The City of London Corporation has confirmed that “state-of-the-art” technology will coat urban spaces in various lighting types, levels and colours and at different times of the night.
It has been revealed to industry publication edie that the strategy will result in savings in energy and maintenance costs of around £500,000 each year.
City of London planning and transportation chairman Chris Hayward said: “It is vital that the City of London continues to invest in smart technology and infrastructure to maintain its position as a leading financial and business centre, as well as a leading cultural destination.
“Light will be used to celebrate and safeguard our streets while enhancing the experience for the Square Mile’s growing night time economy.”
Open already for consultation, the strategy will assess the balance between darkness and street and commercial lighting, after surveys found that some streets may currently be excessively lit compared to how many people actually use them.
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