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Title:New street lights £1.6m a year cheaper to run
ID & Publication:20140611026 ~ 
Subject:Council News 
 DMBC (4kb)

A two year programme to replace 33,000 residential street lights with money-saving LED lanterns has been approved by Doncaster Council's cabinet.

The new technology will provide much better lighting conditions, reduce energy usage significantly, carbon emissions and the cost of maintaining the lights in future years. The project will cost £10m, but when completed will save the authority £1.6m every year in running costs. Funding for the new lanterns will come mainly through an interest free loan from a government backed organisation called SALIX who support major schemes which will make significant environmental improvements.

LEDs will be fitted onto existing lampposts, which will minimise any disruption to residents and businesses. The new lighting can be controlled from a central location which means, for example, that the emergency services could request lighting levels in a particular area to be raised temporarily to deal with any urgent issues such as traffic or police incidents.

The light given out by the lamps is much clearer than the existing yellow lamps. This makes road marking, signs and colours much easier to see.

Councillor Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: ‘The new lanterns last far longer than existing lamps, up to 20 years as opposed to the current 6 to 8 year lifespan.

‘A centrally managed computer system will make it possible to monitor and control each individual street light, so we will know if a lamp is faulty without the need for the public to report it to us.

‘Because we will be able to control the direction of light with LEDs, there will be less light pollution both into the atmosphere and into people’s properties.’

Work to begin replacing the lanterns will begin at the end of the year, and residents will be kept informed of when the street lights in their area will be improved.

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