Thousands of lampposts in Dublin will soon see a switch from sodium to LED lightbulbs as part of a multi-million euro project. Dublin City Council says the change will save money in the long run and will be better for the environment pic.twitter.com/6IKbJwnDKb
“It’s not just a replacement of LEDs, we’ll be replacing a number of the columns, underground cables and various other things to bring the lighting infrastructure up to spec,” said Brendan O’Brien, head of technical services.
“Public lighting infrastructure is an important part of the city. The reasons we’ve had to spend this amount of money is to make up on a deficit of spending over the decades.”
“We’ll have lower energy costs… and we’ll also save, roughly speaking, around 2,500 tonnes of CO2 per year.”
He said there will also be less maintenance and an easier way to detect outages.
“We’ll have a computer-controlled system that will allow us to know what lights are out and also have the ability to dim at various times and choose different lights (in various settings),” he said.
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