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Such a situation not only poses a significant inconvenience but also presents real health and safety risks for families and the community as a whole. While it may seem like a minor detail in the grand scheme of a new project, engaging street lighting manufacturers early on can prevent major disruptions and delays. Here we explore the consequences of leaving street lighting to the last minute and highlight possible solutions to ensure smooth and timely implementation.
One of the key factors in street lighting implementation is the involvement of local authorities through Section 38 Agreements. Failure to engage early and understand the council’s specifications for adoption can lead to delays and complications. Additionally, lighting designs and supplier lead times should be considered and planned into the complete project to avoid any unforeseen obstacles.
Leaving street lighting to the last minute can result in unforeseen costs that impact the overall budget and project timeline. Labour costs can increase due to the need for additional work to install the lights, and compensation may need to be provided to residents who have been inconvenienced. Moreover, design considerations for lighting and electrical systems might need to be reassessed, adding further expenses.
STATS (underground utilities i.e. gas, electricity, water, sewage, and telecoms) are often just where you want to put a lighting column! This can result in redesigns and specification changes. However, when unavoidable, cranked columns or bolt-on roots are non-standard features which although more costly and on longer lead times can provide a solution.
Rerouting services and dealing with DNOs can be time-consuming and costly. It may take up to 20 weeks to obtain permits and approvals from DNOs, causing significant delays in the project. Moreover, the need to reroute services can incur additional expenses and disruptions.
Delays and hassles resulting from forgotten street lighting orders can damage relationships within the contract chain. Fines or damages may be imposed, negatively affecting the reputation of the project and the parties involved. Furthermore, such setbacks can have a lasting impact on future business opportunities.
An unlit new development can increase the risk of accidents and injuries, leading to potential claims against the contractor. Often on new build developments residents move in before the final road is laid, ironworks at this stage may be exposed and kerbs are much higher leading to a heightened risk of tripping injuries at night, which can cause further complications and legal disputes.
The absence of street lighting once new homeowners move in can disrupt parking arrangements, creating inconvenience and dissatisfaction among new residents. This negative experience can tarnish their perception of what should be their most significant purchase, potentially resulting in ill feelings and negative word-of-mouth.
There will always be situations where early engagement isn’t always possible or street lighting slips to the bottom of the to-do list; in these cases, we offer a viable alternative to traditional street lighting:
Solar lighting offers numerous benefits, including being environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and easy to install. We provide a free design service for solar lighting systems, ensuring compliance with regulations and facilitating liaison with local authorities regarding Section 38 variations.
Our solar lighting systems offer:
With off-the-shelf availability for small quantities and a mere six-week lead time for large orders, our solar lighting solutions are more readily available and quicker than traditional options. Not to mention, our standalone solar solutions eliminate the need for costly cabling, reduce installation costs, enable speedier deployment, and remove the risk of patchwork reinstatement.
If your project requires on-street electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, solar-powered systems may not be suitable. However, we do offer a comprehensive turnkey solution via our sister brand evpzee, designed to meet the demands of EV charging infrastructure. By leveraging our expertise and integrated approach, you can ensure seamless integration of street lighting and EV charging facilities, effectively addressing all your infrastructure needs.
Leaving street lighting to the last minute can be detrimental to your project, leading to significant disruptions, delays, and unforeseen costs in housing developments.
Engaging street lighting manufacturers early in the project is crucial to avoid these issues. However, if circumstances prevent early engagement, we offer solar-powered lighting solutions that provide a reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable alternative.
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
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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