New LED lights for Derbyshire bus shelters

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Bus shelters in Derbyshire are to be fitted with state-of-the-art LED lighting to save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Derbyshire County Council will spend £75,000 installing the lights in nearly 400 shelters.

The council expects to save almost £118,000 over five years by replacing the current fluorescent tubs with the LED lighting.

Coun John Allsop, Derbyshire Council cabinet member for recycling and technology, said: “The new LED lighting will mean that the same level of lighting can be achieved using less energy, reducing both energy bills and carbon emissions.”

The shelters’ carbon footprint will be cut by 50 tonnes of CO2 each year.