Saving energy and money - we will reduce our electricity energy use by up to 40%. Reduced energy use means smaller energy bills, and by the end of the LED installation programme we expect to save up £400,000 a year.
The old yellow/amber lights no longer meet lighting standards so we need to replace them. The new LED lights are manufactured to current lighting standards and use a clearer white light that reduces glare. They have been cleverly designed and fitted to avoid an intrusion of light into people's homes.
Better management of lights in your area: Lights are fitted with remote-monitoring technology to allow us to dim lights in certain areas at certain times; this helps to reduce carbon emissions even further.
More reliable and less disruption: The new lighting is more reliable and shouldn’t need replacing for 20 years, which is five times longer than the current lighting system. This means there shouldn't be as much need for anyone to come out and carry out work on lampposts near you.
A safer city: It is important to us that people feel safe moving around Portsmouth at night time. Better lighting can also reduce crime and fear of crime. A whiter light improves the images captured on CCTV as well as allowing clothing colours and car registration numbers to be more easily identified.