All street lights to be LED by next year
All street lights on Hackney’s public highways are set to have an LED lantern by 2023 - reducing energy consumption from street lights by up to 60% and helping to tackle the climate crisis.
The Council’s Cabinet this week approved £1.25m to update the remaining 1,124 of Hackney’s street lights that do not have an LED lantern. 2,394 new LED lanterns were installed in 2021/22.
The programme is part of the Council’s ambitions to rebuild a greener Hackney after the pandemic as part of its ambitions to reach net zero by 2040.
As part of our work to tackle the climate crisis, we’re keen to reduce energy consumption wherever we can.
With all 11,000 street lamps in the borough set to be LED by next year, we’ll be helping to improve safety on streets, mitigate rises in energy costs and taking another step to reach net zero emissions.