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Unlike CFLs, LED Lamps contain no mercury. For more on Fluorescent lamps and mercury, see end-of-life management and Mercury in Fish .
Local councils pay electricity distributors to maintain streetlights on their behalf and LED streetlights have the potential to cut both their energy and maintenance charges by a significant amount.
Mr Myors said Light Emitting Diode technology was becoming more common in household lights, however the technology had not yet become mainstream in public lighting on Australian streets.
"An average household LED can last more than 20 years and cut energy use by up to 75%," Mr Myors said.
"But we don’t yet know how they can perform in streetlights under Australian conditions."..Energy saving technology tested on NSW streets AUSGRID 15/12/2011
Ausgrid trials of LEDs at eight sites are progressing well with Ausgrid now indicating that it may be willing to stage a full LED Expression of Interest (EOI) within a couple of months and a full tender later this year. The continuing challenges with CFL lighting have notably accelerated Ausgrid’s consideration of LEDs in recent months...Leichhardt Municipal Council, LMC Climate Change Taskforce (Agenda March 2012) more
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