Government to instal LED lighting in federal roads



DUBAI // More than 700 kilometres of federal roads will have lighting replaced with LED technology as part of a government plan.

Conventional incandescent lighting along the 710km federal road network will be replaced with LED lights as part of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development plan, reported Wam, the state news agency.

LED light sources consume less energy and last more than 10 years longer than traditional lighting.

The project will be implemented in two phases, with 26,300 lights installed along 500km of roads in the first stage, and 4,510 lights installed on 210km of roads in the second, said Mohammed Al Shenasi, deputy director of the ministry’s roads department and head of the project.

The project will enable the ministry to improve the efficiency of federal roads, save energy and reduce the carbon footprint. “It will also cut the budget set for maintenance of federal roads,” he added.

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