Joburg’s new streetlights ‘to reduce outages’

Joburg’s new streetlights ‘to reduce outages’

The City of Johannesburg MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services Michael Sun says City Power’s project to retrofit Johannesburg’s streetlights with LED technology is nearing completion. 

Lights off

The city hopes the new streetlights, which are being rolled out amid the country’s load shedding crisis, will reduce outages.

“The LED units that City Power is deploying, will on average save five times more energy than the old streetlight technology being replaced,” says Sun.

“Reducing pressure on our already strained network and conserving energy that will ultimately help to prevent outages.”

The ten-to-fifteen-year lifespan lights have built-in meters that will consume directly at Eskom-supplied areas.

Sun has urged residents to report any theft and vandalism of the lights.

“But the energy, funds and working hours that will be saved through this project will only be beneficial if communities help ensure vandals and cable thieves stay far away from these new LED units,” he says.


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