German city installs smart street lights that double as EV charging points

European electric company E.ON has developed the technology, which can also collect data on air quality and manage parking

Gasification… it’s been around for a while!!

When it was first discovered that “town gas” could be manufactured by heating coal, peat or wood back in the late 18th Century, it created a revolution in street lighting and then in gas production and storage for domestic and industrial use. Whilst lamplighters are no longer employed to walk the streets and light up […]

Derbyshire dodges budget cuts with LED streetlamps

As budget cuts hit, Derbyshire county council is arming itself with low energy lighting to balance the books. The council has agreed on £23 million investment to replace more than 68,000 street lights. These will have their bulbs, light fittings and shades replaced with a new LED fitting. Of these, 22,000 older lamp posts will […]

Cumbria spending £7.6m on energy saving street lamps

Cumbria County Council is splashing £7.6 million on new energy efficient street lighting. It is upgrading thousands of old higher watt street lights and replacing them with LED systems. Nearly 12,000 LED light bulbs will go up in the county which is home to the Lake District. Keeping streets properly lit is an expensive business […]

Seaside town swaps streetlights to save £32m

The coastal town of Bournemouth is popular among holidaymakers after a nostalgic taste of seaside charm. But its streetlights will soon be strictly modern – as the Dorset tourist town has begun a £7 million upgrade to make all of them more energy efficient. The town council hopes to slash its carbon footprint and bag […]

Malta to replace street lights with energy efficient bulbs

All the street lamps on the Mediterranean isle of Malta will be replaced with energy efficient lights, the Maltese Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said this week. The “intelligent” street lighting will first be installed in a pilot project on neighbouring island Gozo – famed for its abundant prickly pears – next before being rolled out […]