LED lights installed in Sandwell

April 12, 2011
Date Announced: 12 Apr 2011 Sandwell like other local authorities is committed to initiatives that save energy; reduce CO2 emissions and improve safety.Sandwell Council recently have installed a number of Stela LED street lights to five residential areas in the borough to trial an energy saving initiative, whilst still meeting lighting design requirements set by British Standards.Working with Indal WRTL the council has replaced their existing 70 watt sodium lamps with state-of-the-art LED luminaires along Avery Road, Byron Street, Murdoch Road, Rawlings Road and Reginald Road as part of a pilot.Sandwell choose Stela LED lights over other lighting options due to the high energy savings, 78% reduction in CO2 emissions, maintenance reductions, the design and the products all round performance.Feedback from local residents living on the streets was very positive. People felt this new concept of street lighting would provide better quality lighting, save energy, improve the appearance of the area and most importantly increase safety whilst reducing the fear of crime.John Sheppard, Street Lighting Engineer at Sandwell Council said:“This new LED lighting has made an incredible difference to the area. It has dramatically improved the public perception, whilst saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions and the fear of crime.With the success of this pilot and positive feedback from residents we are looking to replace another 2,300 traditional street lights with Stela LED lights across the borough.”

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