As part of a wide-reaching public realm improvement scheme being implemented by the London Borough of Newham, a two-way traffic system is being introduced around Stratford centre, improving bus services and providing better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. These changes will create a better flow of traffic and reduce accidents in the area. The entire redevelopment, which is due to be completed by spring 2019, will provide a safer and more attractive public space for everyone to enjoy.
A key aspect of this regeneration is the installation of a new LED lighting scheme. As part of a phased installation process, more than 50 columns have been installed to date – by electrical contractor G.M. Briton – with a further 150 luminaires due to be installed in coming months. In total, the project will feature 130 Yoa Maxi and 70 Yoa Midi lanterns, as well as more than 130 new lighting columns – standing at 13, 9 and 5 metres respectively.
The Yoa Maxi provides a neutral white light (4000K) for Stratford’s main traffic routes; whilst the Yoa Midi is being used to illuminate the new public spaces and street furniture, offering a softer, warm white light (3000K) to create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for both residents and visitors.
The Yoa was chosen for its circular, decorative design and superior energy-efficiency when compared with the previously installed High Intensity Discharge (HID) network. The Yoa luminaires are equipped with a second generation LensoFlex®2 photometric engine which offers high-performance photometry, enabling improved light distribution for public safety. Pedestrians and drivers can both use the new road layout and public areas safely and with confidence.