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UCD Spin-Out Belfield Technologies to Pilot its Lighting Technology in New Zealand

New Zealand’s local authorities could be on track to save up to €14m per year and reduce the country’s total CO2 emissions by 0.5pc if they deploy a pioneering a new light-saver technology that has been developed by Irish start-up Belfield Technologies, a spin-out from UCD. Belfield Technologies is an energy-management venture co-founded by Dr Ger Devlin, Dr Kevin McDonnell and David Megan, a team from University College Dublin (UCD) School of Biosystems Engineering. Energy costs and carbon footprint The company has invented the lighting technology called HIDLightSaver, as a result of research into the costs associated with lighting and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps found in street lighting, floodlit arenas, motorways and retail outlets. The goal, according to McDonnell, is that the lighting technology will enable public and private organisations to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. The New Zealand Transport Authority is now set to pilot the…
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Belfield Technologies Wins SEAI Award

NovaUCD start-up Belfield Technologies Ltd has been named the winner of the Inaugural Sustainable Energy Innovation Award at the SEAI Energy Show 2011. Belfield Technologies won the SEAI award for its high powered light saving energy device, the HIDLightSaverTM. The product is the result of research into the costs associated with lighting and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps found in street lighting, floodlit arenas, motorways and retail outlets. HIDLightSaverTM was developed and is being manufactured in Ireland and is designed to help organisations cut their energy costs and associated carbon footprint by as much as 35pc. The technology could also potentially produce savings of €14m on street light running costs alone. The new SEAI award entries were assessed on three factors: innovation, energy performance and environmental impact, and the business potential of each product. Shortlisted finalists encountered a public ‘dragons’ den’ style evaluation with a panel of four judges. The…
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