Blazing a new trail with 'green' bulbs
LIGHTS AT REDMOND SQUARE
WEXFORD IS the first town in the county to begin greening its Christmas lights with plans to replace over four kilometres of festive lighting with energy-efficient bulbs.
Wexford Festive Lighting Committee has embarked on a mission to replace the 15 watt bulbs with LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), which last longer and use less energy.
The project is being supported by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Electrical contractor Philip Redmond has already installed the new energyefficient lights on the bridge and along Wexford quayfront.
The committee also has plans to give the Main Street a new look for Christmas 2011 by updating the town's light decorations with new cross-street LED motifs.
'We have a wonderful distinct shopping that deserves to be showcased at its best,' said Chamber of Commerce CEO Madeleine Quirke.
' The introduction of greener LEDs will ensure Wexford looks great while being environmentally friendly at the same time.'
Contributions to the lights fund are being accepted by the lighting committee at the Chamber offices at Wexford Enterprise Centre.