Monday, May 23, 2022

Knox City streets switch to LEDs

Knox City Council has installed energy efficient LEDs at the busy Dorset Square Carpark to improve lighting for locals and businesses.

Works to replace 39 carpark lights were completed on Friday, Council said in a statement.

“The LEDs improve visibility and sense of safety for locals by providing more reliable and uniform lighting. In addition, the LEDs have lower maintenance costs and have a longer lifespan compared to the previous high-pressure sodium lights,” it said.

The works are a continuation of the Council’s street light replacement initiative, which is supported by itsĀ Climate Response Plan 2021-2031, which aims to reduce greenhouse emissions in the community to net zero by 2040.

Before (right) and after the installation of LED lights in the Knox City local government area.

“In the coming months, we will be replacing around 500 street lights on main roads in Boronia with LEDs.”

“This is a key initiative of the Boronia Revitalisation Project and is supported by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. These works will reduce up to 2,900 tonnes of greenhouse gases over the next 20 years,” Council said.

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