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Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) held a trial last year that successfully called for new dimming LED street lights. So far about 2,000 LED lights have already been fitted by the BANES Council, with 2,000 more scheduled to be replaced. The council has estimated that with the new energy-saving, dimming lights, taxpayers will save roughly 200,000 pounds ($318,160 US) a year for taxpayers, and will also reduce the carbon footprint of the lights by 800 tons. The LED lights’ dimming functionality will also provide BANES with another way to save money. During lower-traffic times of the night, the LED lights will be dimmed to keep the roadways safe and help minimize costs. BANES should be completed with the full LED installation by the Spring of 2013.