GE Lighting and UGL Limited install LED street lights in Sydney
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March.19, 2012
GE Lighting, together with its Australian partner UGL Limited, has secured a A$7 million project through a tender to replace about  6,450 street and park lights in the City of Sydney over the next three years. In an Australian first, the City of Sydney will roll-out new energy-efficient LED street and park lighting, halving electricity use and carbon pollution compared to conventional lights. UGL Limited is an Australia-based company and a global leader in outsourced engineering, asset management and property services.

The City’s existing street light lamp sources include incandescent, fluorescent, high pressure mecurity, high pressure sodium, metal halide, and compact fluorescent. With the new LED lights, the City is expected to save nearly A$800,000 a year in electricity bills, avoided carbon tax and reduced maintenance costs due to their longer life span compared to conventional lights. The replacement will also meet the City’s target to reduce electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 40%. The new lamps are required to also have a minimum functional life expectancy or lifespan of at least 30,000 hours at 30% lumen depreciation as specified in IES LM-79 and LM-80 standards.

The replacement roll-out followed 18 months of successful trials in Sydney’s Alexandria Park, Circular Quay, George Street, Kings Cross and Martin Place. In a public survey conducted by the City, more than 90% of people using the areas found the new lighting appealing, and three-quarters said it improved visibility.

Currently, one-third of the City of Sydney’s annual electricity use and a large part of its greenhouse gas emissions result from public lighting. The City is one of the largest users of street lighting in New South Wales, Australia, with 22,000 lights. The lights replacement project will bring the City of Sydney closer to its Sustainable 2030 vision to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% from 2006 levels.

Mr George Angelis, Manager City Infrastructure and Traffic Operations for the City of Sydney, said: “The City looks forward to working with GE Lighting and UGL in the successful delivery of this exciting project to contribute towards the City’s vision to reduce energy and carbon emissions and for the aesthetic benefits for its residents and rate payers.”

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