Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) and the urban division are active preparing a plan to ensure that all streets of the town are lit with LED lighting which will substitute the salt fumes lighting currently in use. The technicians of the town growth division have been instructed to design a strategy to make the conversion possible soon.
At present, there are around 16,000 sodium vapour lights set up across the city in contrast to 1,100 LED lighting in Harmu avoid street and Bariatu.
Deputy ceo of the RMC, S K Lal said, “We had sent the offer to the city growth division. Once its style is accepted, LED lighting will be purchased and set up.”
At the moment salt fumes lighting are set up on poles calculating nine meters, at a range of 30 to 40 meters. The LED lighting, however, will be set up on seven-metre poles, at a range of 15 to 20 meters. “The lighting will also be automated and they can be turned on and off instantly,” said Lal.
Changing salt fumes lighting with LED lighting will be reduce power intake and benefit the environment. Lal described, “LED lighting consumes half the power of salt fumes lighting. At present around Rs 3 crore is being invested yearly on road lighting but with the LED lighting, this amount will reduce to Rs 1.5 crore every year.”