Lighting the way to energy savings
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We’re replacing over 7,500 of Kingston’s street lights with energy-efficient LED globes.
The City of Kingston is leading the way in reducing greenhouse emissions and reducing the burden of increasing energy costs on ratepayers.
This initiative will replace the majority of Kingston’s street lights with energy-efficient alternatives that will save energy and drastically reduce our impact on the environment.
The new lights will:
- save 55,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over 20 years – this is equivalent to removing over 600 cars from the road each year!
- save ratepayers and Council $8 million over 20 years
- improve safety and light levels in our local streets
- reduce light pollution and glare.
The rollout of energy-efficient LEDs in Kingston will begin in early 2018 and continue to June 2018.
By reducing the money spent on energy bills for lighting the city, Council will be able to redirect savings to other important projects to improve services and amenities for our residents.
Frequently asked questions
When will my streetlight be replaced?
The streetlight replacement program will begin in early 2018.
How long will the project take to pay back?
It’s expected that the cost of the project will be recouped through savings after about 6 years.
Why undertake this project now?
Kingston’s existing streetlights are now at the end of their specified life. In order to maintain the reliability of our lighting grid and ensure public safety, they must be replaced. It’s now therefore a great, once-in-a-20-year opportunity to upgrade the lights to more efficient alternatives.
How is this project being funded?
Council has allocated $2.9 million in the 2017/18 financial year to deliver this project.
How will the works affect my street on the day of replacement?
The changeover of a streetlight involves a single elevated work platform with two to three crew members. It takes less than five minutes to replace a bulb, so any disruption to traffic in your street should be minimal.
Will I need to park elsewhere during the replacement?
You’ll be able to park your car on the street as normal.
When during the day will works take place?
Works will take place between 8am and 5pm.
Who will be installing the lights?
ETS Electrical Services will be installing the new lights on behalf of Council. For any enquiries regarding the project, please contact Council on 1300 653 356.
David Wang - Traffic and Transport Engineer