Lar­naca goes green with eco-friendly light­ing on Phinikoudes strip

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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.

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