LED programme to keep Haringey’s highways well lit
A new LED programme is set to be introduced by the council to improve street lighting right across the borough, to promote the safety of residents, and encourage active travel.
Efficient and effective street lighting improves road safety, reduces crime and the fear of crime, and promotes active travel, such as walking and cycling.
Over the coming year, the council will be investing £4,800,000 into improving the streetlighting network across the borough, including £3,500,000 to support the delivery of a LED programme.
The LED programme will help to reduce energy consumption by up to 50% thereby reducing the borough’s carbon footprint by upto 50% each year. The cost of maintaining the lights will also be reduced by up to £105,000 – savings which can then be invested back into the council’s highways budget.
The programme will involve the replacement of 5,500 lanterns with LED lanterns, and replacing up to 200 streetlighting columns.
The street lighting works across Haringey tie into the councils Highways Works Plan (HWP) which sets out a range of highways improvement schemes, to make the borough’s streets safer.
Alongside the LED programme, the upcoming implementation of an Intelligent Control System for the LED lighting will enable the better management of the network, providing opportunities for further reductions in energy usage. The system will also control lighting levels and quickly report and fault monitor the LED lanterns on site.
Cllr Chandwani, Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, said:
“We know that well-lit highways help our residents to feel safer and also help to encourage active travel. Now more than ever the option to travel safely around our borough is essential, and we are committed to ensuring our residents feel safe as they do so.
“We are excited to bring forward our LED programme – ensuring our lights stay on for longer, as well as driving down our costs and carbon footprint.”
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