Telensa helps with Hertfordshire’s switch to LED lighting
27/11/2014 Highways Reporters
Telensa has been selected to supply its street light central management system (CMS) as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s £6.5m A-road improvement project, managed by highway services contractor Ringway.
More than 12,600 street lights on Hertfordshire’s A-roads are being upgraded to LED lighting and the council is simultaneously installing Telensa’s CMS to allow the lights to be monitored from a central point. This will reduce inspection costs and make it easier to spot and repair any faults.
Will Gibson (pictured left), CEO of Telensa, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Ringway on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council for this pioneering energy reducing project. The Telensa system is cost-effective, the simplest to deploy and highly scalable across large lighting populations such as that in Hertfordshire with its 114,000 street lights, the fifth largest quantity for an authority in the UK.”
According to the council, the project will bring savings of around £660,000 each year from the end of 2015 onwards. The new combined LEDs and CMS system will result in reduced energy costs, lower carbon emissions, reduced maintenance and improved visibility for road users.
Hertfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways, Terry Douris (pictured right), added: “The conversion of Hertfordshire County Council’s existing lights to this modern technology forms part of our overall commitment to maintain and improve our roads for the benefit of all road users in Hertfordshire. The Telensa system was chosen because it is field proven by scores of other UK local authorities.”