In response to ever increasing demands to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, in early 2015 Caerphilly County Borough Council sought to obtain an LED light engine suitable for retrofit into its 8,200 residential luminaires. Excluding any life-expired lanterns as well as utilising existing columns and support structures, Caerphilly C.B.C. chose to replace the gear of its 70W High Pressure Sodium inventory; consisting mainly of Urbis ZX1 and Sapphire lanterns, together with a smaller proportion of Philips Iridium lanterns. The product had to meet strict design and performance criteria to secure these installation challenges and, following a robust procurement process, INDO was chosen as the successful supplier.
The INDO gear tray product scored highly as an overall package against a number of competitive tender offerings; in terms of quality, price, as well as technical performance. Being retrofit allowed the client to benefit from the latest energy-efficient LED technology but without incurring the capital investment of full fitting replacements. Furthermore, significant maintenance savings will be made throughout the scheme life, as the gear tray features INDO’s innovative Direct Drive® technology.
Since the installation, Caerphilly C.B.C has come up against very few problems or challenges; installation has been rapid and they have met their targeted energy savings.
Our meter administrator records show that, following the LED gear tray retrofit in 2015/16, our energy consumption has reduced by an average of 173,136 kWh per month. Failure rates to date are very good… out of the 8200 fittings that have received the retrofit we’ve had just 6 or 7 failures, which is really very low. INDO has come up with its own solution to a problem that’s different to everyone else. The gear tray is a good product at a competitive price. We now have a quality LED product in a quality lantern and with no future driver changes to programme in