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New lamps for old

North East Lincolnshire has a brighter future thanks to an £8.2-million project that will see the borough’s street lights upgraded using more cost-effective state-of-art LED technology.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s development services regeneration partnership is set to replace 16,500 traditional street lamps with low energy LED lights during the next two years.

The phasing out the orange sodium lamps and replacing them with white-light LEDs will result in a clearer and cleaner light that improves visibility, whilst also making substantial savings in energy and carbon emissions.

Street lights switched off in parts of North Yorkshire

Streets lights in North Yorkshire to be turned off Credit: PA

Street lights are set to be switched off at night across parts of North Yorkshire in a bid to save money. The lights would be turned off between midnight and 5am across Hambleton to reduce North Yorkshire Council's annual energy bill by 4 hundred thousand pounds.

A consultation is underway and officials say no lights would be affected where road safety, crime or anti-social behaviour is an issue.

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Street lights switched off to save council cash

Street lights in Leeds are to be switched off at certain times each night in a bid to save the council money.

The switch off will apply to around eight thousand of the city's 92 thousand street lights and is expected to save over 1 million pounds over the next 10 years.

Meanwhile, the council's executive board has also given the go ahead for Sunday and evening parking charges in Leeds city centre to be introduced to generate extra income