ALL ABOARD as Kellihers / CT Electric supplies energy- efficient lighting

Sandyford depot upgrade and extension equipping LUAS system for the future...

Kellihers Electrical / CT Electric supplied Southgate Lighting products on the major project to provide energy-efficient lighting at the new extension and upgrade of the Sandyford Luas Depot, Dublin.

The installer on this prestigious project was O’Neill Mechanical & Electrical Services. As a result of the green and red Luas lines becoming connected, a longer fleet of trams was required to accommodate the increased passenger numbers. The Sandyford depot needed to be extended to accommodate this.

Around the world, light rail transit (LRT) has become the symbol of a revival in public transportation. With around 400 systems already running in 50 countries and another 260 being built or on the drawing board, light rail is enjoying a new golden age in cities eager to promote more sustainable travel solutions. Passengers overwhelmingly support a major shift back to a transit system transformed by high-end design and the highest standards of service. Yet LRT does more than just modernise mobility: it also breathes new life into the urban environment.

Luas is a classic example of this and has breathed new life into Dublin City which enjoys great support from the city’s citizens. An alternative to cars in cities, light rail provides speed, frequency, on-time performance, and accessibility. The name Luas is the Irish word for speed.

This tram system connects suburban parts of Dublin on two tramlines, which run through the city centre. These tramlines are: The Green Line: connecting Bride’s Glen (on the south side of the city) to Broombridge (on the north side) and The Red Line: connecting Saggart and Tallaght (on the southwestern side of Dublin) to The Point in Dublin Docklands.

In conjunction with Transdev (which operates Luas on behalf of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)), O’Neill Mechanical & Electrical Services and CT Electric Sligo, Southgate Lighting were chosen to help provide a leading-edge lighting solution for the €7M Sandyford Depot upgrade and extension.

Through the relationship that the CT Electric branch in Sligo has built with O’Neill Mechanical and Electrical, the project was delivered with the utmost professionalism and everything was completed to make sure a quality product and service was delivered to site. Southgate Lighting provided excellent products and service that ensured the seamless installation of their energy-efficient lighting systems.

Southgate Lighting was originally established in 1965 as a Metal Fabrication company. It soon became a well-known and recognised manufacturer producing high quality, high volume UK manufactured components. In 1990, the company specialised in producing lighting and hence Southgate Lighting was formed.

The company specialises in the manufacture of a comprehensive range of industrial and commercial products enhanced with professional lighting control systems. Southgate only uses Tridonic and Osram gear which puts the company in a position to offer a five-year on-site warranty on projects; taking the responsibility away from the contractor for maintenance work. In the unlikely event that a luminaire fails within the first seven years Southgates’ own Ex-Or and Tridonic Trained Engineers will attend site and replace the faulty component free of charge.

Southgate Lighting products used:

  • Alpha LED Emergency Luminaire
  • Capella LED Exit sign
  • Twin Flood Emergency Luminaire
  • Cornice Anti-Ligature Luminaire IK14
  • Guard Anti-Ligature Luminaire IK14
  • Hayley IP65 Downlight
  • New-Age Recessed Luminaire
  • Pisces Recessed Luminaire
  • Hybatt High Output Luminaire
  • South-Line LED Surface Luminaire
  • Titan LED Surface Luminaire
  • Energy-efficient distribution of the available power

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