October 24, 2017

The Australia Energy Policy and National Energy Guarantee

The federal government has announced a new Australia energy policy, after deciding against adopting the Clean Energy Target recommended by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel. The new plan, called the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), will require electricity retailers to make a certain amount of dispatchable power available at all times and also to reduce the electricity sector’s greenhouse emissions by 26% (relative to 2005 levels) by 2030. Our August blog on LEDs, the Energy Savings Scheme and the future of Australia’s energy market alluded to a government policy void and the struggle that the State and Federal governments are having with […]
August 23, 2017
LEDs, the Energy Savings Scheme and the Future Costs of Australia's Energy

LEDs, the ESS and the Future Costs of Australia’s Energy

Aussies are bracing themselves for a shock this spring, with power price increases having come into effect from July 1. Some customers are even looking at increases of up to 20 per cent.   When taxes are excluded, the four Australian NEM states have the highest electricity prices in the World.  The dubious crown of most expensive prices in the World goes to South Australia, where households are paying 47.13¢ after the huge increases on July 1, Carbon + Energy Markets’ MarkIntell data service says. You can read the full report by clicking this link.   NSW households typically pay […]
August 9, 2017
LED Lighting Solutions for Retail Spaces

LEDs and the Retail Space

Image designed by Freepik   From an in-store visual perspective, a concept-led and architecturally-considered retail space with visual merchandising that attracts, seduces and connects with visitors is more likely to convince people to enter, stay and shop and, most importantly, want to buy!   Lighting and, in particular, LED lighting technology, now plays a big role in retail space design and visual merchandising!   In fact, it has been shown that the introduction of a custom designed dynamic lighting system, at Dutch co-operative supermarket group Plus, increased basket sales, with the average sales per customer up by 1.93 per cent, […]
July 20, 2017

Reduce electricity costs with Power Factor Correction

  Power Factor Correction   While we spend much of our time thinking and talking about the benefits of energy efficient LED lighting, there are other ways to save on your energy consumption, which we also advocate. Power Factor Correction is one such way.   What is Power Factor?   A poor Power Factor occurs when a load is drawing more electrical energy than is necessary, for conversion into a given amount of useful work. If your site has poor Power Factor, you could be paying for energy that ends up not being used at all.   Let’s take coffee […]
July 4, 2017
Aged-care providers making switch to LED lighting

Why aged-care providers are making the #SwitchToLED lighting

  Australia has an aging population and the focus on aged-care is growing. The cost of running these facilities is high both financially and on the environment. It doesn’t have to be this way and State Governments are helping health organisations through energy-saving initiatives, including the installation of LED lights accessing government incentives.   By reducing some of the high costs you’re spending on lighting and energy bills, aged-care facilities will have more funds readily available to improve care for residents at their facilities. Ultimately, our goal at MatrixLED is to remove your concerns and worries about the operating of […]