An energy supplier in the UK is offering new LED technology to local authorities to help them light their streets using less power.
E.ON told Business Green that its Marlin lighting product could cut the quantity of energy used by 70 per cent and the company claimed that it is the first low-power streetlight to be manufactured and developed in the UK.
The news provider explained that the item was created in partnership with Advanced LEDs and will be pitched to private companies as well as public authorities.
Rachel Hodge, a representative from the energy firm, was quoted as saying: "We're bidding for a number of highway and streetlighting contracts and wanted to demonstrate a step change within the efficiency of lighting."
According to Business Green, the bulbs contain no harmful mercury or heavy metals.
Last week, Welsh company Lomox Limited were awarded more than £450,000 by the Carbon Trust to develop organic LED technology, which could allow flat-panel screens of low-energy light.