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UK motorway uses energy-saving LED lighting

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Over 1600 LED lights have been installed on the M62 motorway near Huddersfield and Halifax and on the M621  near Leeds.

The LED lighting is said to be 53% more efficient, with an equivalent energy saving to powering 20,000 homes and 389,000 loads of washing, and will reduce carbon by 700 tonnes per year.

It also includes a remote monitoring system to allow contractors to remotely control the lights.

Specialist technology has been adapted for the use on motorways and A-roads.

Mark Ramsden, Highways England Service Delivery Team Leader for Yorkshire and Humber said: “This is a true example of taking innovation from another industry, modifying it for the highways sector and improving value by locking in safety, customer, cost efficiencies and environmental benefits.”

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