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Lucy Zodion is a leader in the design and manufacture of street lighting equipment in the UK. We believe in the constant innovation of products and services for today for a smarter tomorrow.

Lucy Zodion is a leader in the design and manufacture of street lighting equipment in the UK.  Our product range encompasses class-leading control solutions including one of the UK’s most widely adopted Central Management Systems (CMS).

Street lighting will play a crucial role in the infrastructure of tomorrow – lamposts are already publicly owned, placed close to citizens and connected to a power supply. Their role will expand beyond lighting to encompass a wealth of possibilities to enable smart, connected cities.

 

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Spotlight on: Festive Units

While street lighting provides a fundamental and functional role in illuminating our streets, roads and highways, it can also be instrumental in ensuring cities are appealing and…
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KnowHow: Street lighting infrastructure and on-street EV charging

The UK Government recently announced it would double available funding for on-street electric car charge points, to £2.5 million. The extra funding will contribute to the…
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KnowHow: Reaching the streets with power distribution for EV charging

The damage fossil fuels have on the planet is widely understood, with climate change and air pollution causing irreplaceable destruction to communities across the world. As the…
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KnowHow: Power Distribution for rail

The pulse of rail infrastructure The UK rail industry is made up from a number of bodies which collectively have a role in running the entire UK network. Employing more than…
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KnowHow: Power Distribution for leisure and events

The pulse of the leisure industry Over 85 million people attend events in the UK each year, with the industry itself worth over £42billion. This provides 570,000 jobs and…
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KnowHow: Cleaner solutions for sustainable urban spaces

The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the UK can end its contributions to global warming within 30 years by setting a new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
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KnowHow: Power Distribution for highways and road networks

The pulse of highway infrastructure Roads are the most popular method of transport in the UK, with the majority of journeys made by car or van. There are approximately 2,300 miles…
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KnowHow: What to consider when specifying a bespoke pillar...

Power distribution equipment has long had an important role; supplying power for street lighting infrastructure and other electrical urban assets. As urban planning and…
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KnowHow: The Lamp post in the smart city

Urban populations are rising rapidly: by 2030 over 90% of the UK’s population is expected to be living in urban environments. Cities are improving or replacing ageing…
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Smart street lighting - making the switch

Street lighting has evolved somewhat since it was first introduced some 200 years ago. Once simply a solution to help illuminate roads and pathways, smart street lighting is now a…
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KnowHow: Cut-outs and isolators – the secret weapon in street lighting safety

Lucy Zodion is an industry leader in the design and development of street lighting control products, with a range of solutions that span from the ground up; encompassing in-ground…
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KnowHow: Why choose in-ground Power Distribution Units?

For on-demand power that is available in an instant, Lucy Zodion’s in-ground power distribution equipment offers the ideal solution. Discreet and retractable from the ground,…
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KnowHow: PrecizionHALO - a photocell for future cities

Precise, Powerful, Petite The new PrecizionHALO packs a number of features into its small, compact design and works with smart lighting driver Xitanium SR for low energy…
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KnowHow: Vizion® - Guiding the journey to smarter lighting

For over 10 years Lucy Zodion has been helping to guide cities on a smarter lighting journey with its Vizion® system. Taking lighting control to the next level, for improved…
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KnowHow: Power Distribution Solutions - The Pulse of Urban Infrastructure

Providing local isolation and protection to the vital electrical equipment that powers urban spaces, power distribution enclosures are important assets inhabiting our streets and…
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KnowHow: Which Photocell should I choose?

Introduced over half a century ago, photocells were designed to automate the switching on/ off of streetlights to simultaneously reduce energy costs and increase efficiency. Since…
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KnowHow: What you need to know about the latest Vizion updates

The latest release notes from the Vizion CMS now make it even easier to maintain, upgrade and report on your outdoor lighting network, in order to improve efficiencies and…
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KnowHow: Enabling hardware - an asset for smart city integration

Lucy Zodion looks at the importance of hardware in an ever connected and digital urban landscape Digitalisation is a growing concept that cities are harnessing worldwide. From IoT…
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KnowHow: Will cities become more economical as they get smarter?

With city populations increasing exponentially, the growing strain on public resources is concerning for local authorities and residents alike. For cities to remain economically…
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KnowHow: Why a Smart City doesn't require a full-scale revolution

If you were to ask 20 different people, “What is a Smart City?” you would be likely to get 20 different answers. The term Smart City means many different things to many…
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KnowHow: Part-night Photocells

How part-night photocells work At the heart of a Lucy Zodion part-night photocell is a microcontroller which measures the time elapsed between selected symmetrical light levels in…
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KnowHow: Introduction to Photocells

Introduction to photocells, or Photo-Electric Control Units (PECUs); light operated switches. They switch the supply ON to a load when the light level falls beneath a given value…
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KnowHow: Street Lighting Control

Effective lighting plays an important role in keeping streets and roads safe for drivers and pedestrians alike and Lucy Zodion’s Lighting controls have gained an unrivalled…