LED all the way to light refills

2018-07-26 06:00

Around R6m has been spent on an LED street light replacement project over the last financial year, benefiting areas including Manenberg, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

Over the past few months, the City of Cape Town has replaced 2284 light poles from the high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

“All the areas selected to be refurbished are identified by the district offices as areas they would like to address. The Primrose Park area will be upgraded once all the required material has been received. An exact commencement date is not available at this stage, but all work will be completed by the end of the current financial year. The other areas were refurbished in the 2017/2018 financial year and amount to R6.2m,” says Mayco member for informal settlements, water, waste services and energy, Xanthea Limberg.

“Ongoing replacement and maintenance is always important to ensure a well-functioning public lighting network. The replacement of the lighting in the above areas is important to reduce the required maintenance in the areas and also to assist in the City’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. Our aim is to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Over time the whole public lighting network with be converted to LED.”

The City has budgeted approximately R20m in this new financial year to replace more HID lamps with LED lights.

“To date, some 820 km of roads have been retrofitted across the metro. City investigations indicate that a saving of about 40% can be achieved compared with an HID fitting with the same light intensity,” says Limberg­.

An HID lamp has a usable life expectancy of about four years. In comparison, an LED fitting can last for as long as 25 years.

“In theory, if an LED fitting is installed correctly and is not tampered with while in operation, it should not require maintenance for the full life of the fitting,” she says.

The City has also recently completed the first phase of the M3 refurbishment project that has seen 1.5km of the road between the Princess Anne and Woolsack off-ramps completed.

This particular project has included the replacement of 82 lights at a cost of R952 656.

“Once the full scope of the project is completed, the full length of the M3 from Buitengracht Street to Klaassens Road will be lit with LED technology. The full extent of the refurbishment will be 13.5 km of lighting on both sides of the roadway,” says Limberg.

This programme will see the roll-out of LED technology to major and minor roads within the areas being upgraded.

The most recent areas where this programme was rolled out include Protea Park in Atlantis, Manenberg, the Gugulethu Phase 4 housing project, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

“All of the City’s traffic lights and 15% of the street lights have been retrofitted with LEDs or energy-efficient bulbs. This is part of our efforts to become a more sustainable city and to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Becoming more efficient is also necessary to enhancing the resilience of this city. The cost of an LED fitting is still higher at this stage but it is coming down. It is projected that the lower energy usage and the reduced maintenance requirements of an LED fitting will result in substantial savings for the City over the life of the unit,” says Limberg. Refurbishment projects that will be done in this new financial year include Wesbank, Protea Valley, Avondale, Fairfield Estate, Killarney Gardens, Primrose Park and Bhunga Drive.

Around R6m has been spent on an LED street light replacement project over the last financial year benefiting areas including Manenberg, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

Over the past few months, the City of Cape Town has replaced 2284 light poles from the high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

“All the areas selected to be refurbished are identified by the district offices as areas they would like to address. The Primrose Park area will be upgraded once all the required material has been received. An exact commencement date is not available at this stage, but all work will be completed by the end of the current financial year. The other areas were refurbished in the 2017/2018 financial year and amount to R6.2m,” says Mayco member for informal settlements, water, waste services and energy, Xanthea Limberg.

“Ongoing replacement and maintenance is always important to ensure a well-functioning public lighting network. The replacement of the lighting in the above areas is important to reduce the required maintenance in the areas and also to assist in the City’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. Our aim is to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Over time the whole public lighting network with be converted to LED.”

The City has budgeted approximately R20m in this new financial year to replace more HID lamps with LED lights.

“To date, some 820 km of roads have been retrofitted across the metro. City investigations indicate that a saving of about 40% can be achieved compared with an HID fitting with the same light intensity,” says Limberg­.

An HID lamp has a usable life expectancy of about four years. In comparison, an LED fitting can last for as long as 25 years.

“In theory, if an LED fitting is installed correctly and is not tampered with while in operation, it should not require maintenance for the full life of the fitting,” she says.

The City has also recently completed the first phase of the M3 refurbishment project that has seen 1.5km of the road between the Princess Anne and Woolsack off-ramps completed­.

This programme will see the roll-out of LED technology to major and minor roads within the areas being upgraded.

Around R6m has been spent on an LED street light replacement project over the last financial year benefiting areas including Manenberg, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown­.

Over the past few months, the City of Cape Town has replaced 2284 light poles from the high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

“All the areas selected to be refurbished are identified by the district offices as areas they would like to address. The Primrose Park area will be upgraded once all the required material has been received. An exact commencement date is not available at this stage, but all work will be completed by the end of the current financial year. The other areas were refurbished in the 2017/2018 financial year and amount to R6.2m,” says Mayco member for informal settlements, water, waste services and energy, Xanthea Limberg. “Ongoing replacement and maintenance is always important to ensure a well-functioning public lighting network. The replacement of the lighting in the above areas is important to reduce the required maintenance in the areas and also to assist in the City’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. Our aim is to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Over time the whole public lighting network with be converted to LED.”

The City has budgeted approximately R20m in this new financial year to replace more HID lamps with LED lights.

“To date, some 820 km of roads have been retrofitted across the metro. City investigations indicate that a saving of about 40% can be achieved compared with an HID fitting with the same light intensity,” says Limberg.

An HID lamp has a usable life expectancy of about four years. In comparison, an LED fitting can last for as long as 25 years.

“In theory, if an LED fitting is installed correctly and is not tampered with while in operation, it should not require maintenance for the full life of the fitting,” she says.

The City has also recently completed the first phase of the M3 refurbishment project that has seen 1.5km of the road between the Princess Anne and Woolsack off-ramps completed.

This programme will see the roll-out of LED technology to major and minor roads within the areas being upgraded.

The most recent areas where this programme was rolled out include Protea Park in Atlantis, Manenberg, the Gugulethu Phase 4 housing project, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

“All of the City’s traffic lights and 15% of the street lights have been retrofitted with LEDs or energy-efficient bulbs. This is part of our efforts to become a more sustainable city and to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Becoming more efficient is also necessary to enhancing the resilience of this city,” says Limberg.

Around R6m has been spent on an LED street light replacement project over the last financial year benefiting areas including Manenberg, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

Over the past few months, the City of Cape Town has replaced 2284 light poles from the high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology­.

“All the areas selected to be refurbished are identified by the district offices as areas they would like to address. The Primrose Park area will be upgraded once all the required material has been received. An exact commencement date is not available at this stage, but all work will be completed by the end of the current financial year. The other areas were refurbished in the 2017/2018 financial year and amount to R6.2m,” says Mayco member for informal settlements, water, waste services and energy, Xanthea Limberg.

“Ongoing replacement and maintenance is always important to ensure a well-functioning public lighting network. The replacement of the lighting in the above areas is important to reduce the required maintenance in the areas and also to assist in the City’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. Our aim is to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Over time the whole public lighting network with be converted to LED.”

The City has budgeted approximately R20m in this new financial year to replace more HID lamps with LED lights.

“To date, some 820 km of roads have been retrofitted across the metro. City investigations indicate that a saving of about 40% can be achieved compared with an HID fitting with the same light intensity,” says Limberg.

An HID lamp has a usable life expectancy of about four years. In comparison, an LED fitting can last for as long as 25 years.

“In theory, if an LED fitting is installed correctly and is not tampered with while in operation, it should not require maintenance for the full life of the fitting,” she says.

The City has also recently completed the first phase of the M3 refurbishment project that has seen 1.5km of the road between the Princess Anne and Woolsack off-ramps completed.

The most recent areas where this programme was rolled out include Protea Park in Atlantis, Manenberg, the Gugulethu Phase 4 housing project, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

“All of the City’s traffic lights and 15% of the street lights have been retrofitted with LEDs or energy-efficient bulbs. This is part of our efforts to become a more sustainable city and to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses,” says Limberg.

Around R6m has been spent on an LED street light replacement project over the last financial year benefiting areas including Manenberg, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown­.

Over the past few months, the City of Cape Town has replaced 2284 light poles from the high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

“All the areas selected to be refurbished are identified by the district offices as areas they would like to address. The Primrose Park area will be upgraded once all the required material has been received. An exact commencement date is not available at this stage, but all work will be completed by the end of the current financial year. The other areas were refurbished in the 2017/2018 financial year and amount to R6.2m,” says Mayco member for informal settlements, water, waste services and energy, Xanthea Limberg. “Ongoing replacement and maintenance is always important to ensure a well-functioning public lighting network. The replacement of the lighting in the above areas is important to reduce the required maintenance in the areas and also to assist in the City’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. Our aim is to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Over time the whole public lighting network with be converted to LED.”

The City has budgeted approximately R20m in this new financial year to replace more HID lamps with LED lights.

“To date, some 820 km of roads have been retrofitted across the metro. City investigations indicate that a saving of about 40% can be achieved compared with an HID fitting with the same light intensity,” says Limberg.

An HID lamp has a usable life expectancy of about four years. In comparison, an LED fitting can last for as long as 25 years.

“In theory, if an LED fitting is installed correctly and is not tampered with while in operation, it should not require maintenance for the full life of the fitting,” she says.

The City has also recently completed the first phase of the M3 refurbishment project that has seen 1.5km of the road between the Princess Anne and Woolsack off-ramps completed. This programme will see the roll-out of LED technology to major and minor roads within the areas being upgraded.

The most recent areas where this programme was rolled out include Protea Park in Atlantis, Manenberg, the Gugulethu Phase 4 housing project, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

Around R6m has been spent on an LED street light replacement project over the last financial year benefiting areas including Manenberg, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

Over the past few months, the City of Cape Town has replaced 2284 light poles from the high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

“All the areas selected to be refurbished are identified by the district offices as areas they would like to address. The Primrose Park area will be upgraded once all the required material has been received. An exact commencement date is not available at this stage, but all work will be completed by the end of the current financial year. The other areas were refurbished in the 2017/2018 financial year and amount to R6.2m,” says Mayco member for informal settlements, water, waste services and energy, Xanthea Limberg.

“Ongoing replacement and maintenance is always important to ensure a well-functioning public lighting network. The replacement of the lighting in the above areas is important to reduce the required maintenance in the areas and also to assist in the City’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. Our aim is to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Over time the whole public lighting network with be converted to LED.”

The City has budgeted approximately R20m in this new financial year to replace more HID lamps with LED lights.

“To date, some 820 km of roads have been retrofitted across the metro. City investigations indicate that a saving of about 40% can be achieved compared with an HID fitting with the same light intensity,” says Limberg­.

An HID lamp has a usable life expectancy of about four years. In comparison, an LED fitting can last for as long as 25 years.

“In theory, if an LED fitting is installed correctly and is not tampered with while in operation, it should not require maintenance for the full life of the fitting,” she says.

The City has also recently completed the first phase of the M3 refurbishment project that has seen 1.5km of the road between the Princess Anne and Woolsack off-ramps completed.

This programme will see the roll-out of LED technology to major and minor roads within the areas being upgraded.

The most recent areas where this programme was rolled out include Protea Park in Atlantis, Manenberg, the Gugulethu Phase 4 housing project, Lavender Hill, Bayview, Mandalay and Silvertown.

“All of the City’s traffic lights and 15% of the street lights have been retrofitted with LEDs or energy-efficient bulbs. This is part of our efforts to become a more sustainable city and to use technology and innovation to the advantage of our residents and businesses. Becoming more efficient is also necessary to enhancing the resilience of this city. The cost of an LED fitting is still higher at this stage but it is coming down. It is projected that the lower energy usage and the reduced maintenance requirements of an LED fitting will result in substantial savings for the City over the life of the unit,” says Limberg.

Refurbishment projects that will be done in this new financial year include Wesbank, Protea Valley, Avondale, Fairfield Estate, Killarney Gardens, Primrose Park and Bhunga Drive.

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