LEDs light up London's transport network

16th January 2017
Posted By : Alice Matthews
LEDs light up London's transport network

Products from LED Eco Lights' Goodlight LED lighting range have been approved for use across Transport for London’s network in both Section 12 and non-Section 12 areas, such as the tube, rail and bus stations, depots and bus shelters (officially listed on the London Underground’s Approved Product Register).

Commenting, Dr Leon Smith, Project Director said, “The network is transitioning to much greater use of LED lighting, partly because of its energy efficiency, but mostly due to the huge savings in maintenance and labour costs more advanced technologies allow. This reflects our new approach to procurement, taking a long term view and looking at the whole life-cycle costs for all the products we install across the network.”

He continued: “We rigorously assessed products from many world leading lighting suppliers and as a result of this process, we are delighted to confirm that two Goodlight LED products met our high standards; products that we will be actively using to secure savings.”

Goodlight LED lights are useful for TfL stations, depots and bus shelters as they are easy to retrofit, provide immediate energy savings over fluorescent and other technologies and last much longer. The two approved products are Goodlight T8 LED tubes which are mandated for use where LED tubes are required, in all non-section 12 areas and G360 LED SON replacements which can be used anywhere on the network. Available in warm, daylight and natural colours, the Goodlight T8 LED tubes are specifically designed for retrofitting into existing fittings. The Goodlight G360 LED SON lamp range has been designed to provide retrofit LED replacement for standard SON and metal halide lamps, enabling optimum lighting performance, whilst delivering dramatic efficiencies of up to 80%. The lamp incorporates a MagLev based cooling system to draw away waste heat, maximising its efficiency and lifetime. Both lamps have a lifetime of 50,000 hours or eleven years of use at twelve hours per day and are covered by a comprehensive five-year warranty.

Philip Edgecombe, Commercial Director, LED Eco Lights stated: “We are delighted that our products have met with the quality and performance criteria specified by the London Underground and Transport for London. As an organisation, TfL manage, maintain and operate in lighting critical environments, servicing millions of passengers annually. No one understands lighting better than they do. Their commitment to health and safety excellence is exceptional and the testing procedures they carry out are unrivalled. We are proud that they have selected Goodlight LED lighting products for use on their network, and look forward to supporting their lighting strategy. ”

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