Jersey States to replace street lighting with efficient bulbs

Jersey is to replace all street lighting with "high efficiency" bulbs, according to the transport minister.

New lights are being introduced gradually, with Transport and Technical Services staff installing new bulbs as old ones need to be replaced.

Deputy Kevin Lewis said the new bulbs were more cost effective and energy efficient and could halve the electricity bill.

Lights at the east end of the tunnel in St Helier are the next to be replaced.

The new lighting is being installed at a number of places including St Saviours Hill, La Collette Promenade, Granville Street and the Esplanade.

Deputy Lewis said the lights at the east end of the tunnel alone would save about £3,000 a year in electricity costs, about half the current cost.

He said: "Whenever lighting is in need of replacement we source new lighting that will provide the illumination that we require but that provides the best energy and maintenance savings and cuts light pollution.

"There has been quite a change in lighting technology in recent years and we are able to reap the benefits for the island."

Jersey's energy plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

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