The three-year lighting upgrade programme, due for completion in 2017, will involve replacement of around 18,000 lighting columns and lanterns, replacing the existing sodium light sources with LED. All of the new street lighting will be connected to a Philips Starsense central telemanagement system.
The early phases of the programme are focusing on residential areas and will be rolled out to traffic routes as the project progresses. The Philips Mini Luma lantern is being used in residential areas, with Luma 1 lanterns providing the required illumination levels for traffic routes. Both lanterns feature advanced optics to ensure precise light distribution with minimum glare and no upward light, thereby minimising light pollution.
Connecting the new luminaires to the Starsense central management system will enable monitoring, control, metering and diagnosis of each individual luminaire. The current lighting upgrade programme follows an earlier Salix-funded ‘Invest to Save’ project in 2010. This saw lighting in a number of streets in Orford upgraded to LED using Philips SpeedStar and Mini Iridium lanterns, as well as a Starsense central management system. The project delivered energy savings of around 60% based on reducing the installed electrical load, which were further improved through the use of the telemanagement system.