West Devon Switches On to LED

2010-09-01 00:00:00

West Devon Council is showcasing the latest in LED (Light-Emitting Diode) warning lights and beacons from Innovative Safety Systems Ltd on its new fleet of refuse, recycling and cleansing vehicles.

Focsa Services UK Ltd, who was awarded the contract to provide all refuse, recycling collection and street cleansing services for West Devon Council, recommended the ISS package of lights and beacons for their efficiency, reliability and quality:

Tony Milton, Contract Manager Focsa: “Our ethos is to make sure our customers get the best quality and the best value for money. These lighting systems offer a far superior standard of illumination and are more effective in terms of safety. In West Devon we have a lot of country lanes with low lying branches and the traditional revolving beacons get battered and damaged, whereas the LED units can be made a lot smaller and they are much more robust.”

Gavin Thoday, Director, ISS adds: “LED lighting offers a much more practical solution because it is much more reliable, more robust and more energy efficient than traditional lights. From a safety perspective, LED lighting is brighter and, because it’s directional, is less obtrusive in residential areas. LED’s are formed in a cluster, which means that when partial damage occurs the lighting is still effective and the vehicle is still legal. The result is less V.O.R and downtime, which means significant cost savings.”

LED is ‘low draw’ and uses only a tiny percentage of the power that equivalent traditional incandescent bulbs use, so no flat batteries. With no glass tubes to break and their internal parts rigidly supported LED lamps are resistant to vibration and impact, making them perfect for the harsh environment that refuse and cleansing vehicles operate in.

The new fleet is part of West Devon Council’s new and improved recycling and waste collection services, starting from 27 September. The new service will enable householders to recycle all plastic bottles, plus textiles, batteries, mobile phones and spectacles. A food waste collection service, which generates electricity for the national grid and produces compost for local farms, is also being introduced.


Notes to Editors

About ISS

Innovative Safety Systems Ltd was established to provide a one-stop shop for vehicle safety equipment supply, maintenance and service. ISS operates in a wide range of sectors including waste management, passenger transport, haulage and emergency services.

With over 30 years combined experience in the waste management, recycling and CCTV sectors, the team at ISS are experts in all areas of vehicle safety technology. ISS supplies the highest quality, most robust products available in the market place, and offers a nationwide repair and maintenance service including a two-hour call-out option.

For more information about ISS visit or tel: 01455 55 72 74


Focsa Services (UK) Ltd is a waste and environmental management company delivering a full range of quality waste and environmental services to both municipal and commercial clients. Services include domestic refuse collection, recycling services, commercial waste collection, street cleaning, civic amenity site management, clinical waste collection, grounds maintenance, vehicle maintenance, fleet management and more.

For more information go to or tel: 01706 340777