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The Most Advanced LED Lights Installed in Bromley Over The Next Few Years

An £8.5 million investment programme will see state of the art LED street lights installed across Bromley over the next couple of years.

It was announced that around half of the borough's 27,000 street lamps will be replaced to try to save valuable money as well as reducing the carbon footprint of the local council.

The works will also see 8,000 new street lamp columns implemented to replace the oldest columns in the borough, some of which are up to 50 years old.

It is hoped that the LED lamps will be 50 per cent more efficient than the existing bulbs, which will mean they will be making significant savings compared to the £1.3 million spent on electricity for the 27,000 street lights last financial year.

In recent years, around 500 street lighting columns have been replaced annually, but despite this programme, the replacement ages are in excess of 55 years and thus markedly increase design life.

The LED lights are guaranteed for 20 years, which will also help significantly reduce the amount of money spent on maintenance.

Executive councillor for environment Colin Smith said it is rare for there to be "win-win" situations for taxpayers but this scheme is exactly that.

He added: "Bromley is known for its careful judicious use of financial resources and this project will result in substantial savings and bring about desperately needed new infrastructure at the same time.

"The sound financial position we have brought about allows these types of investments to be made and further improves the position for everyone."

There has been an increasing number of councils up and down the country that have installed energy efficient LED lighting as a way of saving money and cutting down on their carbon footprint.

Indeed, it was announced earlier this month that the Northamptonshire town of Towcester will begin work on installing such a lighting system in October.

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