Green traffic lights across London
by David Masters
August 19, 2009
Transport for London has announced plans to install energy saving LEDs in 3,500 of the capital’s traffic lights.
The £2.4 million move will cut energy consumption by around 60%, saving TfL an estimated £200,000 per year in fuel bills.
The LEDs will replace 3,500 lamps at 300 junctions in the capital.
As well as reducing its fuel bills, TfL said it aims to encourage businesses and homes across the UK to adopt LED lighting, and to inspire more manufacturers to produce LED light bulbs.
“I’ve seen the future and it comprises these tip-top, energy-busting traffic lights,” said Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.
“Installing these eco-bulbs will cut the climate change emissions coming from London’s galaxy of traffic lights by more than half, as well as save money from energy bills.
“We are pressing ahead to get many more of these illuminating orbs onto our streets to join a range of other energy-zapping measures already saving us money, such as solar-powered bus stops and shelters.”
Alan Bristow, TfL’s director of traffic operations, said as well as saving energy, the LED bulbs will help to cut maintenance costs because they last up to ten times longer compared to standard bulbs.
A number of supermarkets already use LED lighting in food cabinet displays.
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