LED Street Lighting

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17691
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps are you taking to encourage boroughs to follow Enfield Council’s lead and look to implement LED street lighting? This change helps save money and is better for the environment than conventional street lights.

Answer

LED Street Lighting

LED Street Lighting

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Switching street lights to LED saves London Boroughs money and carbon. My public sector retrofit programme, RE:FIT, has looked at opportunities to upgrade street lights in London to LED through its work with the London Boroughs. It has found that all London Boroughs already have programmes in place to switch their street lights to LED.

In addition, through my involvement in the EU funded Sharing Cities programme, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has undertaken over 400 LED installations since 2016.

I am also committed to a project delivering upgrades to London’s lamp-posts, as stated in the Smarter Together London Plan, by working with TfL, the Met police and 19 London boroughs to reduce the cost and environmental impact of street lighting.