"The project had several key objectives. Not only did the council want to improve visibility at night, but it was also important that the new lights met energy efficiency goals. In order to achieve these goals, we experimented with a mix of LED luminaires and CosmoPolis lamps. By testing a number of different color temperatures, we were able to determine the best night time environment for the residents of the area.
The new lighting system was based around SpeedStar and Mini Iridium luminaires. Because SpeedStar is available in three different color temperatures, it provides a flexible solution for lighting urban areas. The modular concept means that more LEDs can be added incrementally, so that specific brightness levels can be reached.
Orford’s new luminaires are controlled by the Starsense street light management system. This system allows the council to cost-effectively monitor, control, meter and diagnose the lights. As a result, costs are lowered thanks to the pre-programmed dimming profile. "
The new street lighting has made Orford a more pleasant place to be at night. Bright, clean light makes the area safer and more welcoming. In addition, the new lights use 60% less energy.