TfL Business Plan (5)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Is there any money specified in the 2017/18 Transport for London Business Plan to fund LED lights on traffic signals beyond the initial 300?


Answer for TfL Business Plan (5)

Answer for TfL Business Plan (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. LEDs are still significantly more expensive than conventional lights, even allowing for the benefits of reduced electricity consumption. It is intended that the initial introduction of LEDs at 300 sites and associated trials will encourage and incentivise technology development and competition within the market place, thereby reducing the costs of introducing and then maintaining the technology in the future. Subsequent to the successful trials, TfL will assess the most appropriate way to roll this technology out to its remaining signal sites. A number of commercial options are currently being explored and this process will determine the level of funding that needs to be found to introduce LED technology to all signal sites.