- Bethan Davies
Street Lighting Replacement - Foreshore Road, Cardiff
In February 2022, EMS Ltd was called in to replace street lighting close to the Cardiff Dock by the Welsh Government.
Before work commenced on the street lighting, the team carried out a site survey on all 11 street lights and highlighted to the Welsh government a number of issues with them- with many of the lights not properly functioning, not giving adequate light or being damaged. The solution was to replace the heads of the street lights with new energy-efficient and low maintenance LED lighting.
With the Welsh Governments approval to carry out the works, our EMS team got to work replacing the light heads.
As the street lights are 6 meters (19 feet) high, it was too dangerous for our engineers to use ladders to replace the light heads and so a cherry picker was required to get our engineers to the correct height to carry out the work.
With the aid of the cherry picker, the EMS Ltd team were able to work in tandem - with one of our engineers replacing the heads via the cherry picker whilst our other engineer carried out electrical adaptions at their bases to ensure that the new street light heads operated correctly during nightfall.
The finished works resulted in all 11 street light heads being replaced with LED lighting. This new lighting system allowed the road and walkways to be lit brighter, reducing the need and cost to regularly maintain them, and also lowering energy costs.
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