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See how Philips transformed the sreets of Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway.

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combining multiple 

is one small landmark step into providing darker skies. A flagship for other larger towns to follow.”


- Calum EdgarLighting Engineer, Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Customer challenge


With energy prices set to rise year on year and a commitment to reduce carbon by 20% by 2020 we felt that it was time to start making changes

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The right lighting 

With highly efficient optics and dimming possibilities, LED lighting was identified as the ideal replacement. As well as saving money, an LED solution would distribute light only where and when it was needed, minimising light spill and preserving the night sky.


A total of 450 Mini Iridiums and 85 Philips Iridium 2s have been installed transforming the familiar sodium glow into bright white light. The scheme also incorporates 20 Philips Optifloods which replaced very large wall mounted high pressure sodium floodlights in the high street shopping hub of the community.


The Philips solution perfectly blends the need of Dumfries and Galloway Council to reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs with Moffat’s objective of achieving a vast reduction in sky glow and thereby supporting a dark sky application.

  • Iridium² LED Large
    Iridium² LED Large
    Iridium² is a family of road-lighting luminaires designed for performance and sustainability. Depending on the application and budget, customers can start with LED, electronic HID ...
    • Future-proof luminaire: maintenance very easy; no tools required for LED upgrade
    • Highly efficient lighting platform; no compromise on lighting quality thanks to flat glass
    • Full flexibility to cover all applications, with choice of price and technology
  • Iridium LED Mini
    Iridium LED Mini
    The second generation of compact Mini Iridium LED road-lighting luminaires offers a much wider scope of application thanks to a more powerful LED engine and brand new optics, which...
    • Future-proof luminaire: easy to maintain; LED upgrade
    • Excellent total cost of ownership
  • OptiFlood MVP506
    OptiFlood MVP506
    Philips has a long tradition of excellence in environmentally friendly asymmetric floodlighting systems for sports and general area lighting as well as architectural applications. ...
    • Asymmetrical floodlighting systems for general area lighting as well as security and industrial area lighting
    • Best-in-class optical system for accurately controlled light distribution to prevent uncontrolled stray and spill light
    • Compact shape and pleasing design allows OptiFlood to be used in settings where design and appearance are just as important as technical performance

Dumfries and Galloway Council

The Team

James Paterson

Lighting Consultancy & Design Services Ltd

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