Larnaca with new environmentally friendly lighting
The eco initiative is expected to bring energy savings of 67%
- July 25, 2019 21:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Larnaca Municipality announced that it has signed a contract for the supply and installation of LED street lighting with the Electricity Authority at the end of last week. The eco initiative is expected to bring about energy savings of 67%. The lighting in in the municipality will be upgraded with 8,300 LED lights at a total cost of 1,377,499.40 euros plus VAT. The total amount for the project includes eight years of maintenance.
Replacing the old light bulbs will both reduce electricity consumption and the bill the municipality has to pay for electricity. Larnaca's local government hopes to save around 500,000 euros per year, depending on which bulbs are going to be installed, while pollutants will also be reduced and there will be better lighting quality. Replacement of road lighting in the Municipality is expected to begin at the end of December 2019 and to be completed by the end of May 2020.
The share of electricity consumed for lighting is 19% globally and 14% in the European Union. In Europe incandescent bulbs are being phased out and must be replaced by new, energy efficient and environmentally friendly lighting technologies. The implementation of the new LED technology will save not only energy but also money as their life span is much longer, reducing street lighting maintenance costs by 50% to 70%.
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