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Slough Council - Langley Park

Challenge
Slough Borough Council are committed to reducing their carbon footprint across the region, as part of their pursuit of this target the council have sought to include climate-friendly lighting in their projects. Having used traditional solar solutions in the past, they contacted us to help develop a quality, reliable, and efficient solution for their Langley residential Public Open Space which was too dark in the evenings for residents. Working in partnership with Volker Highways, the site consisted of a common park area linking a housing estate with a major road junction for local transport services.

Solution
Solar Vision Lighting Technologies were contacted as a solution provider to provide a lighting solution in the residential Public Open Space to help increase safety at night. Ideal for non-intrusive installation, our street lighting range was perfect for the brief provided.

The Public Open Space was considered too dark, particularly along the site’s pathways connecting amenities and transport links. To resolve this issue, we installed solar light columns with a unique cylindrical design known as the ‘Solarwrap’, which is unlike traditional solar solutions which were specially designed for Councils like Slough in mind.

This range provides A-rated optics designed to minimise light pollution while providing the required lighting, as well as contributing to the council’s net-zero carbon sustainability targets. Solar Vision were able to provide a full end to end solution from initial site surveys to non-invasive installation.

A total of eight ASTRAL lighting columns were installed at the site utilising the Krinner Ground screw for a solution that resolves the lighting issue while ensuring the local ecosystem is undamaged.

Outcome
The ASTRAL column supplied in this project provides exceptional light flow across areas such as parking and communal locations, with the added benefit of motion detection to respect the residents and reduce light pollution.

The site lighting provided across the areas now provides zero-carbon imprint in line with the council’s targets in addition to reduced maintenance due to the innovative design of this range, and lower ongoing costs not being linked to the main grid system delivering savings to the local community.

CO₂ Savings
Over 25 years this project will have saved our atmosphere 9.2 tonnes of CO₂.

Testimonial
"We at Slough Borough Council have always been an Authority that have promoted Zero Carbon throughout the Borough and are always looking at ways that we can enhance our ambition of reducing our carbon footprint. When Solar Vision Lighting Technologies was brought to our attention, we were extremely keen to understand what they were offering with regard to off grid lighting. After understanding what they had to offer, we made the decision to work with Solar Vision LT and Volker Highways, our street lighting contractor, on a lighting project in a regularly used foot path in Langley Slough where we needed to light this heavily used footpath for added security at night for residents. With Solar Vision LT and Volker Highway we were able to provide a fully lit pathway without the requirement of putting in any infrastructure. Solar Visions LT, ASTRAL Solar Lighting Columns have provided us with a lighting solution without the need for any trenching and cabling work. We are delighted with the outcome and the carbon saving the borough will make due to this project."

-Mr Sing-Wai Yu JP IEng MICE
Infrastructure Lead - Major Infrastructure Projects Regeneration

Organisation: Slough Borough Council 


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