Gurgaon, Haryana, India

The Project

"Committed to India for over 109 years, Citi takes pride in being a premier locally-embedded financial institution backed by an unmatched global network. Citi’s presence in India spans 42 Citibank branches across 30 cities, over 700 ATMs and is an employer of choice to approximately 7500 employees in India. With capital investment of around US$4 billion, Citi is the single largest foreign direct investor in the financial services industry in India and offers consumers and institutions a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, private banking (Citi Private Bank), alternate investments and private equity (CVCI) and wealth management. In line with our commitment to make a positive difference in the communities we work, Citi India’ citizenship programme is focused in the priority areas of Financial Capability and Asset Building, Microfinance, Enterprise Development and Youth, Education and Livelihoods."

The Solution

A team from Philips Lighting carried out a survey of lighting levels at Citibank office at Gurgaon.

After analyzing the information, the following solutions were proposed to the Citi team:

  • Realignment of the light fittings would improve the efficiency of the lights used in the office. For example: shifting of light fittings above rows of back-to-back work-stations, only a single row of lights was adequate.
  • There was a scope to reduce over-all fittings at workstation areas, cabins and passages.
  • The gap between down lighters installed at passage area to be increased from existing 4’ to 6’.

The recommendations were accepted by Citibank. Philips installed Sereno 2’x2’ fittings and Ledo downlighters. The results were highly effective. They were able to reduce the number of 2’x2’ light fittings by 24% (78 to 59), and also reduce the number of down-lighters by 27 nos.

Overall average illumination level on work-stations improved from 200 lux to 430 lux (expected to stabilize in the range of 375 – 400 lux in 6 months). Technically, the new lights are approx 100% more efficient than the old fittings. Due to the high-efficiency and long-life of the product, in addition to energy saving, maintenance cost is expected to be negligible for next 2 years.

Philips Sereno

Philips LEDO LED Downlighters

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