Every public authority wants its roads to go to the distance - the difficulty is led street lighting them safely without draining city finances. The UK highways agency, with contractors Amey, engaged with RYGH to find out how they could light this busy highway safely while cutting costs.
"The A5 Tamworth is a busy highway that transports motorists across the West Midlands. Improving the led street light on this stretch of road would mean safer, more comfortable journeys for thousands of drivers daily. However, with energy efficiency now a growing concern for UK councils, it was important to find a solution that would reduce power consumption while maintaining lighting standards.
LED street lamp raced to the rescue. SpeedStar luminaires were installed along the roadside, delivering clean white light without the glare that older lighting systems would add. Tests show that white light improves visibility for drivers, making it easier for them to detect movement, and giving them more time to stop if something crosses their path.
But the power of LED doesn’t stop there. SpeedStar’s low energy consumption means that operational costs are lowered by up to 70%, and CO₂ production will be reduced by 47.4 tons per year. In addition, SpeedStar’s durability and long lifetime will halve maintenance visits".
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