Hazzard invests in new LED street lighting in Belfast city centre

Date published: 24 January 2017


Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced the installation of replacement LED street lights at Victoria Street, Donegall Square, Wellington Place, Chichester Street, Howard Street and May Street, Belfast.

Moving traffic, LED Street lighting scheme

Chris Hazzard said:

“This £70,000 investment will provide new LED lighting technology that will improve the quality of street lighting along these key arterial routes in the heart of Belfast.

 “There are many environmental benefits of using LED lighting. Energy costs should reduce by 30 per cent, which equates to an annual saving of £3,180, light pollution and carbon emissions will reduce by 20,000 kg each year and maintenance costs will also reduce as LED lights have a lifespan of about 20 years. 

 “I hope to continue the roll out of LED lighting this financial year in Montgomery Road, Fortwillliam Park, St. James Road, Moira Roundabout and Upper Knockbreda / Saintfield Road Junction. It is important to strive to realise a more sustainable and economically attractive lighting solution in our towns and cities.”

 The scheme commenced on 18 November 2016 and is substantially complete with the exception of Donegall Square North which should be completed within the next few weeks.

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