The emergence of LED light bulbs has been a hot topic as far as replacing aging streetlights is concerned. More recently, the Indian city of Berhampur is making moves to make its streets brighter and safer with the installation of LED streetlights

Under its street light programme, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) had installed 25 energy-efficient LED lights along half km stretch from Courtpeta to New bus stand road which will be put to use on Thursday. At present, the city has five high-mast lights and sodium vapour lights at other places. The BMC pays `16 lakh towards electricity charges for these lights.

The civic body has launched a drive to replace vapour lights along major roads, including the national highway passing through the city, with decorative LED lights. “Power charges will be reduced by half after usage of LED lights,” said assistant engineer (Mechanical) of the civic body Sukant Kumar Sabat. 

The whole story at New Indian Express

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