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Philips delivers ‘cradle-to- cradle’ lighting for NUS

National Union of Students Case Study

Pay Per Lux

us to delegate managing the lighting, while giving us predictable costs"


- Jamie Agombar, Ethical Manager, NUS

National Union of Students Case Study
National Union of Students Case Study

Customer challenge

The new BREEAM Excellent office of the National Union of Students (NUS) uses Philips LED lighting throughout, procured through a ground-breaking “Pay per Lux” solution.
National Union of Students Case Study

The right lighting


The installed lighting electrical load of the 784 light points is just 5.9W/m2, delivering significant energy and carbon savings compared to traditional office lighting installations. All of the lighting is fully addressable and controllable with links to daylight and occupancy sensors. Sensor and dimming settings can be adjusted to fine-tune the control of the lighting in relation to any changes in building usage. Under the Pay Per Lux agreement the lighting will be monitored online with annual reporting back to NUS.


Jamie Agombar explained: “The Pay Per Lux scheme enables us to delegate the responsibility for managing the lighting to those with the most expertise, while giving us predictable costs over a 15 year period. At the same time it ensures that we will continue to benefit from the best energy-saving opportunities with a guarantee that the required light levels will be maintained through the period of the contract.”

  • LuxSpace, recessed
    LuxSpace, recessed
    Customers are looking to optimize all their resources, and that means not just their running costs (energy, etc.) but also their human resources. Energy savings are therefore a pri...
    • Best-in-class efficacy
    • Creates a gentle, natural light, ensuring visual comfort
    • Perfect integration with the ceiling thanks to the thin, narrow rim; rimless version ideal for integration into plaster ceilings

Lighting the National Union of Students

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National Union of Students


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