The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to replace all the streetlights in the state with smart LED lighting.
According to a statement on Thursday, the Streetlight Retrofit Project was unanimously approved by the Lagos State Executive Council in furtherance of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the administration.
“One of the features of the LED lighting system is the use of significantly lower energy to produce the same amount of luminosity. In the pilot phase of the project, it was determined that LED lighting resulted in a reduction of up to 60 per cent of the operations and maintenance costs of streetlight infrastructure.
“As Lagos State evolves to a smart city, the utilisation of smart and energy-efficient streetlights is vital in ensuring improved government service delivery in areas of security of lives and property of Lagosians and environmental sustainability while also improving socio-economic activities in the state by enabling a functional 24-hour economy.
“This Streetlight Retrofit Project underpins the Lagos State Government’s commitment to ensure full public lighting coverage across the state. The expected cost savings from the proposed retrofit in the medium to long term will be further utilised for the expansion of streetlight network across Lagos towards achieving full lighting coverage for all Class A and B roads as well as designated public spaces,” the statement partly read.