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Leading by Example

LED street lighting upgrade

LEDs lighting the way

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Since 2014, Council has upgraded 7,644 street lights with energy efficient LEDs with a projected saving of almost 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions by the end of 2022/23.

The new LED streetlights are powered by a mere 17, 22 or 33 watts of electricity while the older streetlights use 95 or more watts. LEDs also need less maintenance and can last up to 20 years.

Local governments are responsible for paying the street lighting bills, and by upgrading to the lower wattage LED lights, we are projected to save $1.9 million by the end of 2022/23.

 

Light Years Ahead project

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This upgrade of 50% of streetlights has been made possible through the Light Years Ahead project, a regional partnership project coordinated by the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).

The City of Parramatta has the long-term target to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2038 (based on 2015 levels). To achieve this target (and to save money) we are working toward upgrading the remaining 50% street lights to LEDs.

For more information

Contact the Environmental Outcomes Team on 9806 5620 or environmentallysustainable@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au