Leeds University is the oldest and largest university in Yorkshire, with more than 33,000 students. Its recent £194 million campus development plan includes new buildings, refurbishments and landscaped spaces.
Exterior lighting plays an important role in creating a safe environment for students. The university’s new landscaped area has been enhanced with WE-EF’s
RFL500 fittings. The luminaires have 48 LEDs and an asymmetric side throw distribution. They are mounted on 4.5-metre-high columns. RFL500s use the OLC butterfly lens that minimises light pollution or spill light, and uses a layered distribution technique for good uniformity and to project light precisely onto the required area.
Katy Smith of WE-EF says: ‘The energy saving is achieved by reducing the light output of luminaires in a five-step system — by lowering light levels while the streets are not in use.’