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New streetlight plan aims to cut carbon emissions #420348
18th Jul 2010 8:47pm
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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."


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Re: New streetlight plan aims to cut carbon emissions [Re: ] #420378
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Sounds like a good idea, lets just hope crime doesnt go up during the period of the trial frown


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The last set of figures I looked at for this project showed that it was totally uneconomical on a financial basis. It might be greener, but there again if you look into the environmental cost of manufacture, installation and maintenance it is probably dubious as is often the case for these "green" projects.

They seem to have trouble maintaining the lo-tech lighting we have now, what chance is there with a more complicated and expensive system?


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Re: New streetlight plan aims to cut carbon emissions [Re: diggingdeeper] #421010
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
The last set of figures I looked at for this project showed that it was totally uneconomical on a financial basis. It might be greener, but there again if you look into the environmental cost of manufacture, installation and maintenance it is probably dubious as is often the case for these "green" projects.

They seem to have trouble maintaining the lo-tech lighting we have now, what chance is there with a more complicated and expensive system?

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So what kind of lighting is being put on the new lamp posts being erected on the Moreton end of Leasowe Road. Are they just putting the new posts up ready for the results of the lo-tech lighting trials or will a new version of the old system be used?

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The lampposts don't need to be replaced to install the new system.


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Thanks D D . Must be the concrete posts that are knackered?


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