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Street lights were significantly upgraded in 2015 to 18W LED lights which are more energy efficient than the former 80W Mercury Vapour.
It was part of the LEDing by Example project; our largest energy reduction project, reducing energy use, operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
The project included the changeover of standard mercury vapour street lights on residential and Council-managed roads (it excluded decorative street lightning and VicRoads-managed roads).
Approximately 98 per cent of the old lights were also recycled.
Did you know? The luminaire (the main body of the light) will last about 20 years. The lamps or globes will last at least five years and probably longer. The photoelectric cells last eight years and the poles last around 35 years.