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All streetlights in Punjab to be replaced by LED lights

All streetlights in Punjab to be replaced by LED lights

November 8, 2014: Punjab government (India) has decided to replace all traditional streetlights across all cities of the state. These streetlights will be have LED lights as the state government has decided to save power, at the same time make the streets well lit with the help of LED lights. Besides saving energy, the LED project will help to improve visibility at night which will make the streets save for drivers and pedestrians.

All streetlights in Punjab to be replaced by LED lights

The LED streetlight project has been approved by Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab. The project will be completed by August 15, 2015. It has been projected that the project to convert to LED streetlights will save about 100 MW power per year.

Cities like Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana and Bathinda have beed chosen for the first phase, which will be completed by April 30, 2015. In the next phase, LED lights will be installed all other urban areas in the next four months. The LED pilot project has already started off in Mohali, which will be completed by the year end.

A study done in Mohali has revealed that 35,20,911 KW of power will be saved every year by replacing about 18920 street lights by LED lights.

Sukhbir Singh Badal has also announced that all traditional lights at state government offices, corporations and boards will be replaced by LED lights. This will reduce power consumption in the state drastically. He also called upon educational and religious organizations to adopt LED lights and save electricity, and at the same time, contribute to a green planet.

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