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The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has awarded a £2 million contract for low-energy LED street lights to Bicester-based Zeta Specialist Lighting.
Following a competitive tender process, Zeta’s SmartScape Nano LED street light and SmartScape Heritage LED retro-fit solution for heritage lanterns were chosen as the most efficient solution.
The borough has been looking for new ways to reduce its annual street lighting budget. It is expected that Zeta’s solution will deliver a 70 per cent reduction in energy costs, together with a significant reduction in annual maintenance costs.
David Thompson, commissioning and contracts lead for the borough, said: “The new lights deliver superior illumination, require little or no maintenance and are much more energy efficient. In addition to the tangible cost savings, they will also help us to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the overall quality and reliability of lighting throughout the borough.”
Work to install the new LED street lights is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
The SmartScape Heritage LED retro-fit solution was also recently installed by Lambeth Council.