A major change of the city of Edinburgh’s streetlights is on the works. The plan to change dull, old sodium light bulbs with brighter, more efferent LEDs is one phase of the £30 million plan to turn the city streets to a more power-friendly and safe place. A MAJOR overhaul of street lamps across the city will save millions of pounds and help show Edinburgh in a better light, it has been claimed. Radical plans have been drawn up to replace dull sodium bulbs with bright LEDs as part of a £30 million project to bring the Capital’s street lights into the 21st century. The energy-efficient bulbs will save nearly 40 per cent on the £2.97m spent each year illuminating the city and are likely to offer even future savings with energy prices expected double in the next decade. Continue at Edinburgh News.


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