Portsmouth council makes light work of reducing lighting costs

Energys, lighting, Save it Easy
Save It Easy devices enabled new lamp technology to be used in existing luminaires in a Portsmouth car park to nearly halve electricity consumption.

Electricity costs for lighting the Isambard Brunel car park in Portsmouth has been nearly halved following the installation of new energy-efficient lamps in existing fittings using the Save It Easy Device from Energys. The reduction in electricity costs is £17 573 a year, representing 87 t of carbon.

The car park is open 24 h a day, seven days a week, so it requires lighting around the clock. Using the Save It Easy plug-in device, the council was able to upgrade 520 lamps over the various levels of this multi-storey car park. The 49% reduction in lighting consumption equates to a 45% reduction in carbon footprint.

Michael Robinson, deputy parking manager at Portsmouth City Council, says, ‘We expect to achieve project payback in just 11 months.’

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