Smart Streetlighting saves Brent £850,000 and cuts carbon emissions by 62%

The challenge

Home to iconic national landmark Wembley Stadium and one of the most diverse London boroughs, Brent has recently undertaken one of the largest regeneration programmes in the country. Part of a 12-month investment plan – which has seen the replacement of more than 21,000 street lights.

Clients and partners


  • Client

    London Borough of Brent

  • Lighting Design

    Designs for Lighting

  • Contractor

    Bouygues Energies & Services

Key project requirements

  • A sustainable solution for both residential roads and major highways.
  • Reduce the council’s energy expenses.
  • Incorporate an advanced Central Management System to increase efficiency.

The solution

As a local supplier based in Hertfordshire – just 25 miles from the LB of Brent - we share a passion for safer, cleaner and greener lighting in our neighbourhoods.

We were delighted to win the tender to relight the entire borough, supplying over 21,000 Kirium Pro's with Urban Control CMS, which we delivered over a 10-month period.

Kirium Pro offers Brent Council exceptional lighting quality with excellent efficiency (up to 174lm/W), directing light where it is needed and reducing the need to over-light. It also provides an almost immediate payback through significant reduction in both energy consumption and carbon.

Using Kirium Pro lanterns with our sister product Urban Control is a smart solution. Urban Control aims to help city asset owners and managers harness the power of SMART-city technology, by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to build energy and money-saving solutions, based around their needs. The London Borough of Brent publishes a 48-hour emergency response time to replace faulty lamps, with their CMS they will be able to monitor and control their lanterns remotely, so they can detect errors before they are even reported, allowing them to be proactive rather than reactive. The results will bring energy, carbon and money savings for the borough and ultimately the tax payer.

The combination of the new Kirium Pro installation with the CMS will save £850,000 every year in energy costs and have helped to make Brent greener with a huge 62% reduction in carbon emissions.


About Urban Control

For support turning your public lighting assets into internet connected and managed devices, trust in Smart-City specialist (and DW Windsor sister-company) Urban Control. With its future-ready canopy, Urban Control utilises an open technology network and data platform, offering a range of solutions including sensors and data applications.

" By 2030 we will have saved over £9million by installing 21,000 LED street lights in Brent, more than any other London borough. LED lights are bright, clean and efficient. Our street lighting programme is an important part of our work to make Brent safer, cleaner and greener.

By 2020 the money we receive directly from Government will have been cut by 79%, so the £850,000 savings we have made from our new street lights will enable us to protect spending on services for our residents. I thank Salix, DW Windsor, Bouygues, PFIL and Design for Lighting for their hard work in making a brilliant success of this investment. I would also urge residents to consider using LED bulbs to light their own homes to save money and protect our environment "

Cllr Krupa Sheth, Brent's Cabinet Member for Environment

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