Published On: Tue, Aug 29th, 2017

Yarrabilba LED’s Saving Ratepayers a Fortune

The Logan City Council policy of using LED street lighting in the Yarrabilba estate is saving ratepayers a fortune . Each light is expected to be saving the council up to $18 per month in electricity and maintenance costs.

Judith Kerr from Quest Newspapers reported today that :

LOGAN ratepayers are saving a fortune after the council switched to a policy of using LED lighting.

Last week, the city decided to go further and investigate using LED in all street lighting.

Officers negotiated a specific agreement with Energex to allow Queensland Transport and Main Roads-approved LED lights for all major roads in new developments and on council roads.

Public street lighting on Logan City Council roads is generally under the ownership of Energex. Council pays for the electricity, capital repayments and maintenance and operations of the lighting network. Stanwell Energy manages it on behalf of Energex.

Officers said each LED light in new estates including Yarrabilba accounted for savings of up to $18 a month or 60 cents a day in both maintenance and power savings.

They said about 1000 LED lights had been installed in Yarrabilba, where savings in energy usage were around 84,000 kilo watt hours per year resulting in huge reductions in maintenance and operations costs compared to conventional lighting.

“The saving per year per light equates to $215,” a report tabled to council last week found.

“In other words, the Yarrabilba development at its fully developed stage has the potential to save approximately $250,000 because of LED installations.”

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About the Author

- Glenn Batten is the Principal Licensee of First National Real Estate Yarrabilba which provides residential property sales and property management services throughout Yarrabilba estate.

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