LED street lights

In December 2015, we awarded a contract to Bouygues Energies & Services Infrastructure to convert our street lights to energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).

We have converted almost 120,000 lights to LED, reducing our energy consumption by 27,530,405 kilowatt-hours (kWh), and reducing our carbon emissions by 17,744 tonnes.

Benefits

The new LEDs, along with a central management system mean we can:

  • control the the time the lights turn on and off
  • monitor our energy use
  • optimise lighting levels
  • detect faults.

You may see the colour of a street light change to a neutral white (4,000k).

LED technology is much more efficient than the existing lights, and will help us reduce:

  • the need for you to report a faulty street light
  • our overall energy costs
  • maintenance costs
  • carbon emissions
  • light pollution.

Report a non-working LED street light

If an LED street light is not working, our central management system will pick this up and we will investigate to repair within 28 days.

If there is an electricity supply issue, this may take longer as we'll need to involve the power supply company.

Parish council street lights

There are roughly 3,200 parish council owned street lights in Kent.

If we do not maintain a parish council that is faulty, you must contact them directly to report the broken light.

Parish street lights were not included in our LED conversion, therefore their lights may not be converted to LED. For information on whether these lights are to be converted, please contact your parish council.

District council street lights

There are approximately 10,000 district owned street lights in Kent.

We look after and maintain some district council lights, but if a faulty light cannot be repaired due to further works or replacement being required, we will need their permission and funding to carry out any replacement works; this can take longer than 28 days.

District street lights were not included in our LED conversion, therefore their lights may not be converted to LED. For information on whether these lights are to be converted, please contact your district council.