Guyana switching over to LED street lamps

Street lamp. Image: Matthew Musgrove

With the assistance of the government of Japan, street lighting in Guyana will be getting more energy efficient:

In accordance with President David Granger’s push for a ‘Green Agenda’ for Guyana, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and its sister agencies have commenced works to ensure that the concept is realised.

Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the Ministry will replace thousands of sodium-vapour lamps (commonly known as orange street lamps) with the more efficient LED lamps.

“The Government has received a grant from the Japanese Government of 10,000 LED lamps and the first 1000 lamps have arrived and we will commence the installation of these lamps shortly”, Minister Ferguson said.

Sodium-vapour lamps have long been popular lighting options for roadways. However, LED’s are more economically efficient and also assist in a sizeable reduction of carbon footprints.

Guyana’s Green Agenda is a vision of President David Granger aimed at ensuring that the country is built on environmental sustainability while balancing its economic development.

Source: the Guyana Department of Public Information.


[Image: via Matthew Musgrove]

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