LED Lights

Tom Armstrong made this Freedom of Information request to Kirklees Borough Council

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to enquire the following information relating to the installation and maintenance of street lights.

I would like to request:

1. Has the council installed any energy efficient street lighting in the last five years, such as replacing halogen bulbs with LED street lights?

2. If the council is in the process of installing any energy efficient street lighting, please confirm when the council started to do this and provide an estimate of when the council expects to have switched all street lights to energy efficient street lighting.

3. How much did the council spend on running, installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2015, 2016 and 2017?

4. How much does the council estimate they will spend on running, installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2018?

5. How many complaints were received in relation to new energy efficient street lighting, if any, during 2017?

Please estimate how much money the council currently saves following the installation of any energy efficient street lighting on a monthly and annual basis?

Yours faithfully,
Tom Armstrong

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Armstrong

16610 - Armstrong - LED Lights

I confirm receipt of your information request and that I am looking into this.

I will respond to you in due course.

Regards

Information Governance Team
The Democracy Service
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Armstrong

EIR 16610 - LED Lights

 

I am writing in response to your request dated  23 January 2018.  This has
been dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

You asked for information relating to the installation and maintenance of
street lights.

 

The Council's response to your specific questions is set out below:

 

1.       Has the council installed any energy efficient street lighting in
the last five years, such as replacing halogen bulbs with LED street
lights?

 

Yes.  LED conversions commenced 2013/2014 and the approximate number
converted to date is 6000

 

2.       If the council is in the process of installing any energy
efficient street lighting, please confirm when the council started to do
this and provide an estimate of when the council expects to have switched
all street lights to energy efficient street lighting.

 

The LED conversion programme for the remaining network assets commenced
April 2017 with the end date being March 2022

 

3.       How much did the council spend on running, installing and
maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2015, 2016
and 2017?

 

Year 2015/15 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Revenue Spend £4.47M £4.06M £3.85M £3.96M 
Capital spend £2.2M £2.1M £2.5M £3.0M

 

4.       How much does the council estimate they will spend on running,
installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s
jurisdiction in 2018?

 

See response to question 3

 

5.       How many complaints were received in relation to new energy
efficient street lighting, if any, during 2017?

 

Other than power supply failures we have not had any recorded faults for
LED luminaires during 2017

 

6.       Please estimate how much money the council currently saves
following the installation of any energy efficient street lighting on a
monthly and annual basis?

 

The LED conversion programme will reduce our consumption to mitigate
rising energy costs and offer a predicted energy savings of £74K/annum

 

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