January 2017 has been a record-breaking month for Zeta Specialist Lighting. The Bicester-based developer and manufacturer of LED and solar-powered lighting solutions has achieved the highest ever monthly sales figure in the 28 years since it was first established.
One of the biggest successes for the firm has been its SmartScape range of innovative LED and solar-powered street and area lighting solutions. Sales of the SmartScape Heritage LED retro-fit solution for heritage lanterns and SmartScape Nano LED streetlight, both launched in the last quarter of 2015, have exceeded all expectations.
“The SmartScape Heritage and Nano have been really well received and we have completed installations the length and breadth of the country,” said Managing Director, Adrian Dennis. “Sales to date are £1 million over target.”
Zeta’s SmartScape solutions have been adopted by a number of local boroughs including Cheshire East, Cornwall and Lewes Council. The company has also recently won a number of large tenders to replace legacy street luminaires with energy-efficient LED alternatives. Zeta is upgrading around 900 heritage lanterns for a London Borough with its SmartScape Heritage LED retro-fit solution and is working with The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on a project that will see a Borough-wide roll-out of LED lighting solutions. These include approximately 14,000 Nano and Heritage street lights, as well as a number of other products including Zeta Bespoke Subway Kits and Zeta SignLite LED Blades which will be deployed to illuminate road signs.
“In the 15 months since we launched SmartScape, we have come from a standing start to a point where street and area lighting solutions now comprise more than 50% of total revenue,” Dennis said. “With sales beating our initial targets, we have had to increase our production capability and double the size of the production team, to cope with this unprecedented (but very welcome) demand.”
Last summer, Zeta launched the first solar-powered system in the SmartScape range. The SmartScape Solar Bollard wayfinding and amenity lighting solution captures and stores solar power via its integrated PV panels, making it ideal for use in walkways, cycle paths, parks or residential areas where there is no mains-fed power supply. Zeta has plans in place to further extend its solar-powered systems, with not only the Solar Bollard, but also new product launches in 2017 including the SmartScape Solar Belisha Beacon, as well as a solar-powered version of its Nano streetlight.