LED lighting:
a road to success

LED street lighting,

Durban

 

The Durban ICC street lighting project was part of a joint initiative by Philips, Eskom, the Department of Environmental Affairs and the eThekwini Municipality. The objective was to replace old standard lighting technology with the latest and most energy efficient road and street luminaires.

The Philips Iridium² 
offered

 a 27% energy savings compared with the older 250W metal halide street lights they replaced and at the same time provides superb light quality.

 

- Maciej Debowski, Philips Product Manager

Customer challenge

 

The old metal halide lamps needed to be replaced with LED (Light Emitting Diodes) luminaires and deliver the same or better quality of light, as well as withstand a hostile coastal environment. The new lighting was to consist of 149 LED street lights installed in 6 streets around the Durban. Local authorities expected to improve road safety for drivers and pedestrians alike.

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The right lighting

 

The Philips Iridium² is a family of road-lighting luminaires designed for performance and sustainability. The Iridium² allowed the local authorities to simply replace the old fittings with LED Luminaires and further allows for the LED light module to be upgraded in the future, without having to change the light fitting or the pole itself, but simply by changing the light engine. The Philips Iridium² includes 112 LEDs providing 21,126 lumens, a colour temperature of 5700k, and 95lm/w system efficacy.

The Philips Iridium² offered energy savings of 47,4 MWh per year, a 27% energy savings compared with the older 250W metal halide street lights they replaced and at the same time provides superb light quality. With a lifetime of 60 000 hours, in comparison to 20 000 hours of the previous luminaires, and a colour rendering of 68, the Iridium² ensures ease of maintenance.

Iridium² LED

 

Iridium² is a family of LED street-lighting luminaires designed for performance and sustainability. 

Iridium² LEDGINE

Lighting the streets
in Durban

The Team

Maciej Debowski
Product Manager

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