Safety in urban areas is paramount for Wigan. The council wanted to make sure people felt safe walking around at night. The right lighting would help by making it easy to recognise faces and distinguish objects. Furthermore, the quality of CCTV images is improved by white light. The right illumination could deter criminals and assist the police in bringing crime rates down.
SpeedStar LED transformed the streets of Wigan. Its clear white light creates optimal visibility for both pedestrians and drivers. As a result, drivers can see the roads clearly, and residents feel safer walking around the streets. The lighting also highlights the new outdoor furniture and architectural landscape that the city council has invested in.
The new LED city lighting is controlled by a central management system that enhances energy savings. It ensures that the right level of light is being used at the right time. Brightness is reduced during the week, and maximized at weekends, when night time activity is at its peak. To ensure that SpeedStar was fully supported and any vibration from the street reduced, Philips created a bespoke wall bracket for this specific application.
The streets of Wigan are now safer, thanks to the improved visibility on and around the roads. In addition, the energy efficient lighting has reduced Wigan’s carbon footprint and lowered energy costs.