Driving Futureproofed Energy Efficiencies
SPIE UK has secured an eight-week contract with Scotland TranServ to upgrade the lighting infrastructure in the M8 Charing Cross Underpass on behalf of Transport Scotland.
The new lighting system will deliver improved energy performance and is futureproofed to allow for the integration of new monitoring and performance products as they become available. SPIE UK will be responsible for the design and installation of the upgrade, which will take place whilst ensuring the continued safe use of the underpass by road users.
Utilising adaptive SMART LED lighting technology which is designed by SPIE’s long-term partners Signify (Phillips), the solution will allow for lighting levels to be adjusted in line with how high traffic levels are, creating further efficiencies for energy usage. The solution will also incorporate Uninterruptable Power Supply back up to enhance security and durability and include remote monitoring.
The contract has been awarded following recommendations SPIE UK made to Scotland TranServ after undertaking maintenance work in 2017 and monitoring the lighting systems in place for a further two years. The company will be designing and installing the lighting infrastructure and cabling.
Aled Davies, Principal Lighting Engineer at Scotland TranServ, says:
“The solution proposed by SPIE not only delivers against our requirements but exceeds them. Advanced remote monitoring of energy usage is incredibly important as we look to drive efficiencies and meet environmental targets on behalf of our client, Transport Scotland, so to have a solution for the long-term that keeps up with technological developments is crucial, furthermore substantial savings on maintenance costs with the longevity of LED technology will vastly reduce the expenditure. The experience of the SPIE team was clear to see, and we have full confidence that they will deliver a great result.”
Steve Henry, Operations Manager with SPIE UK, adds:
“We’re delighted to have been chosen by Scotland TranServ to carry out the lighting upgrade of the Charing Cross Underpass. By combining advanced LED technology with robust infrastructure and future-proofed monitoring capabilities which allows remote monitoring for failures and energy consumption, we’re confident that we can provide a lighting solution that will keep traffic flowing and drivers safe for many years to come.”