Peterborough City Council is expected to save hundreds of thousands of pounds by switching to LED street lighting. The project will cost £2m but it is hoped the scheme will slash the council’s electricity bills.
There will initially be 1,200 energy efficient lights installed. Over the next two years, 6,000 lights will be put in place.
Engineers at the site revealed that the new lights, which consist of 24 LED lights in every lamp, consume just 64 kW/hour compared to the 249 kW/hour consumed by the existing lamps.
What’s more, while the lamps currently used have a lifespan of between three and four years, the LED lights will last 10 years before they need replacing, as well as need less maintenance.
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