Upgrading street lighting to LED units
The older-style street lighting in Rotherham is not efficient by today's standards. To reduce energy costs, the Council is replacing all its older lighting units with more efficient LED lighting.
This is a far better alternative to switching lighting off.
Approximately 19,500 street lights have already been upgraded by the Council ahead of schedule and resulted in significant savings. The remaining 15,000 units will now be replaced by a local Rotherham company.
The new lighting reduces:
- energy consumption
- maintenance costs
- carbon emissions
The LED lighting meets British Standard guidance for levels and uniformity of light.
The Council has a responsibility to light highways only. Lighting on non-highway areas, such as drives, are the responsibility of individual residents.
We have a schedule of work to replace lighting in residential areas.