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Zeta’s Bespoke Solar Signage Kit and Light Guide Panel (LGP) enabled visual marketing solutions company, 4site Implementation to illuminate signage at Marham Park, Countryside Properties’ new development in Bury St Edmunds.

Countryside Properties commissioned 4site to create totems at the development’s two entrances, as well as wayfinding signage within, to direct potential new homebuyers to the marketing suite and showhomes.

 With construction at the very early stages, there was no on-grid connection and the cost to dig and run cables would have run into tens of thousands of pounds. The Zeta LGP combined with the Bespoke Solar Signage Kit provided the perfect lighting solution, while also avoiding the high costs associated with linking to a mains connection.

The Bespoke Solar Signage Kit includes discreet aluminium backed PV solar panels, which capture the sun’s energy during the day. Zeta’s patented Energy Management System (PS800 Controller), an integral part of its LED solar-powered solutions, cleverly regulates the amount of power consumed by the LEDs at night and maximises the power going to the long-life batteries during the day, thus ensuring year-round reliability.

Using both products, which are designed to work together, 4site designed two 2.5 metre x 5 metre totems that are installed at the site’s main entrance, making it easy for passers-by see the development is open and to guide potential new homebuyers in. Two additional solar-powered totems standing at two-metres x four-metres were sited within the development, pointing visitors to Countryside Properties’ marketing suite.

With a brief to effectively highlight the main entrance to the development, 4site created a four-metre x four metre sign, which runs along the wall, illuminating the site name and opening hours using the wholly flexible Zeta LGP which is available in single and double sided options as well as bespoke sizes.

Zeta’s off-grid solution not only delivers superior lighting performance – the LGP has a unique grid pattern etched into the acrylic which ensures shadow-free illumination and uniform light distribution – but also offers the ultimate energy saving and cost-efficient way to illuminate signage. Solar-powered systems consume zero energy so there are no ongoing running costs and they are maintenance-free.


Paul Brand, Director, 4site said: “This was a test site for us and we, and our client are impressed with the results. The solutions are straightforward, easy to work with and install, and delivered the desired results. We are looking to do more with Zeta’s solar-powered systems.”


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