Mayflower - a proven CMS system involved in some of the largest street lighting projects in the UK

Discreet infrastructure installed on lighting units receives and transmits data to the office enabling full and effective asset management

Monitor and report faults automatically, control switching and vary light output as well as manage energy consumption

A 21st Century solution for the management of exterior lighting and associated illuminated equipment

Full dynamic control and monitoring of each individual lighting unit using low power radio and GPRS/3G communication

Provides the infrastructure for a Smart City network ready for future IoT applications

Mayflower ensures the lighting system is operating at maximum efficiency, reducing financial costs and environmental impact

Complete control over your lighting systems, improving efficiency, product life, service intervals and cost savings



Welcome to Mayflower

As a market leader, Mayflower provides a 21st Century solution for the management of exterior lighting and associated illuminated equipment.

The Mayflower Smart Control Central Management System (CMS) allows full dynamic control and monitoring of each individual lighting unit using low power radio and GPRS/3G communication. Discrete infrastructure installed on lighting units receives and transmits data to the office enabling full and effective asset management.

Now, for the first time, the user can dynamically control each individual lighting unit from a laptop or mobile device.

Whether it’s new or existing lighting or signage installations, Mayflower can give you the power to take control.

The Mayflower CMS has received Elexon approval and can now be used as an equivalent meter for measuring energy usage.

In the last few years, Mayflower has won several large contracts to supply Street Lighting PFI Projects with its remote monitoring equipment, including the South Coast, Nottingham and Knowsley PFIs. The Hampshire PFI project alone will include installation of approximately 150,000 Mayflower Nodes. Mayflower’s current installation programme is in excess of 400,000 units.

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Mayflower Smart Control joins…

Mayflower Smart Control have joined the LoRa Alliance® as an Adopter member.

A decade of financial…

10 years into the South Coast Street Lighting PFI, Hampshire County Council have reduced their energy expenditure by more than half

Queens Park is lit…

Queens Park is lit green by Mayflower CMS to celebrate parks in the city with a Green Flag Award

Smart Slough comes to…

Slough Borough Council has become the first UK local authority to utilise the new Mayflower Smart Cities and Places platform.

The benefits of lockdown:…

COVID-19 restrictions have provided notable environmental benefits to date

Significant energy savings for…

Stoke City Council are now saving almost £1 million in energy costs per year thanks to Mayflower CMS

How smart streetlights can…

Local authorities across the UK and Ireland are now using smart city technology to support the Government’s call for social distancing

COVID-19 Risk Management

Our Customers and Suppliers Matter To Us To our clients, colleagues and partners, As you will be aware, significant effort is currently being deployed across the UK in order to manage the increasing risk presented to us all by the

Smart technology lightens moods…

Mayflower Smart Control have worked with INDO Lighting to develop an innovative and unique lighting installation in Southampton.

Smart streetlighting project in…

In Lincolnshire, our smart lighting network has contributed to energy savings of circa 60%

Smarter sports facilities for…

Read more about our latest smart technology deployment in Fingal

Slough Borough Council to…

Slough Borough Council to monitor air pollution outside schools using Mayflower smart lighting network

Mayflower to present at…

Join us at the Celtic Manor Resort on 31 October to learn more about our latest smart city deployment.

Introducing our new Business…

Mayflower Smart Control are delighted to announce Barry Ayling as our new UK Business Development Manager.

Mayflower to exhibit amongst…

Join us at the Life Science Centre on 12 and 13 June 2019

Introducing our new colleague

Say hello to Rosemary, Mayflower’s new administrator

Slough Borough Council says…

Mayflower and InTouch Ltd team up to provide IoT and predictive analytics from one dashboard

The first steps to…

More and more local authorities are taking their first steps into smart, adaptive street lighting.

SSE and Tigerspike collaborate…

SSE Enterprise is positioning itself at the forefront of the smart city revolution.

HEA Conference and Awards…

Mayflower Smart Control to attend Annual HEA Conference and Awards

Mayflower success continues, with…

Meet David Byers and Georgia Thomas – the latest additions to the Mayflower team!

Lightscene: the A to…

Join us in Rotherham on Tuesday 9 October at the ILP Lightscene exhibition

Talk to us about…

Come and see us at the ILP Summit at the Belfray on the 14th and 15th June

UK’s ‘Smartest’ street to…

Mayflower collaborate with technology partners to help Newcastle City Council’s bid for Smart City Status

Mayflower to attend Light…

We are pleased to confirm Mayflower representatives will be attending the Light and Building Trade Fair in Frankfurt from the 19th to the 21st of March. This is one of the worlds largest lighting and electrical engineering events, showcasing some

Technical Director of Mayflower

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Kirkland as the new Technical Lead for the Mayflower Team. Gary originally joined Mayflower in 2001 as the Technical Services Manager and was one of the very first members of the

Mayflower CMS improves Ealing…

Ealing Council light the way to energy savings with Mayflower CMS and efficient LED Street Lighting. As the project to transition the Borough’s standard 20,000 street lamps to LED’s reaches completion, Ealing Council has begun to realise the benefits of

Mayflower ensures smooth festive…

This year’s Christmas light switch on in Nottingham was a smooth and coordinated occasion thanks to Mayflower’s Central Management System (CMS) Smart City technology. The City, famous for spectacular displays of festive lights, previously controlled their illuminations individually with each

Mayflower working with INDO…

In this age of the rise of ‘Smart Cities’ and multi-functional energy saving innovative products, Mayflower Smart Control has recently embarked on an exciting new SMART initiative with LED Street Lighting manufacturer, INDO Lighting. The SSE Enterprise Design Team first met

Mayflower to attend the…

Mayflower is pleased to be exhibiting at the 2017 HEA Annual Exhibition and Conference at the Celtic Manor in Cardiff on Thursday the 2nd November 2017. The HEA Exhibition and Conference is one of the largest events in the highways and electrical

Mayflower is pleased to…

The Mayflower Central Management System now has the added option of GPS being included within the External Node and Sub Master. The addition of a GPS chip enables the Node to inform the user on its precise location. The mapping information

Vote for Mayflower –…

It’s that time of year again when Mayflower would like to request your vote for the HEA – HEMSA ‘Member – Manufacturer of the Year Award 2017’. We were delighted to have been nominated last year and your positive feedback and

Mayflower at the ILP

  We are pleased to confirm that Mayflower will be exhibiting at this years ILP Professional Lighting Summit held at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow on the 14th and 15th June 2017. This event brings together clients and industry experts from all

2nd HEA Technical Seminar…

Mayflower recently exhibited at the HEN ‘On the Road’ – A One Day Technical Conference held in Durham on the 29th of March. This HEA event is supported by the Highways Electrical News in partnership with the ILP. It was an

Earth Hour 2017

This year’s Earth Hour 2017 will take place on Saturday the 25th March. Mayflower is pleased and proud to announce we will be assisting Southampton City Council in switching off up to 15,000 of its street lights across the city. Participating

HEN “On the Road”…

Mayflower Smart Control will be attending and exhibiting at the Highway Electrical Association (HEA) One Day Technical Conference supported by the Highway Electrical News and in liaison with the ILP Northern and Northern Eastern Regions will be held on Wednesday 29th

Smart Street Lighting –…

Mayflower received an invitation from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to give a presentation on our highly successful Mayflower CMS system, and the potential it has in the future of Smart Cities. The event took place at Reading University on the

20 Years of service…

  John Pratt who has been with Mayflower Smart Control since its inception said “I’m delighted to still be part of the Mayflower team at this exciting time within the industry.”  Patrick Mitchell who delivered the award to John said ” I’m

Smarter approach to winter…

A date for the…

Mayflower are pleased to announce we shall be exhibiting at the ILP Professional Lighting Summary 2017 in Glasgow on the 14th and 15th June. This prestigious event is held every year and is 2 full days of discussions and workshops

Mayflower Presentation on Smart…

The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions, with over 167,000 members in 150 countries. It’s aim is to inspire, inform and influence all of those involved in engineering. Last year the IET

Merry Christmas from Mayflower

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. It’s been quite a year for us all! We at Mayflower hope that 2016 has been

Highly Successful HEA Awards…

Mayflower recently attended and exhibited at this year’s HEA Awards at the Celtic Manor in Cardiff on the 3rd November.

Mayflower visit down under…

Technical Sales Manager Steve Green with our distribution partners in Melbourne Mayflower were delighted to exhibit at the Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2016 in Melbourne during September. Mayflower Managing Director Patrick Mitchell attended as guest speaker at the Summit, which

Australian Smart Lighting Summit…

We are pleased to announce Mayflower will be exhibiting at the Australian Smart Lighting Summit in Melbourne on the 6th and 7th September 2016. Patrick Mitchell MD will also be speaking about the exciting new projects and products Mayflower are

Visit us at HEA…

Mayflower are proud to be attending and exhibiting at the HEA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2016 at Celtic Manor Hotel in Cardiff on November 3rd 2016. We have attended this prestigious event since our inception and last year were finalists

Hampshire County Council sees…

New smart city technology in Hampshire has reduced the county’s energy consumption for street lighting by 50%. Street lighting specialist Mayflower, part of SSE Enterprise Contracting, has installed nearly 150,000 smart Nodes across the Hampshire County Council area since 2010.

Mayflower second award success

“Internet of Things” (IoT) innovators Mayflower and The Technology Partnership (TTP) have continued their winning streak with a second award for best application of IoT. IDTechEx gave the 2014 US and 2015 European awards to Mayflower, part of SSE Enterprise

Case Studies

SSE helps Hampshire save energy

An innovative street-lighting management system has helped one of England’s largest county councils reduce its energy use, bringing significant cost and carbon savings. Mayflower Central Management System, designed to remotely manage, monitor and vary light output, has been installed to over 155,000 of Hampshire County Council’s street lights helping achieve significant financial savings and reduced CO2 emissions by around 4,000 tonnes. That’s equivalent to the CO2 emitted from around 1600 cars every year. The installation of the technology began in 2010 through the Hampshire County Council Street Lighting Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and is set to be installed to over 150,000 lights by 2015. The innovative technology will allow Hampshire County Council to better control and vary the light output…

Slough Borough Council

A major redevelopment of the “Heart of Slough” has given the Authority the opportunity to install the latest Mark 2 version of Mayflower. The major road running through Slough itself is the busy A4, which forms part of the “Heart of Slough” regeneration. The Mayflower Central Management System (CMS) provides the Authority with enhanced control over this lighting, allowing dimming and switching as well as reporting electrical faults.

Nottingham Street Lighting PFI

This Project includes the replacement of approximately 35,000 units of street lighting apparatus (the majority of which will be completed in the first 5 years) and the maintenance of approximately 42,000 units over the 25-year period. The Mayflower Central Management System is also being installed, enabling the streetlights to be monitored and controlled remotely, to report faults and to be dimmed for certain periods during the night. Nottingham City Council will realise savings in carbon emissions and energy consumption from this project. Over the 25-year period, it is anticipated that there will be a saving of approximately 54,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions and the energy consumption will be reduced by approximately 27% due to the installation of more efficient street…

Knowsley Street Lighting PFI

The Knowsley Street Lighting PFI includes the replacement of almost 12,000 columns and over 20,000 illuminated traffic signs and bollards within the first four years of the project. A sizeable reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions is predicted due to more energy efficient lighting equipment and the installation of the Mayflower Complete Lighting Control System.


Sub Master

Socket 6000

Internal Node

External Node

The Mayflower Smart Control Central Management System (CMS) allows individual street lights to be monitored, switched and light output to be dynamically controlled.

This consists of three key products: the Node, the Sub Master and the Back Office System. These three products, together with a Socket which allows a Node or Sub Master to be fitted to a Lantern, communicate and provide a comprehensive system of control and monitoring.

s6000socket1As a patented socket GB2480234, the S6000 Socket (NEMA) allows either a Node or Sub Master to be fitted to a lantern. The S6000 Socket also allows for an interim photo-electric cell to be fitted if installation of the Node/Sub Master will take place after lantern installation.

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External1The External Node fits on to a lantern using an S6000 socket. The Node communicates with the Sub Master and provides information about the lamp status and measurement data.

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Internal1The Internal Node allows signs and bollards to be remotely monitored and controlled. It fits inside the sign lantern or bollard base and the Antenna allows communication with the Sub Master.

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SubMasterNew2The Sub Master allows communication between the Nodes and the Back Office System. It is installed on a lantern using an S6000 socket, in the same way as an external Node.

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We also offer Mayflower products that comply with ANSI C136.41 and can fit either a 5 or 7 pin compliant socket.

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ImageFromGalleryThe Back Office System is the brain of the Mayflower Complete Lighting Control CMS. It issues commands to the Sub Masters, which in turn issue commands to the Nodes.

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As a market leader, Mayflower provides a 21st Century solution for the management of exterior lighting and associated illuminated equipment. As such, the Mayflower Smart Control CMS comprises a number of different patented products.

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Mayflower Complete Lighting Control is a trading name of TESGL Limited and is a part of SSE Group. The registered office of TESGL Limited is Ocean Court, Caspian Road, Atlantic Street, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 5HH. Registered in England & Wales No. 08462158.

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