Gary Atkinson

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Turn the Cost of Lighting burden into a Strategic Asset

by Gary Atkinson | May 10, 2017


 The Cost of Lighting

At enLight we are promoting the message that streetlights have so much more to offer to cities, towns or villages. Today, streetlights are viewed purely as a cost - a budget that has to be allocated to keep the lights powered during the night (or at least most of the time - see my previous post here) and to cover the ongoing maintenance costs for lights that have broken or been damaged. This budget is not insignificant and with continuing budget squeezes at local government level, many are looking to upgrade their lights to save money - a capital investment today that will reap benefits in lower operating costs in years to come.

Lowering the Cost of Public Lighting

by Gary Atkinson | May 10, 2017

Smart City, Lighting

The Local Authority choice: Lights off or change to LED?

Most local authorities, municipalities or councils today believe that they have to choose one of two options for lowering the total cost of providing public lighting on highways, car parks and footpaths; namely, either turn lights off at night when there are not many people out and about or replace all their lanterns with an LED version. Let's look at each option in turn and assess the total impact of that particular decision and whether there is a very cost effective 3rd option?

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