LED Streetlight Upgrade

We have collaborated with our electricity network service provider, Endeavour Energy, to undertake a Local Government Area (LGA) wide replacement of our old inefficient streetlights with new high efficiency LED lights. Replacing these old technology lights with new LEDs is both a cost and energy saving measure, whilst also improving the overall quality of the streetlight network improving safety for motorists and pedestrians. 

The new streetlights that Endeavour Energy are progressively rolling out across our LGA is part of an even larger project that will eventually see the replacement of the entire Endeavour Energy streetlight network to LED technology.

Endeavour Energy commenced replacement of the old lights in late November 2023, with the entire project anticipated to be completed within 6 to 8 months.

Why is it occurring?

Replacing old technology lights with new LEDs is both a cost and energy saving measure, whilst also improving the overall quality of lighting and reducing our carbon emissions by switching to low energy lighting.

Once this project is completed, Endeavour Energy will have replaced over 13 000 lights across our LGA, which will lead to a reduction in energy use of over 50% from our street lighting network whilst also halving our annual greenhouse gas emissions from street lighting.

Who will be affected?

Endeavour Energy intends to perform all replacement work with as minimal disruption to residents as possible by undertaking work during low traffic times of the day.

You may notice an Endeavour Energy service truck with an elevated work platform (cherry picker) on residential streets for a short time while undertaking the light replacement work.

There should be no disruption to electricity supply at households during the light replacement work. 

For further info on the project, read through our FAQs 

How will works affect my street

The changeover of streetlights involves a single elevated work platform with two to three crew members.

It typically takes less than 10 minutes to replace a streetlight and the works are scheduled during times of low traffic volumes, so any disruptions to traffic flow in your street should not last long.

All cars can remain parked on the streets.

Who is installing the new lights?

Endeavour Energy, the electricity network service provider that owns the lighting infrastructure, will be installing the new lights on Campbelltown City Council’s behalf.

They will be liaising with us throughout the project.

Why did Council choose these particular lights?

The LED lights have been approved for use by Endeavour Energy, which is the electricity network service provider that owns the lighting infrastructure in Campbelltown. The lights have been tested to ensure they meet relevant Australian Standards in regard to safety and light levels. These lights have superior performance to the existing lights.

The new lights have:

  • Greater uniformity of light across and along the street.
  • Better colour rendering and visibility.
  • Less depreciation of the light output over time.
  • Less waste light spill.
  • Lower maintenance costs.

How long do the new lights last?

The luminaire (the main body of the light) will last about 20 years, as will the LED chips.

What will happen to all the old lights?

Endeavour Energy will ensure that the old lights are disposed of in a way that minimises the impact on the environment and minimises the need for landfill processing.

Endeavour Energy will provide Council with evidence of the recycling of the lights by a certified recycler and list the correct disposal method and data for components that cannot be recycled. 

What is the circular device on the bottom of the light?

These are sensors to assist with the functionality of the light.

These sensors are referred to as photocells or daylight sensors which function by automatically turning on or off the light by sensing the illumination value of the surroundings.

These types of sensors are very common and are found on almost all modern streetlights.  

The sensor may also have the functionality to detect a fault in the light and alert Endeavour Energy that maintenance is required on the light. 

Who is responsible for streetlights?

Endeavour Energy operates and maintains the existing public lighting assets in the Campbelltown LGA. This includes repairing and replacing these assets as and when required. All lighting maintained by Endeavour Energy complies with the Australian Standards and has been tested to ensure this compliance.

Do the new lights have more glare?

The LED lights provide a more direct light, as opposed to the older lights which are multidirectional and lose a lot of light spill horizontally. There is much less light spill with the newer technology. The light may appear more white.

Contact Endeavour Energy directly if you would like to raise a concern about the glare level of a light.

If you have already contacted Endeavour Energy and still have concerns, contact Campbelltown City Council. We will review the concern and follow up with Endeavour Energy to see what extra work may be possible.

Are the lights to standard and who decides this?

The Electricity Supply Act 1995 (NSW) requires Endeavour Energy to provide lighting services in accordance with the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Lighting for Roads and Public Spaces (AS/NZS 1158) (Australian Standard).

The Australian Standard sets the requirements for the design, installation, and the safe and appropriate operation of public lighting assets within the community. This includes the level of illumination to be provided by the lights, the colour temperature of the lights as well as where and how lamps and poles are to be positioned along certain sections of road (for example, at curves, bends, roundabouts, and pedestrian crossings).

All lighting maintained by Endeavour Energy complies with the Australian Standards and has been tested to ensure this compliance.


If you have any further questions or concerns that are not covered above, please contact Endeavour Energy: