LEDs have started to become very popular choice for street lighting. The sleepy town of Wigan in Manchester may soon be lit up with an LED system worth £11 million. 

Wigan Council is to spend £11m replacing existing street lighting with "highly efficient and environmentally friendly" devices. Around 31,000 LED lights will be installed across the borough over the next three years, replacing lights using sodium bulbs. More than 5,500 have already been installed, a council spokesman said. The move is expected to the authority up to £1m a year in energy costs and maintenance bills. Council leader Lord Peter Smith said the lights were being used as an alternative to switching off street lighting. 

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