These LED lanterns use less energy and produce a more natural and focused light than the traditional orange glow of streetlights. The aim is for this upgrade project to be completed by the end of 2022 with our contractor, Bouygues E&S Infrastructure UK Limited. There will also be an opportunity for other streetlight owners within Suffolk such as Parish and District Councils to upgrade as part of this process.
In March 2019, Suffolk County Council declared a Climate Emergency and set out ambitions for becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030. This streetlight upgrade supports Suffolk County Council’s ambitions, as a benefit for the environment, supporting a reduction in carbon emissions by saving energy, reducing light pollution as well as providing clearer images on CCTV, traffic cameras and dashcam footage for the benefit of public safety.
Download the LED streetlighting upgrade programme (97KB).
Please note that the programme is subject to change due to a range of factors, including bad weather. The programme will be updated regularly.
- £2.3 million saved on energy costs as LED streetlight project nears completion (1 November 2022)
- Halfway mark reached as over 20,000 Suffolk streetlights replaced (16 February 2022)
- Over 10,000 new LED streetlights installed across Suffolk (17 December 2021)
- Work begins to replace street lights in Suffolk and save energy in the County (13 September 2021)
- Bouygues Energies and Services awarded for street lighting contract (28 June 2021)
Read the frequently asked questions below.
What are LEDs and how are they better than existing lighting?
Why upgrade now?
Will the change take time to get used to?
What about existing decorative lanterns in conservation areas?
What are the project phases?
How green are LEDs and do LEDs reduce carbon consumption?
Will the changeover be noisy or cause any problems?
Will it make the roads safer?
Will LEDs be as bright and what does LED lighting look like?
How long do LEDs last and are LEDs more expensive?
How efficient are LEDs and how are LEDs different to traditional lamps?
Are LEDs likely to attract more insects?
Will you be replacing the lighting columns to do this and is the council legally required to provide street lighting?
Is every streetlight being upgraded?
Why are some of the lights in my road not being replaced when others are and will or can the new LED streetlights be dimmed?
Will part night lighting be maintained and how safe are LED streetlights?
What is the colour temperature, in degrees kelvin, of the LEDs used in Suffolk and will local labour be used to carry out the work?
What will you do with the old lanterns that are removed?
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