Saving Bournemouth Borough Council 60% in energy annually

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The challenge

In 2018 Bournemouth’s seven long miles of golden sand was voted the UK’s best beach. The Dorset attraction was also placed fifth on a list of Europe's best beaches, as well as 14th in the world, in a TripAdvisor poll.

To save energy and bring their coastal lighting up to date Bournemouth Borough Council planned to replace all their existing SON Salisbury lanterns (some of which had already been upgraded to LED in previous years).

Clients and partners

  • Client

    Bournemouth BC

Key project requirements

  • Update coastal lighting with LED

  • Reduce energy consumption and costs

  • Reduce maintenance costs

The solution

Switching to LED has saved Bournemouth Borough Council 60% in energy annually.

Our Salisbury and Strand A luminaires in a 4000K colour temperature fulfilling the design brief; to complement the areas seaside heritage, provide exceptional output and efficiency and ease of maintenance.

In October 2019, we were pleased to support the installations makeover for the ‘Mind Matters’ Arts by the Sea Festival.

Artist Open Call 2018 winners, Jack Wates and Alex Mead conceived the design exclusively for Arts by the Sea. Adding coloured Lee Filters to our luminaires to bring their ‘Colour Curve’ to life - a large-scale art installation which transforms one of Bournemouth’s strongest assets into a spectrum of coloured light.

The installation is designed to create a ‘frontier’ between land and sea. From afar visitors witness a magical, changing river of coloured light, while up close, experience the spectacle as a single colour of light.

Click here for more information on the Arts by the Sea Festival

“It was a pleasure to work with DW Windsor on this project. Deliveries were on time and the product is up to the standard that you would expect from a manufacturer with such a good reputation within the lighting industry.”

Daniel Moorley, Street Lighting Growth & Infrastructure, Bournemouth Borough Council