£35k eco-friendly bulbs fitted in Crawley car park

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Energy-efficient lighting has been installed at Crawley’s Orchard Street multi-storey car park at a cost of £35,000.

Approximately 700 LED tubes have replaced fluorescent tubes at the Crawley Borough Council-owned town centre car park.

The council said the LEDs would save £25,000 a year in electricity costs and use 20 per cent of the electricity used by fluorescent tubes.

The new lighting will reduce CO2 emissions by 150,000 kg.This initiative is part of a goal to be a zero carbon council and town by 2050. Cllr Colin Lloyd, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “This is a great deal for both the taxpayer and the environment. The investment in new lighting will pay for itself in less than 18 months while our electricity consumption and carbon emissions will fall dramatically.”