2nd phase of installation of LED light to curtail power consumption

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 Mar 2017 11:01:33

Staff Reporter,


Mar 19,

As part of measures for curtailing power consumption, Town Services Department, BSP has already initiated measures for installation of LED lights in other prime locations in BSP Township in the second phase. The LED lights installation in the earmarked locations would curtail power consumption to the tune of Rs 42 lakhs per annum.

According to information, BSP management has already flashed tenders for installation of LED lights in the location earmarked in BSP Township. In the second phase, the Talpuri road leading to 32 Bungalow in Bhilai, the Boria Gate road leading to Ispat Bhavan and JLN Hospital premises have been earmarked for installation of LED lights. The LED lights would considerably save the power consumption unlike sodium vapor lamps being used for illumination at Boria Gate road, Talpuri to 32 Bungalow road and at JLN Hospital premises in BSP Township.

Besides, the illumination with the conventional sodium vapor lamp is visibly poor in comparison to the LED illumination. The sodium vapor lamp is of 315 watt, which consumes power excessively, while LED is of 120 watt and consumes considerably less power and is also comparatively cost saving. Moreover, the sodium vapor lamp facilitates with illumination, measuring 8 lux, while LED illumination emits light over 18-lux.

The sources said that as many as 600 sodium vapor units are there at these roads and are consuming power excessively, leading to considerably additional cost, being paid by BSP for illumination. In the second phase as many as 600 units of LED (Light Emitting Daiode) would be installed in the locations earmarked for the same.

In the first phase, the LED lights were installed at the Central Avenue from JLN Hospital, Bhilai to Equipment Square and Ispat Bhavan road. BSP management opted for replacement of sodium vapor lamp in compliance of directives from SAIL, Corporate office, for energy conservation and to backup lighting while reducing carbon foot prints; thereby ensuring environment friendly illumination, and also for reducing power consumption in the process.