Lighting the way with lower emissions delivered

Published Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Work to replace the oldest street lights with energy saving LED lighting is underway as part of a £1.1 million installation project.

1500 old lanterns have been replaced by LED lanterns in the last three weeks as part of the council’s upgrade to around 3630 streetlights across the borough, to improve energy efficiency and save money!  Annually the project will save just over £360k at current electricity prices and reduce CO2 emissions by 663 tonnes, the equivalent of taking 140 cars off the road, every year.

“This is yet another example of where we are improving the borough’s infrastructure by upgrading our street lighting whilst also making significant energy and financial savings year on year and at the same time, lessening our impact on the environment and moving towards our net zero carbon emission target” said Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, Executive Councillor for Environment and Community Services.

Half of Bromley’s 29,000 streetlights have already been upgraded with LED lights. Continuation of this project is helping the council to; maximise energy savings, provide more reliable lighting to residents and motorists, achieve the council’s 2029 net zero carbon target and maximise financial savings to support other frontline services.

JB Riney and Co Ltd, the council’s highways contractor, are scheduled to complete the work before the end of March 2021. Installation of the new bulbs are concentrated on the borough’s main traffic routes passing through; Anerley, Beckenham, Bickley, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, Downe, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Hayes, Keston, Mottingham, Orpington, Penge, Petts Wood, Shortlands, St Mary Cray, St Pauls Cray, Sydenham and West Wickham.

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