As of January 2019, Enerven will begin replacing 2,550 street lights with energy efficient LED lights across the Light Regional Council area on the Council's behalf.
The new lights being installed will be up to 82% more energy efficient than existing mercury vapour lamps, require less maintenance and generate a warm to white light similar to existing lighting (around 4000° Kelvin).
LED lighting is a much improved light than the old technology and the change over will lower councils' greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 140 tonnes a year. The removed old street lights will be recycled responsibly to prevent heavy metals (i.e. mercury) and other hazardous substances entering landfill.
The LED upgrade will not only improve lighting levels in residential streets and on footpaths, it will result in net annualised savings of approximately $70,000 per annum over the 20 year life of lights through reduced energy usage and lower maintenance costs.
If you would like to find out more information on the LED Street Lighting replacement rollout please read the LED Street Lighting Upgrade Program Fact Sheet.
A progress report will be made available shortly, which will outline when the lighting replacement will commence in your area.