Shoreham Port Lighting Strategy June 2016
As part of our aim to significantly reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs we have embarked on a plan to:
- install and use low cost renewable energy,
- secure lower prices for the energy we take from the grid, and
- be more efficient in the use of energy.
One significant way to become more efficient is through the conversion to LED lighting. Powering lights on the terminals and in our buildings is one of our biggest costs.
The proposed lighting strategy is to install LED where it is cost effective to do so, phased over time as and when we can afford it. LED can be expensive to install but is up to 65% more efficient and lasts longer so the whole-life cost is substantially lower than for conventional lighting in most cases. It also creates a better white light, comes on instantly and can be dimmed to save energy. Pay back is typically 2 to 7 years and improving all the time as the price for LED units continues to fall. Therefore, it is proposed from now on to install LED as the norm on any new towers, street lights and buildings and also replace existing units over time.
Completed projects so far are:
- All the navigation Lights have been replaced with LED
- Six LED units installed on the street lamps by Carats Café.
- New lighting column erected with LED at Brighton Terminal East (LT0) and light units on the existing LT1 have been replaced with LED
- Replaced the 15 external lights with LED in the car park at Hove Enterprise Centre
- Lighting Tower (LT3) replaced with a new lighting column and LED lights
- External lighting at the dry dock replaced with LED
- Internal lighting at Quayside House is now LED
- The new shed being erected on the Outer Lay-by Terminal will have LED lights
The priority projects for the next phase are:
- Replace the remaining 80 street lights with LED on the existing posts along Basin Road South
- Replace all the lights with LED at Nautilus House, Dry Dock & Pump House
- Replace the two towers (LT11 & LT12) and the light units with LED by the locks
Other projects have been identified but are lower priority at this stage, including lighting in the vehicle workshop at Shed 3, the lighting tower at Lady Bee Marina & new street lighting on both Basin Road North and Waterside Road.
Various funding sources and methods are being explored to step up the rate of replacement, including grant funding from the Carbon Trust.
15 June 2016