India will replace all traditional street lights with LED lights in East Delhi. All traditional street lights and half-high lights under the jurisdiction of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) will soon be replaced by LED lights. This large-scale project will turn 1.2 liters of lights into LED lights, and the densely populated area of East Delhi will be brighter. Last Thursday, the EDMC Standing Committee approved the LED lighting project, which will save about 78% of the electricity bill.
EDMC will maintain street lights and half-high mast lights on roads less than 60 feet wide. It is also responsible for the lighting of parks, markets, gathering places and public places. An official said: “We plan to increase the overall efficiency of public lighting through this upgrade.”
The project is very important for EDMC because, in addition to better public lighting, LED lighting projects will also ease economic tensions for EDMC. An official said: “Every year we pay about 7 billion rupees to the power company. Private companies that are going to take on this lighting project will save us about 77% of our revenue.”
The private company will bear all costs of replacing the lights. An official said: “Because of the savings in energy savings, we will pay the power company. Even after paying private companies and paying about 20% of the electricity bill, EDMC can save revenue.”