SPIE UK has secured an eight-week contract with Scotland TranServ, which is upgrading the lighting system in the M8 Charing Cross Underpass in Glasgow on behalf of Transport Scotland.
The new lighting system will deliver improved energy performance and allow for the integration of new monitoring and performance products as they become available.
SPIE UK will be responsible for the design and installation of the upgrade, which it will undertake while ensuring the continued safety of underpass users,
The solution will make use of adaptive SMART LED lighting technology designed by SPIE's long-term partner Signify (Phillips). This will allow for lighting levels to be adjusted to reflect traffic levels, creating further efficiencies for energy use.
The solution will also incorporate power supply back-up to enhance security and durability and include remote monitoring.
The contract comes as a result of recommendations SPIE made to Scotland TranServ following maintenance work carried out in 2017 and monitoring of the lighting systems in place in the following two years. SPIE will design and install lighting infrastructure and cabling.
Steve Henry, operations manager at SPIE UK, said: "By combining advanced LED technology with robust infrastructure and future-proofed monitoring capabilities which allows remote monitoring for failures and energy consumption, we're confident that we can provide a lighting solution that will keep traffic flowing and drivers safe for many years to come."
Aled Davies, principal lighting engineer at Scotland TranServ, added: "Advanced remote monitoring of energy usage is incredibly important as we look to drive efficiencies and meet environmental targets on behalf of our client, Transport Scotland, so to have a solution for the long-term that keeps up with technological developments is crucial, furthermore substantial savings on maintenance costs with the longevity of LED technology will vastly reduce the expenditure."