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Number of LED street lights in Bexley reaches 16,000

PUBLISHED: 12:21 31 October 2017

Alex Sawyer takes a look at the LED lights

Alex Sawyer takes a look at the LED lights

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The council began installing the lamps last aututmn

Changes to the borough’s street lighting have received glowing reviews from residents.

In the past year, Bexley council has installed 16,000 new LED street lights on residential and main roads, as it aims for a 19,000 target by March next year.

The conversion has been met well so far, with one resident saying “I already feel much safer walking home in the dark”.

Since October last year, the council has been making the changes from traditional sodium lamps, which it hopes will bring about more than £300,000 worth of savings to electricity consumption and maintenance costs.

According to the council, another resident said: “I’m really impressed that the streets around my house have LED lighting. I know it requires investment but saves cash and cuts carbon.”

Reflecting on the positive feedback, cabinet member for traffic and transport Alex Sawyer said: “The response to upgrading our street lighting in some residential areas has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s important that residents feel comfortable walking the streets at night, especially in the winter months. The progress made means residents will benefit as we move into the winter.”

For more information about the programme email streetlighting@bexley.gov.uk

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