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Saint Lucia Saving Millions Annually By Installing LED Street Lights

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The government has disclosed that Saint Lucia has saved $4.5 million annually since replacing sodium street lights with LED bulbs.

Before December 2023, the street lighting bill ranged from $6 million to $8 million yearly.

A government release said the Philip J. Pierre administration would redirect street light savings to improve citizen security and road safety and procure and install over 200 CCTV cameras on utility poles around the island.

The release disclosed that from August to December 2023, the country installed over 14,000 LED bulbs.

The release said nearly 17,000 LED bulbs will be in place by the end of March 2024.

The government will remove and replace 20,000 high-pressure sodium bulbs from street lamps throughout the island.

Saint Lucia is boldly playing its part in tackling the global climate crisis by pursuing greener and cleaner energy solutions.

Chief Electrical Engineer Shane Jean explained that Saint Lucia street lighting consumes about ten percent of electricity production.

However, Jean observed that the figure was ‘quite a bit’ for a sparsely populated island.

The Chief Engineer stated that LED lights consume less electricity, resulting in savings.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Good news savings for our people. A project the former UWP administration stopped as they could not put their long hands in. Boom! UWP, Guy and Chastanet take that in you tou-tou!

  2. When will the government fix the roads so that the citizens could also save millions on vehicle parts and tires?

  3. So basically in 10 years we would save approximately 80M in electricity and that money be diverted into CCTV and policing. It will be great if the PM can secure high powered weapon for the security force reason being that as you advance the public circumference of protection you often get an advancement of system to go under the radar. I will also expect that the law change if not implemented as yet to accept Camera Footage/Pictures as evidence in cases bring to the courts. If not it defeat the purpose in its entirety. A special account should be setup so it can be audited yearly. No ministers should dip in it, Keep RF, Guy and others far from that account…lol

  4. Great job most Honorable …..you should went 100 percent solar but I know the reason you didn’t. Now on to schools and government’s buildings with solar shhhhhh let me shut my mouth the yellow clowns might hear me we know how they bad mind already

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