One of the major initiatives taken by Greater Chennai Corporation under Smart City Project is replacing of existing sodium vapour lamps with LED lights. LED based lighting system has become a popular substitute for low voltage lighting. LEDs are favored over incandescent bulb or CFL as LEDs convert far more of their energy in to light. For instance, substantial amount of energy is wasted as heat in bulbs. Increased efficiency means a drop in withdrawal from the grid or that batteries will last much longer maintaining the brightness. The expected lifetime of LEDs is over 10 lakh running hours. To top it off, the maintenance cost is negligible, as it operates at a very low voltage.
Chennai is the pioneer city in India for converting sodium vapor lamps into LED lights. Greater Chennai Corporation’s vision is to replace the sodium vapor lamps into LED Lights and it is our prime responsibility to ensure that Chennai City is lighted and illuminated during night hours. Illuminated city areas beautify the location and also it is the proven track record that anti-social activities had drastically reduced by improving the coverage of lightning. In this project, total number of 1772 sodium vapor lamps will be replaced into LED lights. Considering the cost involved in the street lights, GCC feels that installing energy saving lights is the need of the hour.
Greater Chennai Corporation has successfully delivered the job as promised. The project has been completed successfully & currently the maintenance period is underway.
The Highlights Of This Project Are:-
According to statistics, a total number of 1772 LED lights have been supplied and fitted.
An estimated amount of Rs 41,58,000 will be saved per year
A total amount of 6,54,800 Kwhr will be saved in terms of energy.
The estimated cost of this project is INR 3.44 crores.
LED lights have wider coverage of areas compared to sodium vapor lamps.
Improving the coverage of lightning reduces anti-social activities.
LED lights have better life time and they also use less energy.
LED lights cost significantly less than sodium vapor lamps.