Nottingham lights to be turned to LED
Nottingham City Council has begun replacing Nottingham’s streetlights with LED versions, improving safety while bringing in annual savings of around £1.5m.
Nottingham City Council successfully bid for £7m from the Government’s Levelling Up fund, which will be used to replace 34,000 conventional lanterns with LED light sources.
These will use less energy, reduce maintenance costs and will provide the best long-term street lighting for Nottingham.
The replacement programme is being undertaken on the council’s behalf by Tay Valley Lighting, working with their sub-contractor Enerveo. Work started in Sherwood ward last month and the citywide programme is due to be completed by March 2024. The City Council expects the new LED lights to save both energy and maintenance costs for the city. Annual electricity consumption of streetlights will come down, saving in the region of £1.3m a year, with an additional saving of around £169,000 a year in maintenance costs.