Most of Hertfordshire’s streetlights are switched off between 1am and 5am, when traffic is very low, to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the county’s electricity bill.
The current part-night lighting policy, combined with the switch to LED streetlights, has led to a 60 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from street lighting – avoiding almost 12,000 tonnes of CO2 a year – as well as saving Hertfordshire’s taxpayers around £5million a year on the council’s electricity bill.
However with most of Hertfordshire’s street lights now converted to more efficient LED lights with a central control system, it is now possible to dim lights and modify timings in specific areas, allowing more flexibility in the way we make the savings.
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