New traffic lights go green to cut energy bill

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New energy saving lamps in traffic lights are set to reduce the county’s carbon footprint and help save money.

The Lincolnshire Highways Alliance is currently installing more than 1,400 new low-energy LED light systems in traffic lights and at pedestrian crossings across the county, in a bid to make them more environmentally friendly.

Traffic signals manager Tim Clark said: “The new LED light systems will be up to six times more energy efficient.”

The changes will save about £60,000 each year.

The project is being paid for through the council’s Salix fund, an interest free loan to improve energy efficiency, match funded through the government’s Carbon Trust.