Sep 19, 2016: At a time when India is planning to emerge as the LED capital, not only major cities are installing LED street lighting, the small towns and suburbs are also switching over to LED street lighting.
Indian south city Chennai has installed new LED streetlights on CTH Road at Ambattur OT. The introduction of LED lighting in this suburb area has solved issues such as bad lighting, and residents seem happy to get such energy efficient lighting system in their area.
LED streetlights reach Chennai suburb
With the installation of LED lights, visibility of roads has increased. The roads are much clearer and even, smallest bump are easily visible now, according to a resident of Ambattur OT. However, the tree branches are blocking the lights, and hence, the residents have requested the corporation to prune the branches for uninterrupted light visibility.
In August 2016, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had announced a mega project to replace the existing street lamps of the State with LED lights to reduce government expenses. In the first phase, 10 city Corporations, 19 Municipalities in Tirupur zone and 18 Municipalities in Thanjavur zone will get LED lamps.
Also this year, Dindingul Corporation and the remaining Municipalities will be equipped with LED lamps. This will be implemented at a cost of Rs 320 crore, and this would bring down the power bills of civic bodies by 35%.