Following suit with the new LED revolution in Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati will soon see full LED glow that will replace the traditional lighting system in the city.
The project is expected to go complete by the year end, predictably ringing in the new year with new lights.
Presently, there are close to 10,500 streetlights in Tirupati, that range from 36/40 watt tube lights to 400 watt metal halide lamps. The coming weeks will see Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a public sector undertaking, along with the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) replacing the conventional bulbs with new LED variants.
Speaking to the media, D Sridhar, Deputy Executive Engineer (Electrical), MCT, said that so far, as many as 4,000 LED lamps have been installed at various locations in the temple city.
“This move has helped the corporation save nearly Rs.4 lakh on power bill. Besides the energy efficiency/saving component, LED streetlights reduce the emissions emanating from conventional streetlights, making it an environment-friendly initiative,” he said.
The number of watts planned in the new LED project contribute to the energy efficiency initiative by the state government. The existing 36/40 watt tube lights will be replaced with the LED variants of 20, 70, 150 and 250 watt sodium vapour lamps and 40, 72 and 120 watt variants respectively.
The 400 watt metal halide lamps will be replaced with 200 watt LED bulbs. The Energy Efficiency Services Limited will mentor and oversee this project for the next 12 years, seven years for maintenance and proceeding five years for warranty. This project is being implemented with an estimated cost of Rs.7 crore and is expected to save Rs.10 lakh per month on power bills.