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LED street lights cut 25 per cent of energy use

City’s LED street lights cut 25 per cent of energy use

Friday 09 August 2013

A City of Sydney roll-out of energy efficient light-emitting diode lights has saved almost $300,000 and cut energy use by more than 25 per cent.

The City has installed more than 2,600 light-emitting diode (LED) lights since March 2012, as part of a three-year, $7 million roll-out of the technology to replace 6,448 conventional lights.

The LED lights, produced by GE and installed by UGL Limited, produce a light that appears brighter than traditional street and park lights.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City’s LED roll-out would eventually save up to $800,000 a year in electricity bills and maintenance costs, and reduce carbon emissions by over 40 per cent.

“LED lights have already cut energy consumption by our street and park lights by 27.6 per cent and stopped 1,547 tonnes of carbon emissions from going into the atmosphere,” said Ms Moore.

The City of Sydney is one of the largest users of street lighting in New South Wales, with 22,000 lights installed in its parks and streets. The City is responsible for 8,500 of these lights, while Ausgrid (formerly Energy Australia) maintains the remaining 13,500.


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