LED street lights in Madibeng

The Madibeng Local Municipality is installing LED street lights as part of an Energy Efficiency Demand Side Management (EEDSM) programme. And solar is coming… they say.

“The aim of the programme is to reduce the overall energy demand on our network,” said Madibeng spokesperson, Tumelo Tshabalala. “LED streetlights use 80% less energy than conventional bulbs and last more than 40 times longer. It is much cheaper to run,” he said.

The EESDM programme will be carried out in phases. The first phase of the programme has begun, and will be rolled out in the following areas in Brits:
• Central business district,
• Ludorf Street, a
• Main entrance to town (R511, from fire station to sports grounds
• Van Velden Street
• Carel de Wet
• Crocodile Drift
Brits Industrial Area:
• Piet Pretorius Street
• Martinus Street
• Piet Rautenbach Street
• Magaliesburg Street
• Scott Street

The second phase, which will be rolled out towards the end of this year and the beginning of next year, will cover areas with high mast lights and municipal buildings. “New streetlights will also be installed in Schoemansville through the municipality’s annual maintenance budget, and solar street lights will be installed in strategic areas.”