Bournemouth plan to get new LED street lights

Plans to replace all of Bournemouth's street lights with new, LED lights will be considered by councillors this week.

Bournemouth streets could get new bright white lights

Plans to replace Bournemouth's current street lights with new Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) will be considered by councillors this week.

The lights will conserve energy better and reduce the towns carbon footprint.

Currently, the council spends £1.1 million a year on street light energy. If the new plans go ahead, it will lead to a 73% energy saving.

The new lights also emit a crisp, white light which is brighter compared to the older yellow street lights.

Councillor Michael Filer, Cabinet Member for Transport said, "As part of Bournemouth's commitment to being a green town it is vital we are always looking at ways to reduce our energy consumption and carbon foot-print.

"These new LEDs will not only make our streets brighter and safer, but will be helping the town move forward in its journey to becoming more sustainable."

Street lights in Bournemouth could be improved with new LEDs Credit: Press Association