Work has begun to upgrade more than 3,000 street lights to energy efficient LED lights across the City of Campbelltown. The expected annualised savings to Council, is approximately $264,000 per annum once fully installed. There will also be an anticipated annual reduction of 745 tonnes of greenhouse emissions (tCO2-e) once fully implemented.
The new lights being installed will be 82% more energy efficient than existing mercury vapour lamps, require less maintenance and generate a warm to white light (around 4000 Kelvin). Another advantage of LED lights being installed will be less back spill into properties due to improved optics. Although street lights may appear to be brighter (as they are newly installed lights) they will be more efficient in spreading light more evenly along and across footpaths and roads. Visibility along the street will also be improved and look more natural.
Older street lights removed will be 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.