LED Upgrade

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The recent LED tender undertaken by Essential Energy provided a range of LED luminaries to replace an estimated 98% of existing non-LED technology streetlights.

A significant benefit from the tender process was the improvement in quality of product and reduction in energy consumption that has further improved the value of LED compared to older technology.

The total life cycle operating cost of LED luminaries is significantly lower than retaining the existing technology when considering both maintenance and energy savings. Further, LED’s provide more uniform and reliable lighting creating safer public spaces for the community, and reduced greenhouse emissions into the environment.

This has generated an accelerated uptake from Councils to convert to LED technology, Essential Energy plans to undertake this upgrade to new technology within this regulatory period 2019 - 2024.

As the LED upgrade rolls out across our network we'll be keeping the community informed here on Essential Engagement and through joint media releases with each council.


The recent LED tender undertaken by Essential Energy provided a range of LED luminaries to replace an estimated 98% of existing non-LED technology streetlights.

A significant benefit from the tender process was the improvement in quality of product and reduction in energy consumption that has further improved the value of LED compared to older technology.

The total life cycle operating cost of LED luminaries is significantly lower than retaining the existing technology when considering both maintenance and energy savings. Further, LED’s provide more uniform and reliable lighting creating safer public spaces for the community, and reduced greenhouse emissions into the environment.

This has generated an accelerated uptake from Councils to convert to LED technology, Essential Energy plans to undertake this upgrade to new technology within this regulatory period 2019 - 2024.

As the LED upgrade rolls out across our network we'll be keeping the community informed here on Essential Engagement and through joint media releases with each council.


  • Cobar Shire Council

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    3 months ago

    LED Streetlight project to provide long-term benefits

    LED Streetlight project to provide long-term benefits

  • Dubbo Regional Council

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    3 months ago

    The LED Streetlight replacement program has commenced in Dubbo Regional Council

    The LED Streetlight replacement program has commenced in Dubbo Regional Council

  • Orange City Council

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    4 months ago

    Orange City Council's LED upgrade is now underway. The project to convert almost 5000 lights over the next 12 months will see a significant reduction in maintenance and energy charges and provide the community safer and more reliable lighting.

    Orange City Council's LED upgrade is now underway. The project to convert almost 5000 lights over the next 12 months will see a significant reduction in maintenance and energy charges and provide the community safer and more reliable lighting.

  • Bathurst Regional Council

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    6 months ago

    Bathurst Regional Council commence the LED Upgrade of over 5600 of the city's streetlights.


    Bathurst Regional Council commence the LED Upgrade of over 5600 of the city's streetlights.


  • Albury City

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    7 months ago

    Bright idea to light up city streets

    Bright idea to light up city streets