Scottish town invests in lighting technology

Harvard Engineering has won a contract to install a wireless monitoring and control system for street and outdoor lighting in the largest planned new town in Scotland.

LeafNut will be installed in Chapelton, an 8,000-home town with a focus on sustainable community living five miles south of Aberdeen, to save energy. The solution will allow street lights in the town to be remotely monitored and dimmed, reducing carbon emissions by 20%.

Lord Southesk, director of Elsick Development Company (EDC), the developer of the town, said: “Our aim is to provide positive assets for a truly sustainable, modern community and this programme is a simple yet hugely beneficial way to reduce carbon emissions as well as reduce costs. The LeafNut wireless control solution will provide better controlled lighting to those living and working in Chapelton and be a great benefit to the town.”

The wireless monitoring and control solution allows users to proactively control and monitor their outdoor lights, including dimming, to save energy and carbon emissions.

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