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St Helens Council to invest £3m in LED lighting

21 September 2015

St Helens Council to invest £3m in LED lighting
St Helens Council to invest £3m in LED lighting
St Helens Council has answered public calls to replace 10,000 obsolete lighting lanterns with a pledge to invest almost £3m in LED lighting replacements. The move is predicted to lead to savings of almost £422,101 per-year for the council, meaning it’ll take just over 3 years for them to recover the investment. Councillor Richard McCauley, cabinet member for transport, housing and community safety, said: “This programme of investment in replacing inefficient street lighting has ensured that the condition of the street lighting columns in the borough is relatively satisfactory and better than most comparable authorities.” Beyond the monetary benefits of LED lighting, Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron, cabinet member for green, smart and sustainable borough, has lauded the council’s dedication to helping the environment: “This is another example of the council applying the latest techniques to improve the service and reduce the harmful effects on the environment.” “The carbon reduction is significant and the overall quality is better, for the new lanterns will be up to 60 percent more efficient than the old stock.” “The public asked for LED lighting because they prefer it, so it makes sense to do it. I am sure residents will notice the improvement almost immediately.”