New LED lighting for 500 roads
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will progressively replace street lights at about 500 roads island-wide with more energy efficient LED lighting from this month.
The programme will mainly cover roads with lower traffic and residential roads where the street lights have lower wattage and are reaching the end of their product life.
LTA is looking at energy savings of up to 30 per cent compared with the current high-pressure sodium vapour lamps.
Some 4,000 LED street lights will be installed under this programme.
Works will be completed by the second quarter of 2018.
LTA is also actively looking into the possibility of using LED technology for higher wattage lighting along major arterial roads and expressways.
These high wattage LED lamps have been installed along Lorong 1 Toa Payoh to study energy consumption, durability and maintenance challenges.
This trial, which started in August last year, is expected to be completed by 2016.
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