A DONATION of energy-saving lighting by a Dartford firm is putting the green back into Greenhithe.

Greenhithe Community Centre in Alexander Road received the light-emitting diode (LED) system from company 8point3, based at The Bridge.

The new fixtures were installed to replace the old fluorescent lighting in the centre.

Company managing director Ashley Bateup said: "LED lighting uses up to 80 per cent less energy than traditional lighting systems, meaning users see significantly reduced electricity bills.

"The dramatic reduction in energy used means the hall will be significantly lowering the amount of CO2 it is responsible for, reducing its carbon footprint as well as its electricity bills."

Ward councillor Cllr David Mote said: "We really hope that this will be a beacon to will show other organisations how to save both energy and the environment."