At MMA Lighting Consultancy Ltd we produce comprehensive street lighting design packages that are tailored specifically to meet the individual needs of each of our clients, including taking our street lighting design though the appropriate local planning approval process. We can offer Designers and Consultants who have been involved in the lighting industry for over 20 years and have experience in most disciplines within the lighting industry around the south east of England and UK.
Our extensive range of street lighting design services are delivered to a number of different types of businesses including Housing Developers, Property/Land Developers, Local Authorities to Civil Engineering Consultants, Architects and Landscape Architects. Our lighting consultants can provide you with a complete solution from lighting of private areas to lighting adoptable section 38, 106 and 278 works.
With a vast experience in the lighting design and maintenance industry we have the knowledge to undertake all aspects of lighting design work including that of our LED lighting designers. We also have the capability to work locally in a client’s office which brings distinct advantages when working on larger or on-going projects. Our experienced lighting design team strive for success and as such are always keen to discuss proposals prior to producing designs. This enables us to deliver the correct design solution from the outset and helps to ensure customers are happy with their solution.
For example, lamppost, street lamp, light standard, or lamp standard is a raised source of light on the edge of a road, which is turned on or lit at a certain time every night. The vast majority of modern lamps now have light-sensitive photocells to turn them on at dusk, off at dawn, or activate automatically in dark weather. In many older street lighting systems this function would have been performed with the aid of a mechanical time clock. In many rural areas across the UK it is not uncommon for street lights to be on telephone poles or utility poles.
In many areas today, street lighting commonly uses high-intensity discharge lamps, often HPS high pressure sodium lamps. Such lamps provide the greatest amount of photopic illumination for the least consumption of electricity.
However when scotopic/photopic light calculations are used, it can been seen how inappropriate HPS lamps are for night time street/road lighting. White light sources have been shown to double driver peripheral vision and increase driver brake reaction time at least 25%. White light sources also provide enhanced facial recognition (important for footway). lighting) and also an improved colour rendition over more conventional high pressure sodium lamps.
“We were given very tight timescales by our client, having previously struggled to find a lighting consultant - we were put in contact with MMA Lighting Consultancy to assist with a planning application for a private access road that required exterior lighting. MMA liaised directly with the council to discharge our application quickly. ”