A London local authority is expected to save around £500,000 per year as a result of switching to LED’s.
24,000 existing lights in Ealing will be replaced with energy efficient LED lanterns by energy firm SSE as part of its maintenance programme.
Ealing Council is investing £6 million in the project but SSE Enterprise Lighting claims the switch will result in savings of between 43% and 50% – around £400,000 on the annual street lighting electricity bill.
The maintenance cost will be reduced by £100,000 a year as LED lights are more reliable and longer lasting.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment said: “Everyone wants to save money on their energy bills and given the significant savings we have to make, this deal is a no-brainer with better lighting and significant savings for the council and residents.”
All the new lights are expected to be installed by October next year.