The Parish Council is responsible for maintaining street lighting within the village and along pedestrian pathways. The majority of the legacy lighting had been in-situ since the early 1900s and comprised an eclectic mix of brackets mounted on houses and old-style wooden telegraph poles, standard aluminium/steel poles, as well as three heritage-style lanterns located on the link road past the village church.
With energy bills and maintenance bills continuing to rise, the Council decided to upgrade to energy-saving LED technology. It invited a number of LED street light providers to provide recommendations and quotes, selecting Zeta’s solution largely because of its aesthetic appeal.
Having established that the energy savings over a five-year term were in excess of the original spend – a pre-requisite from its loan provider – the Council was able to secure an interest-free loan to complete the upgrade.
Zeta provided 110 SmartScape Nano LED streetlights. For optimal performance, the SmartScape Nano features a reliable, programmable driver, long life LEDs, and delivers all dimming options and a range of currents in a single unit, for exceptional operating efficiency.
In addition, its SmartScape Heritage LED retro-fit solution which is available in a range of wattage variants, enabled the Council to retain rather than replace the heritage-style lanterns near the church. Its integrated engine can be engineered to fit into a vast range of different heritage lantern shapes and sizes, making it a wholly flexible retro-fit solution for heritage-style lighting in residential areas.
The village’s legacy lighting was a varied mix of sodium and mercury lamps. Zeta’s SmartScape Nano streetlight utilises UV-resistant, robust, silicone lens technology which ensures excellent transparency and high optical efficiency, and the LEDs deliver superior illumination and improved colour rendering.
The energy-efficient SmartScape Nano features intelligent cooling technology that ensures optimum heat dissipation, it can run as low as 8W and has a Luminaire Efficacy of between 130 and 150lm/W.
Zeta’s solution addressed the Council’s key objective – to reduce energy bills. SmartScape Nano consumes up to 70% less power than conventional technologies and delivers additional environmental benefits as it also reduces carbon emissions at the same level. The Council expects to realise a saving of around £1,000 per quarter on its energy bills.
The Council achieved further savings by Zeta’s dimming regime – the lights run at just 18W and are dimmed to 12W after midnight. The legacy SOX and SON lights ranged from 55W to 70W.
With an LED lifetime of >100,000 hrs, Zeta’s SmartScape Nano and Heritage significantly reduce the cost to manage and maintain the lighting – in this case delivering an additional £2,500 per annum in maintenance savings for the Council.
quality of light and the overall look. In particular the dimming functionality is particularly beneficial.