Eco lighting for town
8:00am Saturday 18th August 2012
ROMSEY residents are to benefit from new eco-friendly street lighting in the coming months.
Hampshire County Council has announced that its street lighting replacement programme, which is designed to create a more energy efficient system, will come to the town in the autumn.
Hundreds of lanterns and posts will be replaced as part of the scheme involving 150,000 street lights, illuminated signs and bollards across the county which are being replaced or upgraded using the latest technology in energy-saving lamps and dimming controls.
The result will be flexible lighting levels and white natural lighting designed to give clearer lighting, reduce light pollution and improve road safety and personal security.
The council said that much of its lighting is more than 30 years old and that the new lights will ensure compliance with carbon reduction targets.