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LED street lighting

We are currently in the process of converting all our existing street lights to LED bulbs.

LED lighting has the following benefits:

  • Use less energy
  • Lower maintenance
  • More control over our lights
  • Proposal to use a "warmer" high quality light
  • Higher reliability – failure in one LED will not lead to failure of whole light
  • LEDs do not contain any harmful substances

Our proposals

Our engineers developed proposals as outlined below:

  • replacing the lamp (the bulb) to LED and the control equipment behind the bulb
  • we will be able to dim the lights anywhere from 10% to 90% power
  • the existing street columns will remain
  • the savings will be around £2million a year on electricity at current prices (energy prices are predicted to rise)
  • additional savings from the CO2 tax the council's pays on the energy we use
  • there will be additional savings from the reduced maintenance required
  • it will cost around £18.5million over three years (invest to save)

In October 2018, we took a report to the council's Cabinet. The report took into consideration all of the comments made as part of our 'Surrey Says' consultation in Summer 2018.

You can find the full details of the report, including the decisions made and next steps, on the Agenda item for Conversion of Street Lights to LED page.

Files available to download