LED LIGHTING @ SOGO SHOPPING MALL, KL
The client for this project is a major shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur city. The building is made of 9 stories of selling space and 3 stories of underground car park. Several initiatives were made by their management team to apply energy-saving and Eco-friendly methods to their operations. One of them being lighting enhancements.
The challenge in this project was that the client planned to renovate their building, and in turn the lighting, floor by floor annually. However, LED technology at that time was highly volatile with efficiency and costing upgrades every 6 months which will lead to difficulty maintaining the outlook and consistency of the product from the first floor to the last.
Secondly, a very short time is provided for the design confirmation to delivery stage with limited storage space, which leads to very short lead time and staggered delivery schedule. Furthermore, the lighting requirements which was based on an interior designer from the USA, was not readily available in the market at that time. Therefore, the supplier had to be preferably local, with a high understanding of the changes of LED products, long term reliability, specialisation in customisation and an ability to supply products that would last until the final renovation and beyond.
The solution provided by AdvanLED was to design a product with a fixed outlook whereby the components that upgrades or changes over time ie: the LED chips and the Driver, is easily integrated into the fixed casing. The term used for this capability is Future Proof. The product enjoys the consistency in terms of outlook and output in brightness while allowing the client to enjoy the latest efficiency and pricing. This lead to the creation of the DLM downlight (link to the product)
Since 2012, Sogo have changed 7 stories of selling space, and have relied on AdvanLED products to ease their maintenance, design and delivery concerns. AdvanLED has enjoyed a healthy relationship as a designer, supplier and consultant with after services such as lux maintenance review exercises and miscellaneous product support.