Stockport street lights have a brighter future as Stockport Council are bringing new LED street lights to roads across the borough that will improve safety, help the environment and save money.
Over 33,000 street lights will be upgraded during the next three years providing brighter and more targeted lighting to roads and pavements. The improvements will improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users, as well as helping to make our borough even greener.
Following completion of this work, LED bulbs will then be fitted to other assets, landmarks and decorative lighting across the borough over the following two years.
Using a lot less energy than existing street lights, the new lights will significantly cut Stockport’s carbon emissions reducing our carbon footprint.
LED lights are widely used in everyday items from mobile phones, TVs, tablets and the use of them for street lighting is proving to be highly successful.
The lights being installed across Stockport have been especially chosen for how well they target light onto the streets. Classed as night time friendly, they are designed to ensure the light shines down onto the pavements and roads where the light is needed.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing at Stockport Council, said,
“I’m delighted that work on Stockport’s LED investment programme has now begun. This will see street lights across the borough upgraded to give a better light and reduce maintenance costs.
“Apart from improving the quality of lighting on our streets and the huge environmental benefits the lights will have, this work will save the Council money. It has been estimated that the new LED lights will eventually cut the Council’s electricity costs by around 40%”.
Over the coming years, work will be carried out on a ward by ward basis.