We completed £1.1m of lighting improvement work on the M62 over a 19km length between J22 Saddleworth Moor and Kirklees Viaduct, west of Junction 25.
We replaced over 1,000 high pressure sodium lanterns with new LED lighting units; this solution was devised by the contractor to suit the client specification.
These require no routine maintenance, eliminating the need for cyclic lamp changes, and the construction activity that comes with installing traffic management on the busy M62 corridor.
The new LED lighting generates a 53% energy saving. This reduces annual energy consumption by 1.16 million kWhrs, which is enough electricity to run every household in a town of 20,000 people for a fortnight. This generates an annual energy efficiency saving of £127,840.
Over the 25 year life of the new LED lights, they produce an efficiency of nearly £3.2m on energy costs alone. We will save 612 tonnes of carbon emission every year for the life of the installation; that’s the same carbon consumption as 389,000 loads of domestic washing.
The lighting system includes a newly installed Central Management System (CMS). This remote monitoring and control system allows us to manipulate operational burn hours, dim lighting at times of lower traffic flow, monitor faults and track energy consumption. This can be done on a unit-by-unit basis or globally.
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