The Student Housing Company-Goldsmith Court

Existing Technology

Existing lighting was 2D Fluorescent, T5, T8 Fluorescent fittings, and Metal Halite floodlights.

-Total 387 lights.


Goldsmith Court is a very large Student Accommodation for Nottingham Trent University situated in the City Centre in Nottingham. The Student Housing Manager Anthony Thomas and Lisa McCollum wanted to improve lighting in the corridor, communal and kitchen area where the lighting particularly dark and dingy.

The old Fluorescent Emergency Lights were also failing and they required additional units to comply with new regulations.

Energy costs for the buildings were high due to 24 hours of opening per day.

The courtyard lighting was especially an issue as bulb replacement was expensive requiring a Cherry Picker.

Reliable and bright courtyard lighting was essential for security, with students and staff often leaving late dark in winter evenings.

Areas such as corridor needed automatically switched lighting.

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Corridor and stairwells were all fitted with Microwave sensor automatic On & Off LED bulkhead lights.

The corridors communal rooms and facility rooms were transformed with the bright clean automatic Led lights.  All the emergency lights were replaced with LED Bulkheads and the LED’s bringing the building blocks up to BS5266 guidelines.

All lights were supplied in 4500k daylight with span life 50,000 hours.

Overall the site is saving over £12,909 per year with a payback in just 20.3 months

There is no maintenance for LED lights.


Project Cost



20.3 months

Energy Saving


Saving 5 Years


Carbon Saving

576 Tons


energy saving

payback in months