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Thurrock Council, England


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  • Thurrock Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.


CiviTEQ LED road lanterns from Thorn Lighting have been installed as part of an extensive replacement programme to major road networks undertaken by Thurrock Council district, which includes residential estates, distributor roads and major roundabouts.  Thurrock Council district were looking to replace the old style SON/SOX luminaires in order to maximise energy savings and reduce maintenance.

Thurrock Council's tender evaluation procedure meant Thorn had to meet rigorous key criteria which included improved lighting levels with increased energy efficiency which, in turn would improve whole life costs and the ability to save further energy by dimming in the future, which was crucial. Lantern weight was also taken into consideration as many of the fittings were being used on the existing concrete columns which could be adapted and sleeved to allow fitment of the new lanterns. Other key considerations were delivery times, as Thurrock were working to tight deadlines which had to be adhered to and lastly, the council need to use a well-established, trusted and guaranteed brand.

The project has seen the installation of over 13,000 of Thorn's CiviTEQ lanterns, which were chosen through the tender evaluation process. CiviTEQ is a well-proportioned LED road lantern with an unobtrusive style ideal for road refurbishment lighting applications. With 12 precise lighting distributions, the lantern is fitted with R-PEC® optic to provide safe and efficient illumination. The fitting is compact and lightweight for easy handling and installation with low windage. Available in 2 sizes, the fitting also has a comprehensive range of controls making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Dave Parish, Thurrock Council's Principal Project Engineer quoted "We are very pleased with the new lighting which has provided all of the roads in the Thurrock area with a good uniform light output making it safer for drivers and pedestrians alike. All lanterns have a 7 pin NEMA socket fitted along with DALI compatible drivers to ensure future compatibility with any new equipment which may become part of Thurrock Council's smart city approach in the future".

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