Government switches to energy-efficient street lights

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Government switches to energy-efficient street lights

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology has embarked on a Pilot LED Street Lighting Project.

Under the first phase of the project, 48 LED street lights will replace the 250W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lights currently being used.

The new LED lights are expected to be as much as 60 percent more efficient than the HPS bulbs. They also have a longer life span, provide greater luminance and better light uniformity.

Street lighting accounts for 3.1 percent of LUCELEC’s total sales and costs the Government of Saint Lucia EC$ 9.84 million annually.

In addition to significant cost-savings for the Government, this LED Street Lighting initiative supports the government’s efforts toward developing a Green Economy and is consistent with the philosophy that there can be no sustainable development for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Saint Lucia without Sustainable Energy.

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