Street lighting

Redbridge has approximately 21,000 street Lights and over 6,000 illuminated signs and bollards. We maintain these and other street furniture such as street name plates, vehicle activated signs, school amber flashes, non illuminated signs and zebra crossing lights. If you find that one of these lights is damaged, faulty or broken you can report it to us and we'll repair it.

You can report a faulty street light or street furniture online.

Report a faulty street light

You will need to provide the address of where the street light or street furniture is located.

After you have reported the street light we will usually inspect and repair it within seven working days.

Traffic lights and street furniture

We are not responsible for any traffic lights in Redbridge or street furniture on:

  • A12 (Eastern Avenue)
  • A1400 (Woodford Avenue)
  • A406 (Barking Relief Road)

Report a problem with street furniture and traffic lights

If there is a problem with street furniture on:

  • A12 (Eastern Avenue)
  • A1400 (Woodford Avenue)
  • A406 (Barking Relief Road)

or any traffic lights in Redbridge , you will need to contact Transport for London (TfL)

Energy saving street lights

As part of an ongoing Carbon and Energy saving initiative, Redbridge Council will be replacing Street Lights with energy efficient LED lights.

The Council is saving money and energy while keeping our streets well-lit, by replacing street lights with energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights.

Working in partnership with the Council’s Street Lighting Contractor Skanska, work has begun on a Borough wide £4.4 million LED replacement of Street Lights programme to make considerable energy and financial savings. All residential street lights will be replaced with LED lighting over the next 2 years.

We provide and maintains approximately 21,000 street lights across the borough and currently spends over £940,000 a year on electricity for street lighting and signs.

The new energy saving lighting will drastically reduce costs in the borough, making savings of 60 percent per unit in energy.

The new lighting will also help residents feel safer and more secure in the dark. The white light of LED lighting makes it easier to distinguish objects, colours, shapes and other details such as facial recognition.

White light also gives a more even illumination with fewer shadows and the design ensures that light is directed downwards instead of upwards reducing light pollution in the sky.

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