More than 1,000 new light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights were installed along the main and inner roads in San Juan City, in a bid to ensure the safety of the public especially at night.
Mayor Francis Zamora said that 90 percent of all the streetlights owned by the city government have already been replaced with LED streetlights.
“Gusto nating maging maliwanag ang San Juan sapagkat sa isang maliwanag na San Juan, mas ligtas tayo at ang krimen ay bababa (We want San Juan to be bright because by doing so, we will be much safer and the crimes will go down),” he said.
With the new sets of streetlights, the mayor estimated that the local government will save about P1.5 million in its monthly electricity bill.
According to the mayor, the new 120-watt streetlights have the same specifications as the ones installed along the expressways in the country.
“The wattage of the streetlights is similar to those used along the expressways, so it is very bright,” he said.
Zamora said that he will request Meralco to replace the old streetlights in the city owned by the electric company.
The local government targets to complete the installation of the new streetlights along primary roads by this year.
Zamora also vowed that all city-owned streetlights will be replaced with LED streetlights by next year.