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In stark contrast to many towns of a similar size and nature, Newbury in West Berkshire is fortunate that much of its historic fabric, in terms of buried archaeological resources, historic buildings, and street patterns, has survived.
A planned Norman market town that prospered as a cloth production centre in the late medieval period it was subject to a variety of economic and social pressures, which have left their mark on the physical environment.
Today, while Newbury remains a market town with an impressive collection of listed buildings, it is also home to Newbury Racecourse and the headquarters of Vodafone.
In 2006 West Berkshire Council launched a History Character study and stated that its task ahead was to ensure that Newbury “continues to grow and prosper without destroying its character”.
West Berkshire Council completed its functional LED upgrade project several years ago, which saw approximately 10,000 non-LED streetlights upgraded, with an estimated reduction in energy consumption of more than 50 percent. However, until recently, the decorative heritage lanterns in the town centre had remained largely untouched.
With their lanterns (which are in various configurations from wall mounted to post top and predominantly at 8m heights) still in reasonably good condition and in the interest of sustainability (reuse and recycle instead of buying new) and energy efficiency, West Berkshire Council opted to implement a retrofit project.
Working from the original lighting design, we recalculated the photometry to meet the brief, maintain and where possible improve ambience by retrofitting one hundred and forty-three LED gear trays into the two distinct heritage lanterns in Newbury town centre while meeting the clients budget requirements.
The new scheme meets or exceeds the previous design standards, improving the visibility in the town centre.
Kevin Grigg, Sales Director at Acrospire, commented, “Retrofit is often a quick, cost-effective option for many councils, particularly when it comes to heritage luminaires. Our in-house expertise allows us to provide retrofit trays for almost any existing fitting, replacing the bowls in the process, gave the fittings a completely new lease of life, and is a great way to limit the burden on natural resources. In this case, we supplied Acrospire performance LED retrofit optics with the bulk of them either 72 or 83W. The lanterns they were replacing ranged from 90-150W HID. So, the council benefits through lower energy consumption and higher light quality.”
All the retrofitted light engines are 3000K, providing good visibility while creating a softer ambience, helping to preserve the heritage aesthetic of the town. Each luminaire has been fitted with a free-issued Telensa controller to dim the luminaires.
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Making customer-first problem solving our focus, we were born from a belief that the lighting industry deserves better. Specifying lighting or EV shouldn’t be complicated: everyone deserves the right product, built to last, delivered on time and with a smile by a team who love what they do.
Making customer-first problem solving our focus, we were born from a belief that the lighting industry deserves better. Specifying lighting or EV shouldn’t be complicated: everyone deserves the right product, built to last, delivered on time and with a smile by a team who love what they
At Acrospire, education is key to improving the quality of our products. We engage with our supply chain to learn about new technologies and actively participate in industry events and industry bodies, such as the ILP and the HEA. We continually list
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
Making customer-first problem solving our focus, we were born from a belief that the lighting industry deserves better. Specifying lighting or EV shouldn’t be complicated: everyone deserves the right product, built to last, delivered on time and with
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.