The Queensland Government is rolling out new LED lighting under its $7.6 million Street Light Upgrade Program, which sees LED bulbs replace older, more energy intensive lights.
The fist high pressure sodium luminary lights have been switched for LED bulbs in Southern Queensland as part of the program, which aims to improve safety across the state-controlled network.
Acting Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Steven Miles said the upgraded lights are a cost-saving enhancement that delivers energy and maintenance savings.
“A projected cost saving of 40 per cent will be realised following the upgrades, as LED lights will only need to be changed every 15 years, rather than every three years,” said Mr. Miles.
“Road safety will be improved at upgraded roads, because the white light of LED bulbs enhance line markings and other road features.”
Mr Miles said the locations chosen for the upgrade were those that had lights reaching the end of their 25-year life-span.
“To kick-start the program, we are installing these lights across seven sites in and around the Goondiwindi and Moonie townships,” he said.
“Works at both locations have begun and are expected to be completed in early-September, weather permitting.
“Three other locations along the Warrego Highway, including intersections at Helidon, Tabletop Road and Roaches Road, will be completed later in the year.
The entire program will be rolled across the state during 2017 and 2018.