More LED street lights
THOUSANDS more LED
street lights are to be installed throughout Liverpool producing significant
The City Council agreed to a phased replacement of thousands of the City's
street lights with LED lighting in 2014 at a total cost of £7m.
In the first phase 12,000 LED lights have been installed in over 1800 streets
with 120 concrete column replaced. This has produced energy savings of £585,000
to date and carbon savings of about 1500 tonnes,
Now the cabinet is being asked to approve a 2nd Phase of the programme which
will see 9,380 street lights replaced with LED lighting at a cost of £4m.
This will reduce the energy consumption for these lights by 82%, cutting the
Council's energy bill by about £260,000 a year. There will also be a reduction
in carbon of about 1300 tonnes, bringing a saving of £21,000 and there will be
maintenance savings of approximately £47,000 a year.
At its meeting on 22 July 2016 the cabinet will be asked to approve a procurement
exercise to appoint a contractor for this phase of the programme.
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration and transport said;-
"This programme has been a great success. We are replacing out of date
environmentally unfriendly street lights with modern, efficient and energy
It is part of our invest to save strategy; the investment we are making in new
street lighting will be more than offset by the subsequent savings in our energy
bills and maintenance costs.
And, of course, there are significant environmental benefits; these lights mean
we will be a greener City with a lower carbon footprint.."