1,162 street lights across the Lane Cove area have now
been upgraded to new LED lights. Funded by Council’s Sustainability Levy with
works conducted by Ausgrid, the new lights require less maintenance and are
more cost-effective. While it took up to 95 watts to power the old
streetlights, the new LED lights use just 17 watts and are expected to last up
to 20 years.
During the 2020/21 financial year, Lane Cove saved 179,551 kilowatts of electricity, or enough electricity to power 9,405 homes. This equates to a 25% reduction in electricity compared with 2018/19. This saving is expected to grow to a 28% reduction by the end of the 2021/2022 FY.