Switch to LEDs to save UK council £14m
More than half of Bolton’s street lamps have been switched to LEDs since the rollout began in April last year. That’s around 15,000 lights in more than 2,000 streets.
The project is expected to be completed in 2018.
The council states it spends £2.1 million on energy bills every year and carbon emissions cost £100,000 annually.
It expects to save £14 million over 20 years and reduce its energy use by around 50%.
Councillor Nick Peel, Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services said: “I’m really pleased that work is progressing so well. It’s an achievement to reach this milestone and the support and feedback from our residents has been overwhelmingly positive.
“The LED upgrade will ultimately save them money as we will see significant savings due to reduced energy bills, carbon reduction and lower maintenance costs.”