Communal Outside LED Lighting Project at Redbridge Council
Communal Outside LED Lighting Project creates safer spaces and generates energy savings of up to 65%.
When your facilities include communal outside areas, it’s vital that users feel safe and comfortable using them. Inefficient or damaged lighting can lead to poor visibility at ground level and light pollution to surrounding areas. Earlsmann’s tailor-made LED lighting solutions offer clear, bright lighting where it’s needed most.
Case study: the Fitzgerald Road Estate, Redbridge, London
Redbridge Council had become aware that the lighting at the Fitzgerald Road housing estate was no longer fit for purpose. The existing 70W sodium lighting was too dim and one street light was missing following damage by a nearby tree during high winds. This inefficient lighting was creating dark areas where antisocial behaviour was taking place, and residents no longer felt safe walking to and from the parking areas on the estate.
Expert advice from Earlsmann – leaders in LED lighting
The Council approached Earlsmann for help in designing a new lighting solution for Fitzgerald Road. Earlsmann surveyed the site to establish the optimum solution, based on user needs in each specific area of the estate. While on site, the Earlsmann team noticed that some of the existing lighting comprised clear-topped ‘globe’ type units – which throw a large amount of the light they emit upwards, polluting the night sky and surrounding areas.
Based on its on-site assessment, Earlsmann selected and provided three different units for the replacement lighting, which was installed by Polaris Power and Data. Burton bulkhead lighting was installed to illuminate an unlit drying area, two 30W Stafford floodlights were used to light a car park, footpath and grassed area, and a 20W Lincoln streetlight was chosen to illuminate the roadway into the estate.
Providing a bespoke lighting solution – with significant savings
Following installation of the new Earlsmann-supplied lighting units, the area is now well-lit with cool white LED luminaires. The new lighting provides excellent visibility for residents and creates a safer, more secure environment by helping to reduce antisocial behaviour. The precise beam control offered by the cutting-edge LED technology ensures light pollution is minimised and light is directed precisely where it is needed.
With just 90W installed power – compared to the 260W used by the old lighting – the new lighting will pay for itself through ongoing energy savings of 65%.
Five-year warranty for total peace of mind
Simon Thornton, Sales Director at Earlsmann, said that the Fitzgerald Road project “is the perfect example of how our wide product range, with the ability to change beam angles and power rating for each product, enables us to provide complete solutions for our clients”.
Earlsmann manufactures its LED lighting units at its factory in the UK, ensuring a high-quality, reliable product underpinned by a full five-year warranty. The company provides a comprehensive range of lighting solutions to suit every interior and exterior application.
Find out more about Earlsmann’s commercial lighting products call 08456 434 740 or email email@example.com.