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500 roads to get new LED lighting

SINGAPORE — Street lights at about 500 roads in Singapore will be progressively replaced with more energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lighting starting this month.

SINGAPORE — Street lights at about 500 roads in Singapore will be progressively replaced with more energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lighting starting this month.

The LED street lighting replacement programme will see some 4,000 LED street lights installed and will mainly cover lower-trafficked roads and residential roads, where the street lights have lower wattage (70 to 150 watts) and are reaching product end-of-life, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) today (July 8).

It is expected to result in energy savings of up to 30 per cent compared with the current high-pressure sodium vapour lamps, while meeting the required lighting standards.

This follows a three-year trial conducted along Northumberland Road and Tekka Lane, where 17 lamp posts were fitted with LED lights.

Replacement works will be completed by the second quarter of 2018.

The LTA said it is also “actively looking into the possibility of using LED technology for higher wattage lighting >250W along major arterial roads and expressways”.

In August last year, the LTA embarked on a trial using high wattage LED lamps along Lorong 1 Toa Payoh to study energy consumption, durability and maintenance challenges. The trial is expected to be completed by 2016.

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