The LED upgrade will result in net annualised savings of approximately $293,000 per annum and lower greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 605 tonnes per year
Founded in 1853, the City of Mitcham is Adelaide’s second oldest Council area. With a population of approximately 65,000, it is situated approximately 6kms from the City and extends into the Mitcham Hills; covering an area of 75.7 square kilometres. There are 32 suburbs in the City of Mitcham, all of which have their own particular style and community spirit.
City of Mitcham had a requirement to upgrade their street lights to more energy efficient LED.
For the council, street lighting is necessary but very expensive to run. Street lighting is also the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from local government in Australia. LED lighting is a much improved light than the old technology and can potentially save up to 82 percent in the council’s lighting energy use. This reduction will in turn, lower greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 606 tonnes a year.
The Enerven Lighting Solutions team were tasked with replacing over 4,900 street lights across the City of Mitcham to more energy efficient LED.
The transition to LED street lighting technology will significantly reduce the Council’s energy consumption and maintenance costs per annum and provide an overall improvement to their street lighting network. The expected annualised savings to Council is approximately $293,000 per annum.
The old street lights that have been removed are then recycled responsibly by Enerven’s contractor Toxfree to prevent heavy metal (i.e. mercury) and other hazardous substances entering landfill.
If you like to find out more information on the LED Street Lighting replacement rollout please read the LED Street Lighting Upgrade Program Fact Sheet.
To find out when the lighting will be replaced in your area please download the Project Progress Report here.