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More light for less at Liverpool Street Station

More light for less at Liverpool Street Station

Network Rail has fitted LED Eco Lights’ Goodlight LED lighting into all 18 platforms and the concourse at London’s Liverpool Street Station, Britain’s third-busiest station with over 66 million passengers annually.

Passengers and staff are benefitting from higher, better quality lighting and at the same time Network Rail is seeing a significant saving in electricity costs and a reduction in its carbon footprint.

Network Rail decided to move to LED lighting to reduce their carbon output, reduce costs in terms of power consumption and to improve the lighting level and quality in public areas of the station. LED lighting will also increase the efficiency of emergency lighting, reducing the load on the battery/generators and reduce the temperature signatures of lighting and heat related failures.

The Goodlight LED lamps can easily be retro-fitted into the existing fittings, allowing the relamping to proceed with little disruption. Over 3,500 lights were replaced by two teams of two operatives. They worked from two scissor lifts on a permanent night shift during the five hour window offered by station closing hours over a six month period.

Liverpool Street Station is seeing both an increase in light levels and a reduction in energy demand following the relamping with Goodlight LED. The station has measured an increase in Lux levels on the platforms and concourse, from approximately 75 Lux with the old lighting to 210 Lux with Goodlight. At the same time there has been a temperature drop of approximately 40 degrees centigrade at the exterior of the globe fixtures, which should improve reliability as well as efficiency. The energy saving from the new lights is over 800,000 kWh per year from the platform globe fixtures alone.

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