First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
UK civil and electrical engineering firm, McCann, has completed the lighting upgrades on a 19km stretch of the M62 motorway between J22-25, replacing 1,224 existing high pressure sodium lanterns with new Ampera Maxi LED lighting units.
The project, coordinated by Highways England’s term contractor A-one+, also included the installation of a new central management system, with remote manipulation of operational burn hours, control over the timing of dimmed lighting when there is minimal traffic and fault monitoring and energy consumption tracking systems. The reporting and control mechanisms can also be operated on a light-by-light basis or across the entire network.
According to McCann, the newly-installed LED lights require no routine maintenance, cutting down on man-hours required in order to keep them operational, while generating a 53 per cent energy saving and reducing annual energy consumption from 2,203,807 kWhrs to 1,041,658 kWhrs.