Renovation of LED Street Lights in Australian Cities
Compared with ordinary energy-saving lights, LED lights have many advantages, for example, they are softer, brighter, more environmentally friendly, and have a longer lifespan. Many governments have begun to advocate the use of LEDs.
At present, some areas of Australia have gradually begun to implement the government light bulb scheme and have adopted subsidy measures for LED lights. Among them, the energy subsidy policy of New South Wales attracts the most attention. The evaluation of LED lights by IPART in New South Wales has now entered the third stage. In addition, the New Zealand Lighting Commission also proposed a subsidy program for the CA135/CA80/IC/IC-F certification mark for LED recessed lights. The higher the level is, the more subsidies the LEDs could receive.
In Australia, measures to change LED lights were taken very slowly. Therefore, in response to the Australian government light bulb scheme, some inland cities in Australia have begun implementing energy-saving retrofits for thousands of street lights in the city to reduce emissions and electricity bill. It is estimated that the number of retrofitted street lights will be more than 5600, and they will all be replaced with LEDs. This is expected to save the city more than A＄550,000 (about 2.62 million yuan) in maintenance and electricity costs each year.
It is reported that the project is part of the infrastructure project in New South Wales. The state plans to install more than 75,000 LED street lights in 41 areas in the south. At the same time, the initiative will continue to increase investment to ensure the completion of the project, and the cost is expected to be recovered within four years.
The Australian government light bulb scheme can bring many benefits. LED lights have a longer lifespan than traditional light bulbs, they are more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, and they can bring continuous benefits to the environment and the economy.