Circular Lighting Report

Cambridge Uni upgrades street lights

University of Cambridge Signify

The University of Cambridge’s Estates Division has upgraded outdoor luminaires across its West Cambridge campus.

With more than 300 new and upgraded lights, the project was delivered in six months – from initial discussions through to project completion – and is expected to generate significant cost savings on energy.

In addition, the new LEDs require less maintenance time and will provide an improved night-time experience for the users of the site.
Dating back to 1920, West Cambridge is an important part of the university estate, with university and private tenants accessing roads, footpaths, parking and bus routes.

The site’s enhanced lighting design is part of a long-term development masterplan that aims to create a high quality, well-connected research environment that will enable the university and community to grow.
Over the decades, different generations of outdoor lighting have been installed around the site, leading to a mix of technologies and an inconsistent look and feel.

Philips TownTune luminaires will light the campus’s roads, paths and car parks as part of a site-wide development to provide consistency of design, improve wayfinding, and reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. In addition, the luminaires have an upward light output ratio of zero, therefore minimising sky glow and the impact on the night sky.
Each of the new luminaires is equipped with a unique QR code connected to the Signify Service Tag application.

Site managers can scan the QR code to access documentation and data, configure the luminaire directly at the installation site, and access the latest spare part information, including any new generation updates.

The Service Tag application also supports asset management data, allowing organisations to document information to better manage lighting assets.
‘The team at Signify worked with us to help meet our goals – including energy savings and a reduction in carbon emissions,” Adam Fjaerem, building energy manager told the Circular Lighting Report.

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Ray Molony

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