LED Lighting in County Louth

LED Lighting in County Louth

In order to meet our national energy efficiency targets, Louth County Council is shifting towards more sustainable public lighting for improved quality lighting for our public road network for significantly reduced cost and which reduces the Council’s carbon footprint (lower energy requirement).

Currently lighting accounts for some 62% of local authority energy consumption and this could be reduced by up to 60% by upgrading to more efficient LED technology. Such improvement will deliver the right light standard, in the right place at the right time but with less energy consumption being required.

Most of the lamps that currently light our streets and footpaths use technology that is over 20 years old; the equipment is outdated; near the end of it’s lifespan; and won’t be in production much longer due to phasing out of older less efficient equipment under new EU rules. This means that lamps must be upgraded to new energy efficient technologies in the short to medium term. This lighting upgrade will deliver many additional benefits in addition to improved energy efficiency.

High quality LED lighting designs to the latest European Standards, will reduce energy use and save money whilst meeting the requirement to light our roads and footpaths to current best practice design standards. They will also reduce our carbon emissions and energy dependence. The tourism potential of the Dark Skies initiative is also increasingly being recognised by many Local Authorities, and LED lighting helps support this by directing light where it is required on our roads and footpaths.

  • New LED lights offer improved visibility and better quality driving conditions, helping to reduce traffic accidents.  
  • The enhanced colour quality and ambience helps reduce fear of crime and provides for improved detection of crime leading to safer streets.
  • Financial Savings in lighting bills enable better delivery of public services.
  • Environmental benefits from reduced energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions
  • New LED lights offer improved visibility and better quality driving conditions, helping to reduce traffic accidents.  
  • The enhanced colour quality and ambience helps reduce fear of crime and provides for improved detection of crime leading to safer streets.
  • Financial Savings in lighting bills enable better delivery of public services.
  • Environmental benefits from reduced energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions

High quality LED lighting is presently being retro-fitted to public lights in Co. Louth. To-date, that has been completed in over 140 locations around the county. 

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