The streets of Brent will soon be illuminated with energy-saving lamps, in a move that will reduce carbon emissions from street lighting in the borough by half.
New Light Emitting Diode (LED) lanterns will replace all 21,000 existing lamps, as part of a multi-million pound investment in street lighting in Brent.
The LED lanterns, which will be installed on existing lamp columns, will use less energy and emit less carbon, reducing emissions generated by street lighting in the borough by 50%. These new lanterns also have a longer lifespan than the current street lighting, and are expected to save £850,000 each year in reduced energy and maintenance costs.
The light from the new lanterns will be more clearly directed towards brightening pavements and roads with a more natural white light.
Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Lead Member for Environment, said:
“Introducing LED street lamps in Brent is a great step forward in our efforts to create a greener and more sustainable borough for ourselves and future generations.
“This is an excellent opportunity to improve the quality of street lighting for residents, and to considerably reduce the levels of carbon emissions. The new lights will also deliver huge savings of around £850,000 per year in reduced energy costs, which can be better spent on other important services for residents.
“This investment forms part of a wider programme in Brent to help build a cleaner, greener and safer borough for everyone.”