In recent years, in order to improve energy efficiency, reduce light pollution, and improve road safety, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and India have vigorously implemented plans to replace traditional light sources.
A few days ago, it was reported that the North Yorkshire County County Council in the United Kingdom repaired 50,850 street lights in the area and switched to energy-efficient LED lighting.
It is reported that the North Yorkshire area began to replace LED lighting in October 2017, and will install 25,500 LED street lights by the end of this month. By April 2020, another 19,000 LED street lights will be installed.
North Yorkshire has a natural replacement program that replaces traditional streetlights with LED streetlights as part of the program. The region's carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by more than 1,800 metric tons and fiscal expenditures have saved £500,000.
County Councillor Don Mackenzie, a highway executive, said that they had completed the installation of new streetlights ahead of time and were witnessing the economic and environmental benefits of this significant investment for North Yorkshire.
It has been reported that street lighting energy prices have risen by more than 30% since the launch of the LED lighting program in the region, and it is expected to increase further in April this year. In order to cope with rising prices while reducing maintenance costs, it is important to continue to promote the modernization of road lighting.
The new LED street light is expected to reduce road lighting operating costs by more than 40% and reduce carbon emissions by more than 3,360 metric tons for the region.