22 February 2013
Transport and Technical Services (TTS) has replaced old and corroded street lights at the junction of La Route du Fort and Green Street with energy efficient lighting.
The work was carried out as part of an ongoing programme of maintenance and improvement of main road street lighting.
The new lights use half the energy of the old equipment and significantly reduce light pollution by directing light only to where it is needed. The working life of the high efficiency light bulbs is six years, which is twice that of the older bulbs. They also reduce maintenance costs.
This is the Department's tenth project in a programme of improving the energy efficiency of street and display lighting. Similar improvements on other main roads and along the promenades have already been completed in places like Victoria Avenue and Commercial Buildings.
These projects have delivered energy savings. For example, about £3,000 a year has been saved by using 50% less energy on La Route de St Aubin and The Parade, from Union Street to Millbrook.
The next projects in the programme are along La Route de La Liberation and Mont les Vaux / La Route des Genets, where LED technology is being used.
TTS has also adopted a policy of dimming new street lighting between 10pm and 6am in selected areas and where there are no major junctions. This further reduces energy use.
TTS Minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said “About four years ago TTS embarked on a programme of improved lighting efficiency. Whenever lighting is in need of replacement we use new lighting that will illuminate efficiently, while also saving energy and maintenance costs and cutting light pollution.
"There has been quite a change in lighting technology in recent years and we are able to reap the benefits for the Island.”