A Sustainable Lighting Solution For The Coventry War Memorial




A commercial lighting company from Coventry is helping illuminate the city’s Grade II listed War Memorial at the Limbrick Wood War Memorial Park.

Initially approached in September 2021, Coventry City Council were looking for a sustainable solution to replace inefficient existing luminaires, which due to the nature of the installation, needed to run 24 x 7, 365 days per year.

Working closely with Edmundson Electrical Coventry, Ian, Jeff and the team at Smart Systems UK found an ideal LED product to replace existing fittings and fulfil an exacting specification for installation in a sensitive, listed building.

Following successful trials, the light quality was assessed by experts to ensure the protection of local insects, birds and bats in their natural habitats, with the final installation of four luminaires taking place in November 2021.

The resultant works have created a like-for-like light output, whilst reducing energy costs by upwards of 75%. The chosen product is designed for reliability and efficiency, with minimal ongoing maintenance and reduced on-costs for Coventry City Council and local Council Tax payers.

About Smart Systems UK

Smart Systems UK is an innovative Commercial Lighting company based in Longford, Coventry. With over 30 years industry experience, MD Ian Hill leads an expert team specialising in lighting solutions for all types and scale of commercial installations.

Installations at Coventry War Memorial

To meet the requirements of Coventry City Council, Smart Systems UK chose the QSSI Kitty Hawk with an amber lens to precisely achieve the correct colour temperature.

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