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LED street light replacement programme to take place

03/09/2013

Buckinghamshire County Council is set to replace 7,500 street lights with light emitting diodes (LEDs) over the next three years.

Street lights to be switched off in Kent

17/12/2013

Seventy thousand street lights will be switched off overnight in Kent as the local authority switches to part-night lighting.

Night mapping system can track light pollution

06/02/2014

A night mapping system that can be used as a tool for managing street lighting operations and maintenance is set to be trialled by aerial survey specialist Bluesky.

Wireless street light control system goes live in Essex

07/05/2014

A wireless street lighting control system is now fully operational across the county of Essex.

Cumbria to get LED street lights

12/05/2014

Cumbria County Council is set to invest £7.6 million in new energy efficient LED street lights. 

Street light upgrade to finish early

12/05/2014

A scheme to upgrade Surrey’s street lights is set to finish a year ahead of schedule.

Yotta software helps keep street lights connected in north west

14/05/2014

The latest Internet hosted software from Yotta is helping to keep highways across the north west of England illuminated at night.

Capita appointed to upgrade Blackburn’s street lights

20/05/2014

Capita will undertake a £10 million project to completely retrofit 17,500 street lights in Blackburn.

Thousands of street lights to be replaced in Wokingham

12/08/2014

Wokingham Borough Council will spend £12 million on replacing thousands of street lights and columns across the borough over the next five years.

£11m street light replacement programme to take place

13/08/2014

A replacement programme that will see 31,000 LED street lights fitted across Wigan is costing the council £11 million.

Wirral to keep all street lights on

21/10/2014

A new street-lighting strategy in Wirral will ensure that all street lights are kept on in the borough while also delivering better energy efficiency and long-term budget savings.

Downing Street upgrades street lights to LEDs

27/10/2014

The street lights in London’s Downing Street have been upgraded to LEDs.

Street lights to be upgraded in Hertfordshire

03/11/2014

Hertfordshire County Council is spending £6.5 million on upgrading more than 12,600 street lights on all A-roads across the county.

New lights for Stevenage’s A-roads

19/11/2014

Street lights on Stevenage’s A-roads will be upgraded to LEDs.

Council dealing with backlog of street light repairs

15/01/2015

Wirral Council has assigned additional workers to help deal with a backlog of street light repairs.

KCC confirms switch to LED lighting

02/02/2015

Kent County Council has confirmed plans to invest £40 million in converting its 120,000 street lights to a centrally-controlled LED lighting system.

Ealing’s lights to be upgraded to LEDs

18/03/2015

Ealing Council is spending £6 million on replacing 24,000 street lights with LED lanterns.

Street light replacement project in Reading

31/03/2015

Reading Borough Council is set to replace all of its street lamps with new energy efficient LEDs at a cost of almost £7 million.

Study shows switching off street lights does not increase crime or crashes

29/07/2015

The switching off of street lights in England and Wales is not associated with an increase in road traffic collisions or crime, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Installation of LED street lights gets underway in Wirral

02/09/2015

The first of thousands of new LED street lights were installed in Wirral last week.

Lighting upgrade delivers £1m annual savings for Bristol CC

09/09/2015

Bristol City Council has saved over £1 million in a year after upgrading its street lights.

Bournemouth and Poole to get LED street lights

10/09/2015

A £21 million contact to maintain almost 41,000 street lights in Bournemouth and Poole over the next 10 years has been awarded to VolkerHighways.

Harlow’s street lights to be switched back on at night

27/10/2015

Harlow Council and Essex County Council have agreed to keep Harlow’s street lights on all night seven days a week.

Hertfordshire to test LED street lights

03/12/2015

Hertfordshire County Council will be dimming and trimming some LED street lights overnight to test residents’ reactions to the energy-saving initiative.

Volker wins £27m contract to upgrade lights in three boroughs

10/12/2015

VolkerHighways will replace more than 38,000 street lights in Reading, Slough and Wokingham in April 2016 as part of a £27 million LED upgrade and maintenance project.

£40m contract to convert Kent’s street lights to LEDs awarded

01/02/2016

Infrastructure firm Bouygues Energies & Services has been awarded a £40 million contract to convert Kent’s 118,000 street lights to LEDs.

Further LED lighting upgrade in Hertfordshire

15/02/2016

Street lights on B, C and unclassified (residential) roads in Hertfordshire will be upgraded to LED technology.   

Scotland switching over to LED street lights

16/02/2016

Almost one-third of Scotland’s street lamps will be LEDs by 2017, according to figures released by the Scottish Futures Trust.

Kent to return to all-night lighting with £40m LED upgrade

22/02/2016

Kent County Council (KCC) will spend £40 million on LED lights after agreeing on a policy to return to all-night lighting.

Lincolnshire Council to make street light savings

07/03/2016

Lincolnshire County Council is aiming to save £1.7 million by changing the way it manages street lighting.

Engineers on target to complete street light repairs in Wirral

14/03/2016

Engineers are working through a backlog of street light repairs in Wirral.

Bolton making switch to LED lighting

01/04/2016

Almost 10,000 street lights in Bolton have been switched over to new LED lighting.

Skanska upgrading street lights in Gloucestershire

06/04/2016

Skanska has officially taken over the general maintenance of Gloucestershire County Council’s entire street lighting portfolio.

More LED street lights to be installed in Hertfordshire

16/05/2016

Hertfordshire County Council is continuing its rollout of LED lights following the successful upgrade of more than 12,000 street lights on all A-roads across the county.

LED upgrade for Bath’s street lights

25/05/2016

More than 8,000 street lights in Bath will be replaced with new light emitting diode (LED) units.

Volker begins street light upgrade in three counties

29/06/2016

VolkerHighways has started work on a contract worth £24 million that will see it upgrade 38,000 street lights with energy efficient LED lamps in Slough, Wokingham and Reading.

LED street light roll out continues in Gloucestershire

31/08/2016

Gloucestershire County Council is continuing its roll out of LED street lighting with the upgrade set to save the local authority £17 million over the next 12 years.

VolkerHighways wins £4.7m lighting contract

31/10/2016

VolkerHighways has been awarded a £4.7 million contract with London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to replace nearly 16 thousand street lights with new LED lanterns.

LED upgrade for Cheshire West and Chester

17/01/2017

More than 24,000 street lights will be upgraded in Cheshire West and Chester at a cost of £5 million.

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