Pierlite Australia is committed to the innovation of energy efficient and sustainable lighting products and services; proudly providing lighting designers, installers and consumers an economical and sustainable choice in minimizing our global carbon footprint.

With 20% of the world's electrical consumption attributed to lighting and acknowledging the need to embrace cleaner energy technologies; the investment in creating energy efficient and sustainable lighting solutions is now of paramount importance.

In accepting this challenge, Pierlite showcase an exciting new luminaire catalogue with a massive 700 pages of lighting products focussed on providing an expansive choice of professional lighting solutions for commercial, industrial, residential, mining, roadway, industrial, retail and architectural market sectors.

Select this link to download your e-copy today, or go to the Catalogue section of our website

August 2012- Holophane

Pierlite Australia are pleased to accept the appointment as the exclusive brand manager of HOLOPHANE for the Australian region, effective August 14th 2012. This exciting appointment brings to Pierlite an expansive product range addressing commercial, industrial, speciality and LED applications. For more information of the Holophane range, please contact your nearest Pierlite customer service team or visit www.pierlite.com

August 2012 - Disano Floor LED Range

The Disano Floor LED in-ground range of up-lights offers the designer and end user a high performance product solution for exterior, architectural applications. Designed with the stainless steel frames and a diverse range of lamp beams and colours the Floor LED range has an optical solution to create your exterior design. For more information visit www.pierlite.com

August 202 - Goccia

Australia is pleased to announce an exclusive commercial arrangement with Goccia Italy for distribution of their exciting architectural product range for the region of Australia; effective August 14th 2012.  Located in Poncarale Italy;  for more than 30 years Goccia Illuminazione has been applying the most innovative methods and materials to create lighting excellence. For more information visit www.pierlite.com

July 2012 - Extended Warranties

Do you really know what you are getting?

Everyone has heard a story about a consumer who has purchased a product with an extended warranty and when a claim is made, one quickly learns that the warranty did not meet their expectations....sounds familiar?

Thankfully times have changed and the ACCC has now introduced new laws to protect consumers from this pitfall.
Although it seems complex at first, one of the key objectives of these mandatory requirements, is to ensure the consumer is clearly informed of any extended warranty offer at the time of purchase; NO MORE SURPRIZES!

So what are the changes?

From 1 January 2012,  any product offering an extended warranty to consumers must be in a prescribed form and content as follows:

*    The warranty document must be transparent -- that is, it is expressed in reasonably plain language, legible and presented clearly.

*    The warranty document must concisely state what the person who gives the warranty must do so the warranty may be honoured -- for example, the supplier will repair the goods, or replace the goods within a certain time period.

*    The warranty document must concisely state what the consumer must do to claim the warranty -- for example, contact the supplier or manufacturer and point to the defect.

*    The warranty document must include the mandatory statement prescribed in sub-regulation 90(2) regarding consumer guarantees; prominently stating the name, business address, telephone number and email address (if any) of the person who gives the warranty. This statement must also declare the period of the warranty and sets out the procedure for the consumer to claim, including the address to which claims must be sent as well as stating who will bear the expense of warranty claim; inclusive of statement that the benefits are in addition to other rights and remedies available to the consumer.

*    All extended warranty documentation must be present within the product packaging at the point of purchase, web media references are not permitted.


FAQ's

*    Q - What if an extended warranty offer (eg: 7 years warranty) is placed on the product packaging; but there is no supportive documentation in accordance with the new regulations?
*    A -- The product is in breach of the new regulations and must be corrected before sale.
*    Q -- When did the new regulations commence?
*    A -- January 1st 2012 for ALL product sold.

*    Q -- Are there penalties for non-compliance?
*    A -- YES, heavy penalties apply for non-compliance and they travel throughout the supply chain of the product purchase
*    Q -- who will enforce the new regulations?
*    A -- The ACCC
*    Q -- Do international products and companies offering extended warranties need to comply with the new regulations?
*    A -- YES, the new regulations apply to ALL products sold in Australia regardless of the place of origin.
*    Q -- Where can I find out more information about my obligations?
*    A -- ACCC (ACL) web site   http://www.consumerlaw.gov.au/content/Content.aspx?doc=home.htm  or  Lighting Council Australia web site http://www.lightingcouncil.com.au/

July 2012 - New Pierlite E school Modules

Pierlite Australia introduce a new series of exciting e-school training modules addressing "emergency lighting", "led lighting" and "HID fault finding". Join the Pierlite online class and learn in your own time www.pierlite.com.

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July 2012 - New Sustainable Catalogue

With 20% of the world's electrical consumption attributed to lighting and acknowledging the need to embrace cleaner energy technologies; the investment in creating energy efficient and sustainable lighting solutions is now of paramount importance.

As market leader, Pierlite Australia is committed to the innovation of energy efficient and sustainable lighting products and services; proudly providing lighting designers, installers and consumers an economical and sustainable choice in minimizing our global carbon footprint. In maintaining this commitment, Pierlite Australia has created a new and exciting 400 page lighting product catalogue focussed on providing a choice of sustainable lighting solutions for the commercial, industrial and architectural market sectors.

As part of the catalogue program, we are proud to have selected FSC approved paper stock from responsible sources, together with contributing to the 10 Thousand Trees initiative, which strives to make paper a sustainable resource; all in all we believe our footprint has just got a little bit smaller.

For your personal copy or to download an e-version of the new Pierlite Sustainable product catalogue, visit www.pierlite.com   .....available July 10th.

June 2012 - Australia's SSL Quality Scheme... What Is It All About?

The rapid development in SSL technology has resulted in an increasing number of new products on the Australian market. There is a risk that LEDs are driven beyond acceptable limits.  In the absence of Australian Standards the Lighting Council Australia has introduced a certification program for companies supplying LED products. A minimum set of critical parameters are reported by participating suppliers to accurately reflect the performance of their products. Scheme participants provide test reports or other evidence to Lighting Council verifying their claims. Lighting Council Australia registers the product on a database on its website and authorises use of a label owned by Lighting Council indicating performance to the parameters. The Pierlite Starburst, Starburst Pro, Huntsman are examples of products that have an SSL label ensuring compliance as a quality SSL product.
The critical parameters appearing on the SSL Quality Scheme label are:

  • Luminaire efficacy
  • Light output of the luminaire
  • Measured input power
  • Test voltage
  • Correlated colour temperature
  • Colour rendering index

For more information on the SSL scheme go to:  www.lightingcouncil.com.au

May 2012 - Skoda Stadium, Sydney Showground

As part of the refurbishment of the stadium, new sports lighting was planned to replace the existing to bring it up to a national standard suitable for AFL TV coverage.  This involved the removal of the existing substandard floodlight projectors from the six distinctive triangular red painted architectural towers.  Furthermore, the two free standing galvanized towers at the northern end were also removed and replaced with two new architectural types to complement the existing; the end result is now a pleasing coherence.
The original lighting scheme was primarily designed to suit baseball for the Olympic Games.  This resulted in a pole layout that is biased to the southern end where the diamond was located.  Pierlite provided a lighting design to satisfy the requirements of AFL guidelines and principally provide a maintained average illuminance of 1400 lux towards all camera positions.  In essence this means equal lighting from all directions.  This presented a challenge to the lighting designer and installer to select an appropriate population of floodlights that would suit the asymmetric capacity of the existing headframe structures while meeting the demanding light technical parameters.
A total of 504 new Forum 2kW floodlights from Disano were supplied by Pierlite.  This luminaire has a compact size with a range of five high performance reflectors.  This meant the high lighting levels could be provided using the constraints of the existing towers.  The exiting towers use 40 or 54 units each, while the two new towers use 80 units each.  A further eight clusters of six units are used on the leading edge of the roof to supplement areas for specific camera locations.  48 units were supplied with hot re-strike control gear which will re-start the lamps instantly following a momentary power supply interruption.
Once installed Pierlite engineers aimed each floodlight per the design, and conducted an illuminance survey to prove lighting levels. For more information, please contact: lightingnsw@pierlite.com.au

May 2012- Voltimum

Voltimum, a leading portal for the electrical industry has launched its website in Australia at www.voltimum.com.au. Pierlite Australia is proud to be a founding partner of Voltimum Australia; the portal being aimed at electrical contractors and specifiers, such as electrical engineers, consultants and architects. Voltimum Australia offers a comprehensive catalogue, a virtual technical support team, the latest independent industry news and events and product tests where contractors can test and critique the latest products for free. For more information visit www.voltimum.com.au

March 2012 - Fluorocycle Scheme

Pierlite Australia is proud to be a foundation signatory member of the Australian Government\'s FluoroCycle scheme sponsored by the Environment Protection and Heritage Council. With a core initiative of increasing the recycling of lamps containing mercury in Australia; the initial focus of the scheme targets the commercial and public lighting sectors, which account for most of the mercury-containing lamps used in Australia.

For more information visit: http://www.fluorocycle.org.au/signatories-foundation.php  or select this link to view the Fluorocycle fact sheet PDF.

February 2012 - MEPS ELV Halogen Lamps

Continuing with the MEPS (lamp) program; an important milestone in the phasing out of inefficient lamps will be introduced in April 2012. The ruling addresses the maximum wattage for ELV halogen lamps above 37 watts in accordance with Australian Standard AS4934.2-2011 Part 2: Mimimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), which states "For ELV halogen reflector lamps, the average measured wattage shall be no more than 37W).

With an effective date 12 months after the publication of this standard", the enforcement date is 14th April 2012. The relevant section of AS4934.2-2011 will be legislated in each state and the expected outcome of the legislation is the 50 Watt MR16 halogen lamp will not be able to be imported after April 2012. It is suggested that further information be obtained from state Governments. In practice 50 watt halogen lamps imported prior to April 14th may continue to be sold. All product imported after April 14th must be complying with AS4934.2-2011 Part 2.

Please select this link for more information

February 2012 - Industrial Catalogue

With a focus on arduous and rugged lighting environments; Pierlite Australia has created an exciting and functional Industrial Lighting reference catalogue addressing interior, exterior and emergency lighting design applications. To order your copy contact your nearest Pierlite Customer Service Centre or follow this link to download your E-copy (28MB)

January 2012 - Keeping up with Technology

Keeping up with technology, Pierlite introduces a faster way to access Pierlite web-media on the run, via the creation of a new mobile web site. To access the site simply open your smartphone internet browser and search for Pierlite; where you will be directed to the new mobile web site. Easy navigation, simple to use, up to date media, easy access to our main web site, information on the run!

If you experience difficulties identifying the site? Simply delete your browsing history and cookies, select accept cookies - from "visitors sites' or "always" then reboot your smartphone.

September 2011 - Online Lighting Course

The Pierlite on-line lighting course has been designed to refresh your basic lighting knowledge. The interactive program demonstrates that with the correct luminaire and light source selection, the designer can effectively create a design solution that balances lighting excellence and energy efficiency. The e-learning portal challenges the user via an introduction tutorial, which is then followed with a series of multiple choice questions and with a suitable PASS, the course concludes with the presentation of an on-line certificate.  Enjoy the Pierlite challenge!

http://www.pierlite.com/au/online-training


Copyright Pierlite Australia 2011. The Pierlite online lighting course is not a registered education program.

September 2011 - Traxon

Pierlite in conjunction with OSRAM introduces to the market a slection of functional trade TRAXON products. It is a plug 'n' play solution that enables you to easily manage your lighting scenarios, whether it is interior or exterior we have the solution. The Traxon system allows control of your space by using the stand alone controller, whether it is at home, office, architectural or retail, Traxon is the latest LED solution.

Select this link to view the Traxon Catalogue

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August 2011 - SSL Label System

Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology - also known as LEDs, or light emitting diodes - holds considerable promise to substantially increase energy efficiency across a range of lighting applications. The rapid growth of SSL has resulted in an increasing number of new products on the Australian Market. While there are some excellent SSL products available, the Australian Market is also being subjected to underperforming product that does not live up to its supplier's claims. Such poor performing product can undermine confidence among users and discourage early adopters of the technology. This underperforming product has the potential to delay or otherwise compromise the substantial energy savings potential of SSL.

For these reasons Lighting Council Australia, which is fully supported by Pierlite Australia, has instituted a quality scheme for SSL, based on a scheme introduced by the US department of Energy in conjunction with the US lighting undustry.

The SSL Quality Scheme is a voluntary industry scheme that provides confidence to the market that a luminaire carrying the Scheme's label, such as Pierlite STARBURST downlight range, matches certain performance claims made by the supplier.

A minimum set of critical parameters are reported by participating SSL luminaire suppliers, such as Pierlite Australia, to accurately reflect the performance of their products. Scheme participants provide test reports or other evidence to Lighting Council Australia verifying their claims. Lighting Council Australia registers the product on a database on its website (www.lightingcouncil.com.au) and authorises use of a label owned by Lighting Council indicating conformance to the parameters.

The critical parameters appearing on the SSL Quality Scheme Label are:

    Luminaire efficacy
    Light output of the luminaire
    Measured imput power
    Correlated colour temperature
    Colour rendering index

For an introduction to Pierlite products registered under Lighting Council Australia's SSL Quality Scheme see our Starburst Product Page; also the Starburst Style Product Page or for more information on the SSL Scheme please visit: www.lightingcouncil.com.au or your local Pierlite Customer Service Centre.

August 2011 - The Cloud

Unusual structures often require unusual lighting designs, as was the case with the New Zealand project affectionately referred to as "The Cloud". The construction of this building on the Auckland waterfront, which is planned as the entertainment hub for the 2011 World Cup Rugby Union tournament, provided the design team at Gerard Lighting NZ a unique challenge.The physical nature of the construction with its twisting shape created many challenges for the lighting designers. In brief, the lighting concept was to illuminate the building in such a way as to allow it to glow and stand out on the waterfront as an iconic architectural statement.

The solution: five hundred (500) DALI controlled coloured fluorescent lamps installed in Pierlite BWPT/5 luminaires installed along the twisting structure on both sides of the building. A unique self adhesive mounting system designed and manufactured by the team at Gerard Lighting NZ was used to avoid drilling of the beams and to provide an even colour distribution onto the canvas surface. The result... a fantastic outcome. For more information contact: lighting@gerardlighting.co.nz

August 2011 - LED Innovations Catalogue SECOND EDITION

With a continued focus on creating energy efficient lighting solutions, Pierlite Australia releases a SECOND EDITION - LED INNOVATIONS catalogue. Packed with a colourful selection of Interior, Exterior and Emergency LED lighting products; this exciting reference catalogue provides the designer and installer a fantastic range of "professional LED solutions". For your personal copy please contact your local Pierlite Australia customer service centre or use this link to download your E copy to use in your IBOOK library

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