of the region’s 19,000 street lights will be replaced with energy efficient LED alternatives by the council during a four year time frame. Some street lights have already been replaced during the last few years with more efficient conventional lighting, it is therefore not cost effective to spend more money converting these lights so early in their lifetime.
street lights have been replaced to date in West Linton, Hawick, St Abbs and Galashiels.
month when the project was initiated.
planned completion of the project.
Funding for the project, which will be phased over a four year period, was approved as part of the council's 10 year capital budget plan in 2014.
savings per annum once all the street lights are upgraded. The new lights will lead to a 65 percent energy saving in current street lighting consumption. Total savings of £20 million expected over the 20-year life span of the new lights.
annual reduction in CO2 emissions. By switching to new energy saving lights the Council will reduce its carbon emissions by ??%.