A MISSION to convert 4000 Vale street lights to LED technology will begin in a few weeks as part of a £1.3m investment.

The roll out, which will eventually cover every residential street, is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

Investing in LED lanterns for ‘standard’ lighting in residential streets represents the latest stage of the authority’s street lighting strategy and is aimed at bringing further energy savings and reducing C02 emissions.

The LED lanterns will be exempt from part-night lighting and will therefore remain on throughout the night.

Vale council cabinet member for building services, highways and transportation, Cllr Peter King said: “I am pleased to announce this significant investment from the council in residential street lighting which will reduce the council’s energy costs and carbon emissions.”

Penarth will be the first area to receive LED lighting and the roll out will then progress westwards across the Vale.

A further phase to convert ‘non-standard’ lanterns to LED will begin later in 2017.

Details of the installation programme will be made available at www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk