24/08/2015

Around 20,000 LED Street Lights To Be Installed Across NI

Approximately 20,000 LED street lights are to be installed across Northern Ireland over the next eight months.

The major pilot scheme, in Banbrdige and Craigavon, was announced by Regional Development Minister, Danny Kennedy.

Minister Kennedy said: "Street lighting energy and maintenance costs are very significant, costing in excess of £13million every year for my Department. Over the last number of years, small pockets of LED street lighting have been introduced across Northern Ireland.
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"Whilst relatively large sums of capital investment are required initially, immediate returns on running costs are achieved with a pay back on the investment expected after eight years."

(CD)

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