The Greater Manchester firm keeping the lights on at nuclear power stations

A firm that developed specialist lights to work inside nuclear power stations has won a “landmark” contract to supply the massive Hinkley Point C project.
Whitecroft Lighting, of Ashton-under-Lyne, will supply 40,000 of the low-energy LED lights to the £35bn Somerset power station site.
The contract win came after six years of research and testing at Whitecroft’s Greater Manchester site. Hinkley Point C operator EDF had wanted to find a UK manufacturer to make LEDs work in challenging environments inside nuclear sites.
Now Whitecroft hopes its lights will also be used in future nuclear power projects in the UK.
The company says that while energy-efficient LED lighting had become the norm in most UK industries, the technology had not yet been tested and approved for the nuclear industry – which therefore stuck to fluorescent …