Bicester-based Zeta Specialist Lighting’s LED solar powered amenity lighting solutions have been installed at Nottingham City Council’s Queen’s Drive Park and Ride, to enhance visitor comfort and safety.
The site now boasts ten Zeta SolisPOST lights, strategically placed either side of the bus stop shelters to illuminate drop kerb areas to assist wheelchair users when using the facility at night.
Requiring no on-grid connection, this unique and innovative system is specifically designed to capture and store solar power via its integrated PV panel. The SolisPOST runs at a low lighting level continuously and when a pedestrian approaches, its integrated Passive Infra-Red Sensor (PIR) automatically increases the lighting level, saving energy and reducing light pollution.
Signage to communicate opening times and other visitor information is now also illuminated thanks to Zeta’s new ECOLUX SOLAR. The ECOLUX SOLAR is the first LED trough lighting system for signage, that’s entirely powered by solar. Virtually maintenance free and with minimal install costs, the ECOLUX SOLAR incorporates discreet and flexible PV panels, long life batteries and Zeta’s patented, intelligent Energy Management System to provide optimum, efficient LED illumination.
All of the lighting solutions have been painted in the city’s corporate green colour.
As a members of the Nottingham Green Partnership, Nottingham City Council is committed to meeting the environmental priorities identified in the Nottingham Plan, which sets out a vision for the city that has environmental sustainability at its centre.
Among its key priorities and targets are a pledge to reduce the city’s carbon emissions by 26% of 2005 levels by 2020 and to ensure that 20% of the energy used in the city will be produced within the Greater Nottingham area from renewable or low/zero carbon sources.
Paul Woodgates, Team Leader Bus Facilities Team Public Transport for Nottingham City Council said: “We’re delighted with the solution, the lighting levels are fantastic and it was both cost effective and easy to install.”