Tridonic delivers significant savings at Bournemouth International Centre car park

45% reduction in carbon emissions achieved in first 12 months

The installation of approximately 400 Tridonic LED lights in the multi-story car park at Bournemouth International Centre has delivered significant savings in its first twelve months. The project to replace the original fluorescent lights was undertaken by Littledown, a specialist lighting control’s company that has a long standing relationship with Tridonic.

“We are investing in energy-saving initiatives across our venues which is vital to cutting energy dependence, costs and CO₂ emissions,” says Peter Portnoi, Head of Facilities Management for BH Live, the social enterprise which manages Bournemouth International Centre in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council. “Last year, our on-site electrical crew came up with the concept and designed a new, energy-efficient lighting scheme for our 650 space multi-storey car park at Bournemouth International Centre. They teamed up with the Dorset-based, family-run company, Littledown Lighting to install the system and, thanks to the new Tridonic low energy LED installation complete with motion sensors, we have saved 134378 KWh of power and reduced carbon emissions by 45% in just 12 months.”

Steve Reid, managing director at Littledown said; “The biggest challenge with this project was that the car-park needed to remain open throughout the three month refit but with careful planning we were able to keep disruption to a minimum. The existing fpluorescent gear trays were replaced with Tridonic’s LED Boards and approximately 400 LCAI drivers. In addition to the significant savings in energy that these new fittings have delivered we expect a significant reduction in the number of lamp replacements and all the fittings carry the standard five year Tridonic warranty.”

“Lighting in a car park is something that the public gives little thought to unless they feel uneasy due to its poor quality. By investing in this new LED based solution, BH Live has delivered a high quality light solution at Bournemouth International Centre and also made a significant saving in terms of energy use, which benefits everyone;” said Martin Thompson of Tridonic.

About Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

BH Live is the South Coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues – a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives. Bournemouth International Centre is managed and operated by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council. Set in the heart of Bournemouth, with panoramic views across Bournemouth Bay, it is the South Coast’s premier conference, exhibition, entertainment, and hospitality venue, with licensed capacity for up to 10,000 visitors. Four main halls and variety of smaller meeting and hospitality areas can be blended and scaled to host multi-hall conferences, exhibitions, meetings, major music concerts, dance and comedy performances.

About Littledown

Littledown was established in 1982 and is recognised as an expert is the design and supply of DALI lighting control systems. It supplies solutions for new lighting fixtures and if required control systems as well as support and repairs for both fluorescent and LED systems. The company operates from purpose built premises in Shaftesbury, Dorset. For more information visit

About Tridonic

For more than 60 years Tridonic has been a successful innovation driver in the lighting market. This pioneer of digital lighting control is now focusing its attention increasingly on LEDs as the technology of the future. The broad offering for creating semiconductor-based and conventional lighting solutions ranges from individual components to complete systems. The focus is on LED systems comprising light sources and converters. An extensive portfolio of conventional control gear for different lamp types and light management systems rounds off the programme. This global company is shaping the technological changes on the lighting market together with its strategic partners and places great emphasis on intensive and personal contact with its customers. The innovative product portfolio, in-depth application know-how and excellent service are aspects that luminaire manufacturers, architects, electrical and lighting planners, electrical installers and wholesalers all find impressive. Solutions based on components and systems from Tridonic meet the highest quality requirements for indoor and outdoor lighting in reference installations throughout the world.

Tridonic GmbH & Co. KG has its headquarters in Dornbirn in Austria. It is a subsidiary of the Zumtobel Group and has own offices in 27 countries on 5 continents. In the 2014/15 fiscal year 1,970 employees generated sales totalling 384.5 million euros. 9.6 % of sales were invested in research and development.

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