A preferred option to return to all-night street lighting when Kent’s new energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps are installed – meeting residents’ needs and savings targets – will be considered next week by Kent County Council members.
Work to convert the county’s 118,000 street lights to LED is due to begin in residential areas next month and will be completed within 38 months.
This will save Kent taxpayers up to £5.2 million a year, once installed.
The newly-upgraded lighting will be connected to an individual central management system (CMS) that will allow the authority to monitor and provide optimal lighting levels in the future. (more…)