More and More Cities are Switching to LED Street Lighting by @DavidKThorpe

Edinburgh has become the latest major city in the UK to swap their dull sodium bulbs for bright, efficient lighting in a project that is estimated to be worth around £2.15 million. Other cities throughout the world are following suit because it makes financial sense as well as saving greenhouse gas emissions. The Council currently has approximately 63,418 street lights. The cost of this electricity consumption is currently £2.97m per year. The new street lighting could save the council £280,000 per year. Edinburgh Council is to upgrade 6,000 street lights across the capital, primarily using LED and PLL - outdoor long life fluorescent - technology. The upgrade follows the Council’s White Light Pilot Project where 271 street lights were upgraded in two areas of Edinburgh. A survey of residents during the pilot found that 89% were satisfied with the lights and 83% thought the...

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