Falmouth University continues energy reduction program with new LED Street Lights from Gemma Lighting

September 10, 2012

Staff and students based on the Tremough campus of Falmouth University have once again benefitted from Gemma Lighting’s LED technology after the installation of fifty Jupiter 54 LED street lights.

Based in Penryn near Falmouth, the Tremough campus is jointly owned and managed by the University of Exeter (UoE) and University College Falmouth (UCF) through a joint venture called Falmouth Exeter Plus.

FX Plus had previously worked with Gemma Lighting on an LED bollard lighting project, whereby Gemma Lighting provided over 200 LED bollard lighting inserts around the site with the bespoke requirements of the campus in mind.

Following the success of this project, Falmouth Exeter Plus began a change out of the sodium 150 watt street lighting fixtures on campus on behalf of the Universities, replacing them with Gemma Lighting’s Jupiter 54 AC LED Street Lights.

Each set of fifty LED lights will ensure that the Tremough Campus will save 44 tonnes of carbon every year, and Falmouth Exeter Plus’ Carbon and sustainability Manager for the site, Karen Clowes, is delighted with the results.

Karen said: “What we had before was that kind of horrible orange light so it’s a huge improvement to the quality of lighting in the car park.”

As with the previous project, half the funding for the LED street lighting was put up by the Universities themselves and the other half through an energy efficiency loan from Salix.