TfL’s overriding objective was to improve the energy efficiency of its street lighting while “providing the right light, in the right place, at the right time”.  Initially this was to be achieved by deploying CMS technology to its existing lighting stock, so as to control and profile lighting levels across the strategic traffic routes in Greater London.  From the results of a number of pilot projects, monitoring developments in the LED lantern market and studying financial viability it was decided that TfL would install both LED and CMS technology on the network. 



Climate change was a key factor in the viability of the project, as the climate change act 2008 targets a reduction in CO2 generation of 34% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.  Couple these targets with increased exposure to carbon tax and the introduction of energy efficient LEDs began to show significant advantages.  Combining CMS technology with LED lighting offered flexibility in lighting control in terms of profiling, flexible lighting levels during public events or planned works, providing a safer white light solution for driving/pedestrian experiences and also reducing maintenance costs across the network. After studying the options and financial modelling, investing in the scheme was agreed.


Established suppliers were chosen to service this project which commenced on site in February 2014.  CU Phosco® Lighting was chosen to supply our ground breaking LED road lighting luminaires for the major traffic routes.  Standard outputs were provided from our P850 and P851 range, these were rolled out on a call off schedule in-line with the installation program from the appointed contractors. So far we have provided over 5000 luminaires to the TfL network. 

The TfL project management team work very closely with both client and contractor to facilitate the requirements of the project.  We are very proud to be part of this program to support our Capital in reducing energy and improving London’s experience with quality lighting solutions.