Bus stops to be fitted with new lights to save money
HUNDREDS of bus stops are to be fitted with LED lights to save money.
Nearly 400 shelters in Derbyshire will have fluorescent light tubes replaced with LEDs to cut energy bills and carbon emissions.
Derbyshire County Council is funding the £75,000 scheme through its carbon reduction initiatives fund.
By doing this, the authority expects to save £117,995 over five years.
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And it also expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 tonnes of CO2 each year.
Councillor John Allsop, cabinet member for recycling and technology, said: "The new LED lighting will mean that the same level of lighting can be achieved using less energy, reducing both energy bills and carbon emissions.
"The LED units also last considerably longer than fluorescent alternatives helping us to make significant savings."
The lighting will be replaced in the next few months.
Over the last few months, the carbon and energy management team which manages the fund has been carrying out surveys at a number of council depots and libraries to identify energy and carbon saving projects.
Other measures identified include re-glazing projects, insulation upgrades and better controls on hot water systems.