New streetlight operation plan aims to cut Wirral's carbon emissions A NEW streetlight management system, which aims to slash carbon emissions and help the council save on energy bills, will have a trial run later this year.
The new system will allow levels of lighting to be varied throughout the night. Dusk and dawn switching times will be adjusted to shorten burning hours to the minimum.
The council will introduce a trial of the new system in September.
Involving 250 streetlights, it will take place in the New Brighton area bounded by Rowson Street, Seabank Road, Manor Lane, Magazines Promenade, Tower Promenade and Marine Promenade.
During the trial, no lights will be switched off completely at night.
They will remain illuminated and it is thought that residents will hardly notice the slight dimming of the light.
Cllr Lesley Rennie, cabinet member for Streetscene, said: "This new trial should bring some really positive benefits for Wirral's carbon emissions and we are expecting savings of around 40 per cent.
"We are undertaking it as a trial to ensure it is practical, that it works and that it does, in reality, bring those expected savings." THE GLOBE