Over the next 18 months Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES) intends to replace large sections of its old-fashioned sodium lighting with LEDs. This will improve the quality of the light, reduce maintenance and cut electricity usage by up to 60%. Variable dimming technology will be used to reduce light output in the early hours of the morning, reducing light pollution and saving further energy.
Overall 8.500 street lights will be replaced. Currently street lighting makes up about 11% of B&NES’s carbon emissions. Bath council has been a pioneer in the use of this technology.