LED retro-fit unit for installation in Ornate Heritage street lights. The first installation on the riverside Groves of Chester produced a 70% reduction in energy consumption after extended trials.
Chester Council and Carbon Reduction Technology undertook energy saving trials with new LED lighting technology on existing heritage style street lights in September of 2010. Ornate Heritage and traditional style street lights are a typical feature in the City of Chester and in other towns and cities across the UK. These street lights have traditionally used high energy consumption incandescent lights.
The introduction of high power, low energy LEDs has offered additional success for the council, showing a 70% reduction of circuit watts and corresponding savings in carbon emissions, energy consumption and running costs.
The technology consists of a new light fitting, which can be easily retro-fitted into the original Heritage housing, much like most of Carbon Reduction Technology's other low energy lighting solutions. This means that installation costs are low, fitting is fast and the city retains the traditional look and feel of the lighting, instead of switching to newer or more modern looking units. Although Chester used a retro-fit, full Heritage lighting units can also be installed.