Independently Tested at a UKAS Accredited Laboratory
Illuminated signs along our highways are essential visual aids for traffic and must stand out clearly. Signs communicating information and warnings which are well lit allow drivers more time to make good judgements.
Carbon Reduction Technology is an approved supplier of illuminated sign lighting retrofits. Our 5w LED lighting trays can be retrofitted into any existing lit sign found on our highways and streets. When compared to traditional illumination, our LED units provide significantly extended life, which reduces the number of times that maintenance is required. This is particularly important in terms of personnel safety due to the common location of a sign at the side or in the middle of the highway.
One of the most recent sign light installations was commissioned by Cheshire West & Chester Council. The retrofit installation has reduced Chester's sign light energy consumption by 68%, whilst providing clearer and more uniform illumination. The sign lights will have offset the cost of purchase and installation through energy savings (not including savings made through reduced maintenance costs) in three years.
Carbon Reduction Technology have had their sign light retrofit unit independently tested and verified at an UKAS Accredited Laboratory to the following classes:
5w Sign Light Retrofit Unit
Carbon Reduction Technology is committed to following the relevant national and European standards for permanent traffic signs, namely BS EN 12899-1:2007. This contains many different performance classes, so it is not sufficient to simply ask for a sign to be made to this standard, as you may receive one that meets only the lowest class. Performance classes, giving a choice of performance levels for relevant characteristics, are provided in the following tables from BS EN 12899-1.
It is generally recommend that luminaires providing Class E2 brightness be specified for general use. In areas of high background luminance such as major shopping areas with lit windows and fascias, luminaires providing Class E3 brightness are recommended.