Search

Newham mayor pledges to go green by switching street lamp bulbs to LED

PUBLISHED: 18:59 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:59 22 January 2018

Sir Robin Wales inspects an LED streetlight Picture: Andrew Baker

Sir Robin Wales inspects an LED streetlight Picture: Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

The mayor of Newham has signed a pledge to switch the borough’s street lamps to use energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

Sir Robin Wales signed the Lighten Up pledge organised by charity 10:10 Climate Action.

The low energy LED lights can reduce carbon emissions and save money long term.

He said: “I am delighted to have signed the pledge on behalf of Newham Council.

“We have been committed for some time to replacing all our bulbs with clean, green, LED ones by 2019.

“My aim is for all street lights to be as energy efficient as possible.”

So far, more than 12,000 of the borough’s 19,500 street lights have been upgraded, with the remaining 7.500 in the process of being replaced.

Neil Jones, campaigner at 10:10 Climate Action said: “In these tough financial times the money saved will make a real difference to people in the area. We’re calling on more councils to follow Newham’s example.”

Latest Newham Stories

The club will look to maintain their long tradition of competing in the first round proper by winning at Maidstone on Saturday

Justin Edinburgh
14:30

Lakeside Hammers are gearing up for a massive weekend as their drama-filled season comes to a spectacular conclusion.

Richard Lawson

FA Youth Cup third qualifying round: AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2 Leyton Orient 3

Justin Edinburgh

At least two homeless people have died at the Stratford Centre this year, and eight across Newham - but no records exist of their deaths. Here, we tell their stories.

Newham Council

A man has been arrested after falling from the top floor of Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford.

Unwanted furniture, fridges and other large household rubbish items could soon be collected for free if drastic plans to help stop fly-tipping in Newham are approved.

10:09

Four family members have been charged with modern slavery offences following dawn raids across east London.

Forest Gate

The vice-chairman of West Ham has said she “refuses” to take criticism over the rent the club pays on the London Stadium.

Sadiq Khan

PROMOTED CONTENT

Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

Newsletter Sign Up

Newham Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now