LED Street Lights illuminate the Vale!

LED lanterns have a much longer lifespan and require less maintenance than the traditional sodium lamps, they are highly energy efficient, reduce carbon emissions and cost less than a quarter of conventional lighting in energy consumption.



As an authority we have to make considerable cost savings as well as lessen our carbon footprint and LED lighting goes a long way to contribute to this saving in both environmental and monetary terms.


LED stands for light emitting diodes, they are small light emitting units grouped together to provide a light source that can be more accurately controlled and directed. LED lights:

  • Have a much longer lifespan than the traditional lighting
  • Enhance facial recognition for security and CCTV cameras
  • Are cheaper to run than traditional street lighting
  • The light emitted is directional and illuminates the highways and footpaths
  • Reduce the amount of light pollution such as backlight into resident's houses
  • Brighter white light enabling a better distinguishing of colours and making objects look sharper and clearer at night
  • Provide a white light source that concentrates light into the road and footway meaning less light pollution into homes and gardens

LED Lights in the Vale

To view LED lights throughout the Vale, please view our map.


Part-night lights are marked in yellow, LED lights in green and standard lights in orange.

To view LED lights:

  • Expand 'Part-night Street Lighting' tab on left hand menu
  • Tick 'LED Bulb'
  • Navigate to your area


Map of LED lights

  • Can you control the brightness and glare of the new lighting?
    With the advent of the new technology the new lanterns can also be programmed to dim in the early hours where the higher lighting levels are not required due to the lack of pedestrian and road traffic. Any glare from the new lanterns that cause concern can be addressed by fitting shades to lanterns. 
  • Are other councils installing LED lights?

    Many other councils across Wales and England have successfully installed LED street lights as part of their street lighting energy reduction strategies.