Street lights get green makeover

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A scheme to convert South Holland District Council’s street lighting and make 58 per cent savings on energy costs is under way.

Its maintenance contractor – E.ON Highways Lighting at Sleaford – has identified a convertor tray that can be installed inside existing street lighting lanterns.

It replaces the old 35 watt sodium lamps and control gear with new 24 watt PL lamps and gives a whiter light as well as making substantial energy savings at a minimum cost outlay.

This also saves costs on the district council’s capital investments by reusing existing fittings while reducing its carbon footprint.

There are about 2,000 street lights for which South Holland District Council is responsible. More than half of the 1,309 which can be converted have been done so far.