Capital investment in street lighting
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will consider a report aimed at saving
money and improving street lighting in the county when it next meets on 15
As part of the Council’s continued commitment to upgrade its stock of over
20,000 street lights to more greener and energy efficient technologies, a bid
will be submitted to Welsh Government for funding to upgrade over 12,000 street
lighting units to more modern, LED lights over the next two years.
LED lights reduce maintenance costs because of their extended life and use much
less energy than conventional lighting and the introduction of these new lights
will substantially improve Flintshire’s carbon footprint and reduce the energy
bills and amount of carbon tax that the council has to pay.
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Bernie Attridge,
‘’I fully support the bid to Welsh Government and look forward to an early
response so that work can commence to upgrade our lighting stock. The new
lights will be more energy efficient and the expected longer life of the new
units will substantially reduce the number of faults on the lighting network
which will also improve road safety and save more money in the longer term.
Because the new lights utilise a small proportion of the energy of the current
units, the Council will avoid having to make difficult choices on the future of
the street lighting services in future years and it will also allow the Council
to review the residential areas where part-night lighting has been introduced
in previous years.
“The total value of the bid will be £3.2m and, if accepted by Welsh Government,
the installations are due to commence in April 2017 and will be completed over
a two-year phased programme. The lighting will be installed to achieve a
specific level of brightness and illumination, which in most cases results in a