(PRWEB UK) 12 September 2013
Melbourne City Council has proposed a scheme to upgrade its public lighting over a period of ten years, according to the article 'Melbourne plans public lighting upgrade' by lighting.co.uk (20th Aug). Illumination of landmarks and landscapes is hoped to enhance the city’s skyline and promote Melbourne as a 24-hour city. The council also aims to improve safety, “so that places that are attractive by day will remain safe, comfortable and engaging after dark,” states the plan.
The strategy aims to improve the quality of its current lighting, but also to increase the energy efficiency of public lighting. The plan will cost an estimated $20 million (almost £12 million), but could save the council almost $2 million (around £1.16 million) per year. It is thought that it could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 8,000 tonnes annually. The plan states that “a vibrant and event-filled city is enhanced by innovative, well-considered lighting.”
Lights 4 Living, who supply high quality outdoor and home lighting in the UK, are supportive of Melbourne’s plans. A representative for the company said:
“Effective lighting can make a huge difference, whether it’s to your home or to a city skyline! It’s great to see Melbourne opting for energy-efficient lighting, which is both a way to save money and to help protect the environment. You can achieve this in your house too by choosing energy saving bulbs. LED lights are becoming increasingly popular in homes because of their ability to illuminate effectively whilst also being long lasting and energy efficient.”
Lights 4 Living are a leading lighting company based in Bath that stock a wide and ever-growing range of home lighting. With over thirty-five years in the lighting industry, Lights 4 Living have a great relationship with many lighting manufacturers so can offer unbeatable competitive prices on ceiling lights, picture lights, wall lights and more.