Councils cut energy bill with LED lights
Released: Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Worthing Council has lowered energy costs by 63% in two Worthing car parks by investing LED lights. Huge savings have also been made in the cost of lighting Worthing Promenade.
The multi-storey car parks in High Street and Buckingham Road moved from fluorescent tube lighting to LED, and Worthing promenade's sodium lights were changed. The Council is also hoping to install more energy efficient catenary lights along the promenade.
LED lights have also been used in the new extension to the Lancing Manor Leisure Centre car park, and Adur Homes, the housing arm of Adur District Council, has also started installing energy efficient LED lighting in the communal areas of its sheltered housing blocks with plans to install more in other areas.
The move to highly efficient LED lighting is part of the Councils' SustainableAW programme which is committed to protecting and improving the environment in Adur and Worthing including action plans in transport, energy, waste, water, carbon use and biodiversity.
The energy savings also come in the wake of an EU clean energy drive. The EU ban on high energy light bulbs started in 2009 when most old-fashioned incandescent bulbs began to be phased out. Many fluorescent lights are also being phased out and high energy use halogen lights are the latest of the high energy bulbs to be targeted.
In September last year the EU banned the import and manufacture of most halogen lights. The lights are still available, but shops are selling their last stocks. Just a few types of halogen will be still be available, for example oven lights.
See also: SustainableAW
Photo: LED lighting has been installed in the ornate black lamppost street lights on the seafront
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