The final event, WHAT IF, WHAT NEXT, of the European Interregional IVb project BLISS will be held during the Light+Building in Frankfurt on April 2, 2014.
St. Helens and BLISS
What is St Helens doing?
• Researching existing situations across different demographic areas.
• Researching best practice and new products globally.
• Pilot testing projects in different locations with new and emerging technology.
• Monitoring public acceptability to changes in street lighting.
• Raising public awareness of the impacts of climate change.
• Setting a good example of the need to reduce energy and carbon emissions.
What will be the outcomes?
The production of a Design Guide to enable efficient street lighting to be installed throughout Europe. The Design Guide will ...
• Recommend lighting and controls for new installations.
• Report on the changes of crime and accidents following the changes to lighting.
• Report on the public acceptability to the changes of lighting.
But ... 40% saving in energy and CO2 emissions is not enough. We need to save between 60% and 80% to meet our carbon commitment. So we are looking at ...
• Installing more energy efficient lanterns.
• Remote monitoring and controls.
• Dimming lights at selected times.
• Trimming lights - on later, off earlier.
• Passive infra-red movement detection to control lights.
• Review design standards - to ensure roads are not over-lit.
And we must ensure that public consultation is undertaken to ensure public acceptabilities of any changes.
A pilot installation in a park in St Helens using LED technology
70w SON installation - 22 lamps
8158 kwh consumption = 3508 kg CO2
LED installation - 22 lamps
4643 kwh consumption = 1996 kg CO2
40% saving in energy and CO2 emissions
Want to know more or be involved? Contact St Helens Council, Rory Lingham: +44 01744 676381
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