old and inefficient mercury vapour street lights that will be switched to modern energy efficient LED technology in the City of Melbourne over a period of 3 years.
will be saved each year, or $20.2 million over a 20-year period through reduced energy and maintenance costs as a result of the switch over. Public lighting accounts for nearly half of the City of Melbourne’s energy use.
reduction in CO2 emissions per year or 200,000 tonnes over the next 20 years.
estimated project cost - will be paid for by the federal government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
payback period of the project.
lights upgraded to date.