Hampshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, Councillor Rob Humby said: “By replacing our older streetlights with LEDs, we are not only reducing costs but also saving energy which reduces Hampshire’s carbon footprint. By doing this we will be reducing energy consumption of Lee-on-the-Solent’s streetlights by 66 per cent, and not need to replace these lights for at least 25 years. It is important that we continue to find green solutions as we press ahead with our ambition to become carbon neutral by 2050.”
The new LED lights only use 12W – compared to the current lights which use 37W, this marks a 66 per cent energy reduction.
Earlier this year the County Council committed to replacing 12,000 high-powered lamps with more energy efficient LEDs, as part of a £3.2m investment which will also save the Authority £500,000.
The work will take five to ten days to complete. The first roads to benefit from upgraded LED lights will be Richmond Road, Victoria Square, Montserrat Road, Osborne Road, Kings Road, Nottingham Place and the southern section of Swanage Road.
Find out more about street lights in Hampshire: www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/streetlighting
Find out more about Hampshire County Council’s Climate Change Strategy: www.hants.gov.uk/landplanningandenvironment/environment/climatechange