Millennium Square car park is a familiar place to many Bristolians. A previous winner of the ‘Park Mark®’ Award for its spacious and well-lit design makes it an interesting candidate for lighting project. The management team at @Bristol were keen to progress the lighting even further to a more sustainable and lower maintenance solution without any compromise to the lighting levels or aesthetics.
Connected Light have a relationship with @Bristol that goes back many years supplying replacement lamps for their facilities. We were happy to get involved with this project to help the client achieve their objectives.
To make additional savings on an initial outlay of purchasing and installing new fittings we suggested a retrofit solution. We worked with Taison Lighting to produce a retrofit LED tray and bespoke diffuser to fit the existing body of the current light fittings. Having collaborated with Taison several times before we were confident their skills in creating bespoke products would be ideal for this project.
A prototype was designed to work on the current wiring and convert the fittings all over to LED. This not only increased the lifetime of the fittings but also, due to the degrading of the previous metal halide technology, reduced heat and dramatically improved the colour rendering and colour temperature within the car park.
The project proceeded with over 600 fittings being converted over to Taison’s product. This resulted in a reduction of annual maintenance costs down to zero and an estimated annual energy savings of over £75,000 p/a. This equated to a payback on investment within 18 months giving @Bristol the only 100% LED lit car park in the South West of England and helped them hit all of their objectives for sustainability.