Shoreham Port is planning to make significant energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint through installing more efficient lighting. There are a lot of lights on the Port in buildings, on terminals, lighting the roads and used for navigation of ships. The Port has a major plan to convert all lights to LED over the next couple of years.
Peter Davies, Development Director at Shoreham Port commented “LED light units are a little more expensive to buy, but the savings are substantial as they are much more efficient and last longer so the whole-life cost is substantially lower than for conventional lighting.
They also create a white light better for working under and the lights come on instantly and can be dimmed to save further energy. Pay back is typically four years and improving all the time as the price for LED units continues to fall.”
The next scheme is about to start at Hove Enterprise Centre which houses 25 small businesses where the Port will install external lights to illuminate the car park and access to the buildings. EcoLightingUK will be fitting 15 Medusa 90W light units on street lamp columns, which will save 68% of the energy and reduce CO2 by 7,185 kg annually.
Martin Needham, Managing Director of EcoLightingUK commented “We are delighted to be working with Shoreham Port on this project, the desire for lower energy bills is driving the demand for replacement lighting installations, particularly from larger companies that operate for long hours.
The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today's most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Good quality LED’s last longer, are more durable, and offer better light quality than traditional types of lighting, our Medusa Street Light with its innovative road to pavement optics fits just those criteria. We look forward to continue working with Shoreham Ports on future energy saving projects.”