Street lights and LEDs

Courtenay Place at night.

Courtenay Place is lit up with LED street lights

How to report a broken street light

You can report a broken street light by:

Please be really specific about the location of the broken street light.

Installing LED street lights across Wellington

This year we are rolling out a city-wide installation of LED (light-emitting diode) street lights. This project will cause minimal disruption day to day as each light should only take 20-30 minutes to replace and appropriate traffic management will be in place. The work will be carried out in stages across the city which has been divided into 20 areas for the installation. 

The street lights are initially being installed at 50% brightness to avoid glare on road surfaces. If you are concerned a street light is too dim, you can get in touch with us on 04 499 4444 or email info@wcc.govt.nz to get it adjusted. 

The LED streetlights are expected to have lifetime 4 to 5 times longer than the old HID streetlights. They also use half as much power as the old street lights, making them much more cost and energy efficient.

The estimated cost of the full project is $17 million. The Council will contribute $2.5 million from existing budgets and the remainder will come from the New Zealand Transport Agency.

The changeover started in February and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.