There is a silent LED revolution going on in India.
Andhra Pradesh has installed approximately 20 lakh LED street lights in the urban and rural areas and now wants to install another 10 lakh of them across the state.
In a press release, the media advisor (energy) of the government, stated that the programme would alter the way villages look. Brighter streets would provide the residents with a better feeling of security. The financial benefits? Around Rs 500 crore, and energy savings of 333 MU in the next decade.
LED (Light Emitting Diode) street lights are supposedly more energy efficient compared to conventional street lighting fixtures. They can produce the same or higher amount of luminance than a traditional light, using half the power. Another advantage is that LED lights do not fail —their output gradually decreases when they need to be replaced.
The Ministry of Power released a statement in April last year, which outlined a policy wherein 21 lakh street lights across the nation would be installed under the Street Light National Programme. The initiative is expected to lead to an annual energy savings of 295 million units. Read More
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