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Lux Awards shortlisting for Open Technology’s control of the railways

7 October 2014

Open Technology’s pioneering work to bring intelligent lighting control to the UK’s railways has been shortlisted for the Lux Awards 2014 in the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year category.

Working in partnership with the South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance, Open Technology has installed their intelligent lighting control system, LiGO, at nearly 30 stations and train maintenance depots across the country. The project is part of an ambitious climate change and energy reduction strategy that is estimated to achieve total annual savings of £7–12 million. Read more about the shortlisted project in our case study.

“The success of this project is down to the strength of our partnership with Network Rail and South West Trains. Everyone involved is focused on the overall benefit to the customer. Projects are delivered to time and budget and the expected benefits are delivered from day one,” commented Chris Bedford, Managing Director at Open Technology.

“Putting each LiGO onto the IT infrastructure means all stakeholders can easily access the information they need, including energy saving data, maintenance requirements, emergency light testing and real time monitoring. Investment in a LiGO training resource has been used to educate and train the whole supply chain; consultants, installers and staff can all see how the system works.” 

Open Technology delivered 35% energy savings at Europe's busiest train station

The Lux Awards recognise clients and end users that have used lighting in exceptional ways to improve their lit environment while reducing energy consumption. The presentation ceremony with take place on 20 November alongside LuxLive 2014. The full shortlist is available here.