We are committed to doing our part for climate change by reducing our carbon emissions in the areas that have the biggest impact.
As part of this commitment, we have recently upgraded the lights in some of our car parks at a time when many of the old ones were coming to the end of their life. As well as an expected energy reduction of 50-60% these should also reduce our maintenance costs due to their longer life span. The new LEDs should last 20+ years, compared to the three to four years for the old high-pressure sodium lights.
Visitors using the car parks may notice brighter and more natural light, which should improve visibility for drivers and pedestrians.
We’ve upgraded the lights in the following car parks:
- Station Approach, Blackwater
- Hartley Wintney
- Crossways Manor, Hook
- Deer Park View, Odiham
- Church Road, Fleet
- Birchayes, Fleet
- Gurkha Square, Fleet
- Civic Office Central Courtyard, Fleet
- Civic Office staff area, Fleet
We've previously switched other car parks to LEDs, such as Victoria Road in Fleet.
A local leading contractor in the local authority and civil engineering sectors delivered this project for us. Where possible, the new lights were manufactured in the UK by a CO2 neutral supplier. The supplier will be sending the parts from the old lights for recycling to a WEE complaint supplier to minimise environmental impact.