New lights to save cash for South Yorkshire transport group

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SOUTH Yorkshire bus shelters are being fitted with LED lights in a bid to save energy.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is replacing lights in more than 2,000 shelters county-wide, saving about £150,000 a year.

The move will see energy consumption slashed by an estimated 61 per cent reducing costs of power and maintenance.

LED lighting has a much longer lifespan, is brighter and more reliable than regular fluorescent lighting and, because of this, the new lights will also reduce maintenance budget costs.

It will also ensure the bus stops have a brighter appearance, making them more attractive to use at night.

SYPTE has developed a carbon management plan which seeks to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint by 40 per cent over the next three years.

David Brown, SYPTE director general, said: “Reducing carbon is a target for many organisations over the next few years and we are no different.

“These new LED lights may individually make a small difference, but installed at thousands of bus stops throughout South Yorkshire they add up to a considerable electricity and financial saving.”