Wiltshire Council Upgrade to LED Street Lights
Wiltshire Council to replace older street lights with low-energy, LED bulbs.
22:38 17 December 2018
Wiltshire Council plans to invest £12million to replace older streetlights with low-energy, LED lights to save energy in public car parks, housing estates and open spaces. LED lights that will be used in the project are designed to be dimmed and will allow the council to cut energy consumption by 69per cent.
The plans will be reviewed by the full council and if approved, work is expected to begin next year.
Wiltshire Council cabinet member for highways, Bridget Wayman, said: “Now is the right time to convert our ageing streetlights to modern, flexible LED technology.
“It’s a significant investment but in the long term it will make vital savings and give us a much more reliable system.
“As well as the financial benefits it will also significantly reduce our carbon footprint.”
The plans were welcomed by the Liberal Democrat opposition. They said: “[The cabinet’s] universal plans to dim lights between 8pm and 6am needs greater flexibility and community consultation.”