Highways England undertake improvement works installing LED lighting on UK motorway, making it the first motorway in the UK to use energy efficient lighting
Over 1,600 street lights have been exchanged with energy efficient lighting on a UK motorway. Improvement works took place on the M62 near Huddersfield and Halifax and the M621 near Leeds.
The LED lights are considered to be 53% more efficient, saving the equivalent of powering the homes of 20,000 people and 389,000 loads of washing.
The Highways England project is also expected to reduce totals by more than 700 tonnes of carbon each year.
Mark Ramsden, Highways England Service Delivery Team Leader for Yorkshire and Humber said:
“This is a true example of taking innovation from another industry, modifying it for the highways sector, and improving value by locking in safety, customer, cost efficiencies and environment benefits. We have replaced the conventional lighting with the newly developed lighting to provide bright, effective illumination to highways and road signs – reducing maintenance and road closures for drivers.”
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