The municipality of Schiffweiler has replaced more than 2000 old street lights with modern LED lights in the past three years. In the meantime, the LED lighting has been changed almost across the board. The municipality is counting on annual savings of more than 110.000 euros.
2015 euros were invested between 2018 and 99.342. Around a quarter of the total (24.835 euros) is covered by the “ZEP-communal” (future energy program communal) as part of a grant.
The community contribution is 74.506 euros.
Mayor Markus Fuchs says about the switch to LED lights:
"Due to the conversion to LED, we expect to save over 115.000 euros in electricity costs annually"
The old high-pressure sodium lamps, which previously provided brightness on the streets, required up to 250 watts per lamp. With a complete conversion to LED technology, a saving potential of 579 MWh was forecast. With a net electricity price of € 0,20 / kWh, this corresponds to annual savings of € 115.800 and a CO2 reduction of around 300 t / a.