Bydand Gardens - LED road lighting
Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Client: Aberdeenshire Council
Aberdeenshire is a Council that is keen to explore new ways of improving services and reducing costs. They are also committed to becoming a carbon neutral Council. This trial allowed Aberdeenshire Council to assess the suitability of LED lighting, both in terms of lighting performance and in terms of installation and maintenance costs. The reduced energy usage by the LED lanterns and reduced energy usage as a result of fewer maintenance visits will demonstrate the carbon reductions that can be achieved.
Aberdeenshire Council were keen to use P567A HBM LED Lanterns as the trial site had previously used a P567 lanterns, therefore residents would not see a noticeable change of lantern style in the area, only changes in colour rendering of the lantern. The location is close to the Council’s offices enabling continuous monitoring of performance, looking at uniformity and light cut off in particular.
“One of the reasons the trial site was chosen was because the previous lanterns were of a similar style to the new LED lanterns. This has meant that the feedback from residents relates only to lighting colour and output, and not to the look of the units. I am pleased with the results, and feedback comments from residents have been positive. We elected to install units with a permanently dimmed light level, and there have been energy savings achieved as a result. I will be monitoring ongoing maintenance costs and expect them to be less.
The trial will allow Aberdeenshire to formulate a policy on the use of LED lighting, with a view to amending our standard specification for new developments and maintenance/ renewal work.”
Bill Lennox BSc CEng MICE
Roads Quality and Resources Manager