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Bristol Harbourside Car Park gets LED Light Upgrade

Britannia Parking’s Bristol Harbourside site is a popular location due to its diverse mix of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and offices, as well as fitness and entertainment venues, it is also one of Bristol’s biggest and busiest car parks.

Having been operated since 2006 the site was due for its first stage refurbishment programme at the beginning of 2015 including a wiring and lighting upgrade. It was felt that due to the short life span of the existing florescent lights coupled with the high energy costs associated with these fittings we had a preference to move towards the more energy efficient and longer lasting Light Emitting Diode (LED) fittings.

The upgrade was a straightforward point-for-point LED lighting upgrade, which had environmental enhancements and increased security as priorities, along with the energy savings that the technology could provide.

Given the size of the requirement we took our time to review a range of options and teamed up with one of the UK’s leading lighting specialists Future Energy Solutions (FES) to deliver the project. FES undertook the task of replacing nearly 500 lights within the car park over a 4 day period working only at night so as not to disrupt the operation of the car park during the busy day time periods.

Following the install we have seen savings of up to 50% on the energy usage as well as a significant improvement in lighting levels, something which has been well received by users of the car park.

The combination of these factors, combined with reducing our carbon footprint have pushed us to review other sites within the estate that would benefit from such a lighting scheme and we anticipate further roll outs during 2015.

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