Our ambitious project to replace approximately 59,000 lanterns and 17,000 lampposts with low carbon smart lighting started in September 2020 and is due to be completed by the end of March 2024.
We expect to achieve 65% energy savings from the LED conversions – around 6000 tonnes of carbon reductions per annum on project completion.
The project aims to:
· Significantly reduce the Council’s street lighting carbon emission footprint
· Reduce the annual street lighting energy bill
· Reduce the street lighting maintenance costs
· Replace approximately 59,000 lanterns and 17,000 lampposts.
· Incorporate a Central Management System (CMS)to enable controllability and further cost and energy savings.
· Provide LoRaWAN platform infrastructure across the district to enable SMART Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
The programme of work has been done in several stages, starting with a survey of the whole of the district’s street lighting the design process and installation. This final stage is expected to be completed by the end of March 2024.
This will be further aided by using adaptive, interoperable lighting solutions, facilitated by connecting LED bulbs with a central management system (CMS) over the internet. These networked street lighting systems allow operators to monitor and regulate light levels in unprecedented ways, resulting in increased energy savings and lower operational costs. The energy savings that are realised by switching to LEDs could increase to 80-85% when connectivity and a central management system (CMS) are added.