Hackney residents set to benefit as housing duo switch to LED lighting

September 3, 2012

Residents of two housing communities in Hackney, London are enjoying clearer vision thanks to LED lighting solutions from Gemma Lighting.

Mount Pleasant Hill and Riverside Walk are just a few doors apart, and both have invested in Gemma Lighting’s Warrior 24 LED Globe Lights as the management, a group of residents who own and run the estate, look to save money and energy.

The management caters for groups of residents who come in various ages and sizes, and with volunteers running the management of both sites challenges such as reducing costs and implementing a new lighting installation were proving tricky.

Twelve of Gemma Lighting’s Warrior LED Globe Lights were chosen to illuminate the roadways and footpaths surrounding Mount Pleasant, whilst four Warriors have brightened Riverside Walk.

The Warrior 24 has excellent light distribution and was the perfect choice for Mount Pleasant and Riverside Walk, lowering CO2 emissions and reducing expensive maintenance costs.

More and more people are realising the benefits of switching to LED lighting, and with a life to replacement rate of 100,000 hours, are also beginning to appreciate the long-term savings which can be enjoyed by installing Gemma Lighting products.

Carol Keegan of the Mount Pleasant Hill (Hackney) Management Company said: “The Warrior Globe Lights are far more attractive when compared to our old lighting, and have a wonderful chandelier effect. They are also much more reliable. The previous installation had been in place for well over 23 years, and the fittings were proving impossible to replace. Because of this we were forced to look at a whole new installation. The attractive design, high quality of light and potential savings in our energy bills were the most important factors and held equal weight in our decision to go with Gemma Lighting.

“We have 92 people here, all with different needs and the feedback from the residents has been extremely positive. The CCTV security systems used across both sites have also benefitted from the new LED lighting, with improved visual acuity and excellent colour rendition.”

After this positive experience the management are looking into the possibility of more LED lighting upgrades in the future.