£3m programme to replace borough’s street lamps
A programme to replace all the borough’s street lamps with energy-efficient LED bulbs is nearing completion, helping to save 40% on energy costs, reduce energy consumption and tackle the climate crisis.
Already, more than 70% of the borough’s street lamps have been replaced with LEDs, with all set to be complete by the end of 2022.
The lights can also be brightened and dimmed depending on the time of the day to best suit each street and reduce any unnecessary light pollution.
The programme is part of the Council’s ambitions to rebuild a greener Hackney after the pandemic as part of a £26m package of investment over the next three years to help reach net zero by 2040.
Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm, recently visited contractors Marlborough Highways as they installed new street lamps on Lee Conservancy Road.
I was really pleased to visit highways contractors Marlborough with Cllr Coban as they installed new street lamps in Lee Conservancy Road in Homerton.
By replacing lamps with energy efficient LEDs, we are reducing our energy consumption, which will help us to reach net zero by 2040.
I was delighted to join the Mayor to help install new street lamps in Homerton, which are helping us to rebuild a greener Hackney after the pandemic.
They also help keep the borough’s streets safe and well lit as evenings get darker.