LED Street Lights In North Yorkshire Are Being Switched To Reduce Carbon Emissions And Costs

- Jun 18, 2019-

In recent years, in order to improve energy efficiency, reduce light pollution and improve road safety, many countries such as the United States, Britain, New Zealand and India have vigorously implemented plans to replace traditional light sources.


North Yorkshire county council is replacing 50,850 street lamps with energy-efficient LED lighting.


The north Yorkshire area will switch to LED lighting in October 2017 and will have 25,500 LED street lights installed by the end of this month. Another 19,000 will be installed by April 2020.


North Yorkshire has cut its carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1,800 tonnes and saved £500,000 as part of a natural replacement programme to replace traditional street lights with LED ones.


Don Mackenzie, a county councillor and road executive, said they had completed the installation of the new lights ahead of schedule and were seeing the economic and environmental benefits of the significant investment in north Yorkshire.


Street lighting energy prices are said to have risen by more than 30 per cent since the area's LED lighting programme began, with further big increases expected in April.Continuing to modernise road lighting is vital to cope with rising prices and reduce maintenance costs.


The new LED streetlights are expected to reduce road lighting operating costs by more than 40 percent and reduce the region's carbon emissions by more than 3,360 metric tons.