Old streetlights owned by an electric company in San Juan City will be soon replaced with light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights starting next year, Mayor Francis Zamora said.
The San Juan mayor recently met with officials from Meralco and asked them to replace their old streetlights with cost efficient LED street lamps.
“Naipangako ko po sa inyo na kakausapin ko ang pamunuan ng Meralco para mapalitan na rin ng LED streetlights ang mga posteng pag-aari nila sa ating lungsod (I promised you that I will talk to the administration of Meralco leadership so that the streetlights they own in our city will be replaced with LED streetlights),” Zamora said.
“Kaya naman pagdating ng 2021 ay isasagawa na ng Meralco ang Phase 1 ng pagpapalit ng kanilang mga lumang ilaw patungo sa LED streetlights (Therefore, by 2021, Meralco will start with the Phase 1 of replacing their old lights with LED streetlights),” he added.
Zamora said this is part of the local government’s efforts to ensure the safety of the public especially at night.
He also noted that replacing old streetlights with LEDs is cost efficient because LEDs uses less energy and lasts longer.
The local government earlier completed the installation of 120-watt LED lamps on city-owned streetlights along the major and inner roads in the city.
Last month, Zamora said 90 percent of all city-owned streetlights were already replaced with LED streetlights.
With the installation of new streetlights, the mayor estimated that the local government will save about P1.5 million in its monthly electricity bill.