New London street lights could slash 40% of energy use
London’s street lamps could use 40% less energy by 2016 as new plans are afoot to replace them with energy saving, light emitting diode (LED) lights, writes Energy Live News.
In three years’ time Transport for London (TfL) hopes to save £1.85million a year with the scheme. The lighting system will also become centrally controlled.
In the process this should slash CO2 from energy use by around 9,700 tonnes a year.
TfL has around 52,000 street lights and intends to update 35,000 of these during its regular streetlight maintenance by 2016. Over the next ten years the LED technology will be rolled out across the majority of lamps.
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