Kingborough Council is changing its streetlights to energy efficient LEDs.
“We are pleased to be changing over 1700 streetlights to LEDs across Kingborough,” said the Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Dean Winter.
“The LED lights are a lower wattage, which means they cost less to run, along with providing an improved controlled light. These will enable us to make significant savings of approximately $200,000 per year in operational costs.
“Street lighting is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions from local government in Australia. Installing the new lights delivers real action on energy efficiency.
“Over the 20-year life span of the LED lights, we would be reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This equates to emissions from over 9 million kilometres driven by an average car.”
The Great Southern Lights project is a collaboration between six councils, the Local Government Association of Tasmania and TasNetworks.
“I would like to thank Ironbark Sustainability for managing the project, Aldridge Traffic Systems who are supplying the lights, and ETS Electrical Services who are installing the lights,” said Cr Winter.
“ETS are expecting to complete the changeover in Kingborough before Christmas.”
Over 6,700 lights are being replaced as part of the project in Kingborough, Clarence City, Central Coast, Brighton, Sorell and Tasman councils.