First UK borough to implement smart controlled LED

The challenge

As one of six London boroughs to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, Barking and Dagenham has received an injection of funding and attention. Identified as one of east London’s Growth Boroughs, over the next 20 years it is expected to become one of the most developed areas in the city.

At the start of 2017, working with Volker Highways, Barking and Dagenham embarked on a street lighting replacement programme with energy saving and carbon reduction as their primary targets. The programme is scheduled to run for two and a half years and will include the replacement of 15,890 street lights with new LED lanterns.

Clients and partners

  • Client

    Volker Highways

Key project requirements

  • A solution for both residential roads and highways.
  • Reduction in energy consumption.
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions.
  • To improve the quality and reliability of light for residents.

The solution

Our Kirium Pro road lighting luminaire was selected as one of the three LED luminaires to be used across the borough. In addition, we are supplying the complete network with a Central Management System supplied by Urban Control.

Kirium Pro will be deployed on residential roads and highways, delivering high quality, energy efficient (up to 138lm/W) light with a lifetime of 100,000 hours L90. Featuring our Diamond+ technology, the council have a wide choice of light distributions at their disposal, enabling them to match the requirements of each of the designated roads.

The central management system will offer the east London borough the ability to monitor and control lanterns remotely, resulting in energy, carbon and monetary savings. This installation will be the UK’s first borough wide installation of the Urban Control CMS.

The new lighting will help Barking and Dagenham contribute to a £350k per annum saving on their energy bills, reducing some of the strain on limited council finances. Furthermore, Kirium’s glare-free light will improve night time visibility for road users and pedestrians.

" Replacing street lamps with newer, better lights demonstrates why this borough has a positive future. The new lights will help make our streets safer for pedestrians and motorists and will be more cost effective and environmentally friendly too "

Councillor Lynda Rice, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene

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