Thames Valley Park have replaced all street lights under Thames Valley Park Management.
In early May, TVP’s street lamp lights were replaced with 35watt Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights provided by a light manufacture with over 100 year’s experience of outstanding quality and performance.
TVP strive to achieve a sustainable environment and are committed to reducing their carbon footprint. The aim of the LED street lights is to minimise energy usage and reduce the need for street lighting wherever possible. The change comes after Reading Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council completed their LED street lighting project last year.
The introduction of 35watt LED lights saves the park a total cost of £3,195 per annum of electricity usage and 21.98 tonnes of carbon each year, the equivalent to 2,423 gallons of gas. The new LED lights are not only sustainable, they improve the quality of light output as our eyes are better adapted to seeing in white light, leading to better security and visibility across neighbourhoods.
Sarah Bean, Dirctor at Savills, said, “The TVP street light project has achieved an 80% return on investment for cost and energy savings, with a payback period of 4.3 years. With savings of over £3,000 per annum, the money will see savings in energy spend and efficiencies for our occupiers going forwards”.