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Thousands of new LED lights now shining across our county

Published Tuesday, 15th December 2020

16,500 LED lanterns have now been installed across Worcestershire, marking the completion of the Council’s £4m LED street light replacement project.

16,500 LED lanterns have now been installed across Worcestershire, marking the completion of the Council’s £4m LED street light replacement project.

The quality of the white lighting produced by the LED luminaires provides a more controlled standard of illumination and minimal light pollution.

 In addition, the conversions to LED lights will result in a significant and welcome reduction in the County’s energy consumption.

 As part of the project, the Council have also replaced 750 concrete columns.

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “It’s great that we can now shine a light on the fantastic work our street lighting team and our contractors have done, to improve street lighting across Worcestershire.
The changes improve both the quality of the illumination whilst reducing the county’s light pollution and energy consumption. The programme has been completed despite the challenges that the Covid 19 pandemic has brought to our planned highway improvements and that is something we can be particularly proud of.”As part of the roll out, additional health and safety measures were put into place in light of Covid-19 restrictions and have continued. The Council have been able to carry out the majority of its day to day functions such as fault repairs, the roll out of LED lanterns and emergency attendance to accident damaged assets.

Street lighting upgrades also continue to be delivered as part Council’s Major Infrastructure Projects. Lighting improvements have been already been made across a number of schemes including Southern Link Road Phase 4, Churchfields, Broomhall Way footbridge, Pump Street, and Pinvin Crossroads with more to follow as other schemes progress.

In addition, lighting improvements have also been made at a number of locations where new zebra installations are being introduced across the county.