• 50% reduction in energy consumption
  • 75% reduction in carbon emissions


Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) wanted to upgrade their street lanterns across the entire county – their existing lighting was old, costly to maintain and producing high carbon emissions. Given the scale of the project and the wide variety of locations and environments where the lighting is required, we were approached to work alongside NCC’s highways services partner, Via East Midlands, to supply appropriate solutions.  

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Working closely with Via East Midlands and their highways lighting team, thorough review of the location types that the lighting needed to be replaced in was undertaken, taking into account the different usage and lighting levels required. In some cases, it was identified that pre-set dimming would be needed at specific locations, but our client ideally wanted to find one product that could be adapted and installed across the entire county for ease of future maintenance.

With individual lighting requirements for each of the location types, a range of Holophane V-Max lanterns were identified as the ideal solution. The lantern offers excellent flexibility and efficacy, and because Marwood are an exclusive UK road and street lighting distributor for Holophane, we were able to deliver different products within the range for the right locations accurately and efficiently.

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The flexibility of the Holophane V-Max LED lantern range was perfect for the variety of road classifications and dimming regimes required for different locations. The solution provided the council with significantly reduced energy consumption (a reduction of 50%) and carbon emissions (a reduction of 75%) and would offer further cost-efficiencies through lower ongoing maintenance costs. Marwood Electrical Company's solution based approach added further value to the client by managing the project from sourcing, stocking and just in time deliveries so that the client was able to remain fully operational throughout with no down time for installation resource, and had no concern about the cost or disruption of having to store large volume of product as Marwood took care of this aspect for them. Any technical queries that arose throughout the span of the project were taken on by Marwood and resolved with the client through close collaboration with all parties. 

We have used Marwood for over 7 years since rolling out our LED replacement programme in Nottinghamshire. Our main priority was to have easy access to a variety of stock items so that we could quickly and easily replace or update our lighting when required.

The Marwood sales team are well organised, helpful, friendly and quick to deal with delivery requests and questions. They keep me regularly updated with stock lists and highlight any potential issues along the way.

Clare Murden
Via East Midlands - Highways servicing partner for Nottinghamshire County Council


The Holophane V-Max lantern offers excellent application flexibility and energy efficiencies, making it the perfect solution for this project. Marwood are an exclusive UK distributor for Holophane road and street lighting products, enabling our team to source, stock and project manage schemes seamlessly. 



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