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Redbridge Council’s lightbulb moment to save money

PUBLISHED: 16:04 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:04 12 July 2017

Street light

Street light

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Work to upgrade Redbridge’s 21,000 street lights to energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights is underway.

Redbridge Council have embarked on a borough wide £4.4 million project with street lighting contractor Skanska, in order to make energy and financial savings.

All residential street lights will be replaced with LED lighting over the next two years.

Councillor John Howard, cabinet member for environment and sustainability said he was pleased with the progress the LED scheme has made.

He said: “We’re investing in our street lights with new LED lamps.

“This will not only make our borough brighter, but will also make our streets feel safer and save us money on reduced energy costs.

“This is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint as a borough and help us be a more energy efficient council in the future.”

All residents will be informed before their street lights are upgraded.


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