Powys county council: From the bbc
22 October 2012 Last updated at 14:15From Powys CC
Street lights may go back on in Powys as low energy LED
Street lamp Powys council angered some communities when it turned off street lights in 2008
Thousands of street lights turned off by a council to save money four years ago could be switched back on under plans to use low energy bulbs.
Powys council wants to spend £1.4m installing LED bulbs in 14,000 lights, including the 4,770 it blacked out.
The council angered some communities when it turned off the lamps in 2008.
Jonathan Greatorex, who led a campaign against the blackout, said he was delighted the council had "finally seen the light".
Some lights initially switched off four years ago were turned back on at certain times following a review, while some individuals and town councils paid for their lamps to stay on.
The authority said the aim of the new project was to reduce energy consumption, provide adequate lighting in sensitive areas and cut the cost of maintaining street lighting.
The proposal is recommended for approval and goes before its cabinet on Tuesday.