Larnaca goes green with eco-friendly lighting on Phinikoudes strip
The Phinikoudes seafront is now lit up with eco-friendly and economical light bulbs after Larnaca Municipality awarded a supply tender to PGS Lighting Electrical with low energy consumption LED lamps. The upgrade will save the municipality up to 75% of its annual power bill or almost 30,650 euros, while the cost of the purchase will be offset within five months from installation.
According to PGS and based on environmental studies by experts such as the Clinton Foundation Initiative, road lighting networks around the world consume 159 terawatt of electric power. The Cyprus Energy Agency recently said that street lighting represents about 1% of the total electric power consumption. But for municipalities this represents 60% of their power consumption and 10% of their annual budget.
“Currently, many lamps in Cyprus are at the end of their lifespan or even past it. That is why other municipalities should follow Larnaca’s example in upgrading public lighting and replace them with low consumption LED bulbs that can be used for road lighting, public buildings, traffic lights, road signage, emergency lights and more,” said PGS Managing Director Neophytos Neophytou.