Liverpool Council To Spend £4m On New LED Lamps

Liverpool will soon be alight with LED light panels after the council confirmed it will replace thousands of streetlights.

Earlier this week, Liverpool City Council revealed it is spending £4 million on a second phase of LED lighting, which will see 9,380 street lights being added to the area, the Liverpool Express reported.

This comes after the local authority invested £7 million in rolling out LED lighting in areas such as Walton and Anfield in 2014.

This saw 12,000 lights fitted across 1,800 streets, and it believed to have saved the council £585,000 in energy costs and 1,500 tonnes of carbon.

Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration and transport, said the second phase is a result of the programme being a “great success”.

“It is part of our invest-to-save strategy – the investment we are making in new street lighting will be more than offset by the subsequent savings in our energy bills and maintenance costs,” Mr Kennedy was quoted as saying.

He also noted the LED lamps will help Liverpool become a greener city with a lower carbon footprint.

The new programme is set to reduce energy consumption by 82 per cent, which should save £260,000 per year.

Liverpool follows in the footsteps of Stoke-on-Trent, which is planning a £7.8 million LED panel project to replace nearly 30,000 streetlights in the Potteries area.

According to the Stoke Sentinel, this will save the council £918,249 per year, as well as reduce Stoke-on-Trent’s carbon footprint by being far more environmentally friendly.