Yorkshire firm shortlisted for national product design award

Yorkshire firm shortlisted for national product design award

Street lighting expert Lucy Zodion is in the running for Product of the Year at a prestigious national award ceremony.

The Lux Awards celebrate the brightest and best in the world of lighting and competition in the industry is fierce to be shortlisted for the national accolade. Lucy Zodion been shortlisted for its ZCELL, a controls product that can help councils reduce their energy costs by 75%.

The firm, based in Sowerby Bridge for over 40 years, has created the product to respond to the changing needs of councils as they look for smarter technology and efficient solutions. The ZCELL enables councils to control their street lights remotely, switching them on and off and dimming lights where needed: councils still benefit from safe, well lit streets and residential areas but avoid wasting energy by operation during daylight hours.

Nottinghamshire county council is rolling out the ZCELL across its 40,000 street lights, combing it with new LED technology to achieve a saving of around £900,000 each year. With a life design of 15 years, councils also benefit from reduced maintenance costs.

John Fox, managing director of Lucy Zodion, said: “Being shortlisted for such a respected award is testament to the work of our team and the continuous investment in our products to meet our customers’ changing needs. Cities are becoming smarter and our technology is at the forefront of this, giving councils more control and helping them to reduce costs and find efficiencies.”

Ray Molony, Publisher, Lux, said: “This year the shortlist features a whole host of impressive projects and inventive new technology. Our team of expert judges have considered the projects entered, visited the sites, spoken to the key people, and whittled down the list to just those schemes that they believe have a shot at winning a coveted Lux Award trophy. These are the projects that have struck that balance between looking great, fulfilling the brief, and keeping energy and maintenance costs down.”

The Lux Awards ceremony takes place on 24 November at the London O2.