Belfield Technologies, a new energy management venture, has received a runner-up award in the NovaUCD’s 2010 Start-Up competition. Belfield Technologies (www.belfieldtechnologies.com) has developed a technology to assist public and private organisations to reduce their energy costs and associated carbon footprints. The HID LightSaver, a High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting control system, is programmable and compatible with Building Management Systems and is easily retrofitted into existing lighting control systems.
The HID LightSaver utilises an innovative ‘intelligent’ voltage system which limits voltage fluctuations to maintain lamp efficacy and colour characteristics. This system enables Belfield Technologies’ clients to significantly reduce their lighting operational and maintenance costs by prolonging the life of the lamps being used. It also reduces the levels of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere.
Belfield Technologies has evolved from research undertaken by Dr Ger Devlin, Dr Kevin McDonnell, David Megan, Barry Bowen and Brian McDonnell in the Bioresources Research Centre, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine.