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One of the UK’s most diverse counties encompassing hills, harbours, farmland, and market towns, West Sussex is a county in South East England, on the English Channel Coast and close to the South Downs National Park.
West Sussex County Council are committed to developing a secure, affordable, and sustainable energy supply and making use of energy from renewable sources. The County Council admirably generates renewable energy from its land and buildings to reduce energy costs and its impact on the environment in support of the authority’s pledge to try to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
From stately homes to breath-taking beaches, nestled in North Bersted is the new affluent Whittaker Grove development of predominantly semi-detached family homes.
Linden Homes tasked COLAS UK infrastructure consultants to find a sustainable and reliable solar-powered lighting solution, suitable for the UK climate and attractive enough for their new housing development: which was finished to a very high standard. Good aesthetics were therefore a must to complement the area.
35 Defender luminaires were installed at a 6-metre mounting height throughout the development. Designed specifically for the UK market, Defender’s large capacity battery with advanced cell technology and large footprint solar panel makes it ideal for the residential location. Its 4000K colour temperature helps to aid feelings of safety and ensures easy facial recognition for those taking an evening stroll.
To optimise the use of stored energy, luminaires were set to a 30-second proximity activation via PIR, with through the night operation and set dimming control, providing light exactly when required.
The Defender luminaires feature adjustable LED arrays, which address the concerns of glare and light trespass; units positioned near properties were adjusted to direct light away from windows with an asymmetric distribution.
Defenders’ modern, non-intrusive aesthetics blend into the surroundings unnoticeably and have been commented on by several residents and the local Parish Council.
The idea for Acrospire was formed in 2012 when founder Tim envisioned a different kind of lighting manufacturer: one that would not only deliver outstanding customer experiences but also prioritise fair treatment for its employees.
We’ve come a long way
Motivated by the belief the industry wanted and needed better, Tim shared his plan to establish his own venture with Hatty, who simply couldn't let him do it alone.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Protecting local jobs and ensuring the best quality possible.
Working from a rented office by day and assembling lanterns in a garage at night, Tim and Hatty set to work.
11 Years later
Acrospire now inhabits a 14000² ft manufacturing facility in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We’re a proud partner of the Made in Britain scheme, ISO9001 certified and a member of all relevant lighting industry trade bodies.
Along with great relationships with our customers and a great team! We've attracted some of the most experienced members of the lighting industry, all by following one golden rule.
A simple ethos
That runs through all that we do. Customers who have made the switch to Acrospire have found working with us to be a breath of fresh air.
If you’re a professional in the lighting industry, you’re probably familiar with warranties that range from 3 to 10 years, with extensions available on special request or at additional cost. At Acrospire, where we’re proud to be different, we offer a market-leading simple 12-year warranty, as standard.
We focus on our customers not our competition. We manufacture our products in the UK: with the exception of our solar products, our supply chain is within a 60-mile radius of our factory in Basingstoke: to maintain greater control over quality. We al
Speed of response is crucial when it comes to resolving warranty issues. If we’ve made a mistake, we own it, get to the root cause, and fix it as quickly as possible. We believe in timely communication with our customers and making the resolution pro
Test and Test Again
We believe in independent testing and certification. Our new product development is in line with ISO 9001. Many of our products hold ENEC Certification. To meet the requirements of ENEC we also send random product samples for third party safety testi
Our product design is another key factor in our ability to offer a 12-year warranty. We value engineer rather than cost cut, never compromising on quality. We stick to our processes and engage with our supply chain to ensure that every product meets