SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will start its street lighting replacement programme from July, progressively replacing street lights at about 500 roads island-wide.
In a statement on Tuesday (July 8), the agency said Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lighting, which is more energy efficient than the current high-pressure sodium vapour (HPSV) lamps, will be installed. The replacement programme will mainly cover lower-trafficked roads and residential roads, where the street lights have lower wattage (70 to 150 watts) and are reaching their end of life.
The new LED street lighting is expected to yield energy savings of up to 30 per cent compared to HPSV lamps. Approximately 4,000 LED street lights will be installed, and works will begin this month and be completed by the second quarter of 2018, LTA said.
The programme follows a three-year trial conducted along Northumberland Road and Tekka Lane, where 17 lamp posts were fitted with LED lights, according to the statement.
The LTA is also looking at the possibility of using LED lights for higher wattage lighting - more than 250 watts - along major arterial roads and expressways. Tests on the high-wattage LED lamps along Toa Payoh Lorong 1 started in August last year and are expected to be completed by 2016, the agency said. - CNA/kk
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