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LED lights to replace streetlights

LED lights will phase out the existing streetlights across Goa before the year is up, according to Power Minister Milind Naik. The move will render the current lighting woes almost non-existent, and will also reduce the power department’s spending on maintenance and manpower. Presently, Goa has around 1.70 lakh streetlights - sodium, CFL and tubes. Once the switch to LEDs is made, the State will save at least 15 megawatts, or 60 per cent of the electricity consumed by the existing setup. The electricity department will save at least 75 per cent of the total electricity consumed.

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