Many councils are making the switch, but so many are still stuck in the past and don’t see further than their current budget. Rather than switching off the street lights, look to the long term and start making real substantial savings now by investing in LED lighting.
The same goes for you workplace and home. Installing LED lighting can see quick paybacks and significant savings…
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three-quarters of England’s council areas, according to Labour Party research.
“Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three-quarters of England’s council areas, according to Labour Party research.
Asked what he would do to reverse the trend of lights being switched off, shadow local government secretary Hilary Benn said Labour would set councils’ budgets further in advance to allow them to plan ahead and install low-energy lighting.
Mr Benn said the increase was down to the “great pressure” on council budgets and the high cost of electricity.
He said: “Street lights ensure that people are safe on our roads and feel safe walking home, especially at this time of the year when the nights have drawn in.”
A number of local authorities are switching to energy-efficient LED street lights as an alternative to switching them off.”
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