Residents welcome borough’s switch to energy efficient lighting

PUBLISHED: 17:06 26 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:06 26 October 2016

Councillor Sawyer takes a look at the LED lights


Sodium streetlamps are being replaced with LED varieties

Residents have welcomed the roll-out of energy efficient lighting on the borough’s streets, with more than 1,200 lights replaced so far.

The switch to LED lighting is set to achieve an annual saving of £330,000 in 2017-18, increasing to £685,000 in subsequent years, and the council says feedback so far has been ‘extremely positive’.

Cabinet member for traffic and transport Alex Sawyer said: “Despite unprecedented reductions in the funding of local Government, not only will the lights be staying on across Bexley, but up to £685,000 of taxpayers money, each year, will be saved by moving over to more energy efficient LED lighting.

“I’m very pleased that the works are now underway and that Bexley’s residents are starting to benefit.”

The UK-manufactured LED lights are approximately 40 per cent more energy efficient than traditional sodium lighting and require less maintenance.

Work is expected to be complete by the end of March 2018.

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