Illuminating results from new street lighting

November 03 2015

NEW street lighting being rolled out across South Gloucestershire is saving even more money and carbon emissions than expected.

NEW street lighting being rolled out across South Gloucestershire is saving even more money and carbon emissions than expected.
Lights on a number of A-roads in places such as Chipping Sodbury, Coalpit Heath and Yate have already been replaced with the state-of-the-art LED street lighting.
In the past 18 months, some 4,000 of the lights have been installed, saving around £257,000 from South Gloucestershire Council’s electricity bill and cutting carbon emissions by 1,153 tonnes.
Eventually a total of 30,000 lanterns will be replaced with the aim of saving 60 per cent of the annual cost of energy and carbon emissions.
New technology is also being fitted to street lamps to allow the council to more accurately control light levels and lighting up times, using innovative GPS technology.