Swindon Borough Council lowers the carbon footprint of its traffic lights

The switch to LED lights is expected to save more than £33,000 in energy costs and avoid 66 tonnes of CO2 every year

Swindon Borough Council has rolled out a £193,00 traffic light replacement scheme in a bid to save energy and cut carbon.

The upgrade to LED lights is expected to save more than £33,000 in energy and maintenance costs every year and reduce the council’s annual carbon footprint by 66 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Delivered by the transportation division of Siemens, Siemens Mobility, the new LEDs will be retrofitted into the existing traffic lights.

Maureen Penny, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Maintenance and Waste Services, said: “This latest traffic light scheme comes hot on the heels of our wider streetlight LED replacement programme and shows our commitment to reaching carbon-neutrality by 2030.

“The LEDs will cost less to power and will last a lot longer than the traditional halogen bulbs.”

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