Tuesday, February 14, 2017


North Lincolnshire Council has spent about £5,000 on improving the lighting in Brigg town centre.
Four new street lights have been installed along Bridge Street and into the Market Place to replace ones "with failing equipment" - and the newcomers are all LED****.
They have replaced traditional lights.
Chris O'Rourke, a spokesman for the authority, told Brigg Blog: "The LED lanterns (lights) cost £190 each. The cost to install the four new columns, make the electrical connections and remove the old columns brings the total investment to around £5,000.
"The LED replacement lights will use around half the electricity of traditional street lights.  
"LED street lighting also has an extended lifetime, leading to savings in maintenance costs, replacement bulbs and other parts.
"As street lighting is a significant contributor to the council's carbon footprint, LED lighting will help us to reduce it.
"No further installations are pencilled-in in Brigg at the moment. But right across North Lincolnshire as older, traditional street lights need replacing, they will be replaced with LED ones wherever possible."
****LED means Light Emitting Diode. Follow this link for a full definition and explanation...

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