The scheme will reduce energy by 60 per cent as well as maintenance costs.
The high colour rendering of the scheme is designed to improve visibility for cyclists and motorists to boost safety. Transport for London projections show the cost of lighting the tunnel could fall from around £50,000 annually to less than £10,000. The luminaires are designed to last for 20 years as opposed to the existing system’s two-year life span. The LED system is contributing towards the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s target of a 60 per cent reduction in the Capital’s CO2 emissions by 2025. Upper Thames Street tunnel, which opened in 1970, carries around 35,000 vehicles each day.