JOHN Barford car park has been lit up with low-energy lighting, after Rugby Borough Council teamed up with town company Ecolight.
The car park, heavily used by shoppers, visitors and town-centre workers, has become increasingly expensive to light due to rising energy and maintenance costs. The lighting was not as efficient as when installed due to its age.
Ecolight, based in Butlers Leap, assessed the car park and proposed high tech LED lighting, providing improved lighting at reasonable cost and with a realistic payback period.
The lighting provides a more natural coloured light across the car park, with sensors to turn on lights in less heavily used areas.
A spokesman for Rugby Borough Council said: “We now have an energy efficient LED lighting system at John Barford car park that will save us an estimated 70 per cent per year in energy costs and associated maintenance charges.
“We are looking forward to working with Ecolight in the near future to see if we can install energy-efficient lighting solutions for our town hall and council office buildings.”