Friday, July 13, 2012

LED Street Lights

Did you know that the 90 million streetlights installed in Europe are consuming an estimated 45 million Kwh of electricity, representing an estimated cost of 5 billion Euros per year to cities? The lighting is also responsible for 20 million tons of CO² each year. In the UK it is estimated that street lighting uses around 2% of all electricity generated, releasing over 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

The Marlin 1000 energy saving LED street lighting delivers a host of advantages over traditional lighting technologies and can make a major contribution to reducing the operating costs of street lighting.

Some of the benefits include:
  • Up to 50% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Energy savings of up to 70%.
  • LED bulb life in excess of 150,000 hours.
  • Minimum maintenance requirements and visits, further reducing costs and carbon emissions.
  • A reduction in the need for working at height due to the reduced maintenance requirements of the Marlin compared to the traditional streetlights.
  • White light source enabling enhanced CCTV imaging.
  • Fully controllable (dimming and off/on)
The Marlin 1000 can be used on highways, public spaces and in the private sector for car parks and business premises. Furthermore, the street lights are produced in Coventry by Remploy, the country’s leading provider of specialist employment services to people with disabilities and complex barriers to work. Work started in January 2010 to replace Blackpool’s street lighting with low energy LED lights. This should save the Council tax payers up to 25% of their street lighting bill, and help save the planet too by removing over 1400 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

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