21 November 2017
Street lights on Grange Lane North in Scunthorpe have been upgraded to new, more energy-efficient LEDs as part of North Lincolnshire Council’s scheme to replace 21,000 lights over the next three years.
The 44 new LED street lights on Grange Lane North alone are expected to save the council around £50,000 over their 25 year life span on energy costs and repairs.
The new LED lights use between 50 and 75 per cent less energy than traditional street lights. They also have a longer lifespan and are less likely to develop faults.
You can find out which roads are next to have their street lights updated by taking a look at our monthly lists.
During the first few months of the scheme – which began in September 2017 – the council will be upgrading the street lights on many of our high energy-consuming main roads, giving greater savings like those seen on Grange Lane North.
Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Safer, Greener and Cleaner Places, said:
“Replacing all the street lights in North Lincolnshire is a huge undertaking by the council and we have invested £6m in the three year scheme. However, not only will it save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds in energy costs, it will vastly reduce our carbon footprint and help future-proof the council.
“The new LED street lights have a white light – rather than the traditional orange – and direct the light downwards, meaning they produce less light pollution without being any less bright for road users.
“Grange Lane North is one of the first roads to be completed as part of the new scheme. We are starting with more major roads in order to maximise our savings. If you want to know when your street is likely to be updated, keep an eye on our website for our monthly lists.”