LED streetlight cash savings plan set for Quedgeley

More than 500 aging streetlights in part of Gloucestershire are to be upgraded to save money on energy costs.

Gloucestershire County Council is to replace traditional orange sodium lamps with white-light LEDs in Quedgeley in a bid to reduce energy consumption.

The authority also plans to replace 150 concrete columns with galvanised steel ones which are guaranteed for 40 years.

An existing agreement with its maintenance contractor means there will be no extra cost to tax payers.

Councillor Mark Hawthorne said: "Local authorities up and down the country are starting to invest in LEDs because they are more efficient and they are better quality.

"I'm delighted to see this happening in my area and I am sure that local residents will be pleased when this work is complete."

The council first trialled LED streetlights in Dursley in 2011. Then in 2012 more than 2,000 street lights were converted across Cheltenham and Gloucester.

The work in Quedgeley is to begin shortly and is expected to take six weeks to complete.

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