Street lights

In Kent, there are around:

  • 118,000 street lights
  • 25,500 lit signs and bollards.

We're converting many of our street lights to energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. Read more about our LED street lighting project.

We own and look after most of the street lights in Kent. Parish and district councils own and look after some and some are privately owned.

The street lights on motorways and trunk roads are looked after by the Highways Agency, so any faults should be reported using their helpline (0300 123 5000).

The lights that we own have a code (such as 'ABCD123') on the side of the column which is used to identify the light. The code is similar to a house postcode and tells us where the light is located when faults are reported.

Report a problem with a street light