Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati to bask in LED glow by New Year

LED streetlights brighten up the TUDA road leading to the Tirumala Bypass in Tirupati.- PHOTO: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar

LED streetlights brighten up the TUDA road leading to the Tirumala Bypass in Tirupati.- PHOTO: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar  

The conventional street lights in Tirupati will soon be replaced by bright white LED lights.

It is expected to be achieved by the year end, so as to usher the denizens into an ‘illuminated’ new year.

There are around 10,500 streetlights in Tirupati, ranging from 36/40 watt tube lights to 400 watt metal halide lamps. In the coming weeks, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a public sector undertaking, along with the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) will replace the conventional bulbs with its LED variants.

Speaking to The Hindu , MCT’s Deputy Executive Engineer (Electrical) D. Sridhar said that till date, as many as 4,000 LED lamps have been fixed at various locations in the temple city.

“This move has helped the corporation save nearly Rs.4 lakh on power bill. Besides the energy efficiency/saving component, LED streetlights reduce the emissions emanating from conventional streetlights, making it an environment-friendly initiative,” he said.

Even the wattage of the lamps being used in LED project contributes to the energy efficiency/saving initiative. The existing 36/40 watt tube lights will be replaced by 20 watt LED variant, 70, 150 and 250 watt sodium vapour lamps with its 40, 72 and 120 watt variants respectively.

The 400 watt metal halide lamps will be replaced by 200 watt LED bulbs. The Energy Efficiency Services Limited will monitor the project for the next 12 years i.e., seven years for maintenance (as well as taking returns for their investment from the savings) and next five years for warranty. The project being implemented with an estimated cost of Rs.7 crore is expected to save Rs.10 lakh per month on power bill.



10,500 conventional streetlights to be replaced by LED bulbs

The move to help MCT save Rs. 10 lakh per month on power bill




10,500 conventional

streetlights to be

replaced by LED bulbs

The move to help

MCT save Rs. 10 lakh

per month on

electricity bill





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