Jan 4, 2016: Indian city Mohali in Punjab, a commercial hub near Chandigarh city, will soon install 18,000 LED streetlights. The local municipal corporation (MC) is planning to shift to LED lights and replace 18,000 traditional streetlights. This will not only save energy, but will also save the city immensely on poer bill. Mohali will save energy worth of Rs 150 million (US $2.3 million) to about Rs 200 million. This project is expected to start of by mid- 2016.
If any LED streetlight are found faulty,municipal corporation would repair or replace them for free while a penalty will also be issued to it. A survey showed that most of the roads in the city have faulty streetlights.
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.
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.
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.