Wednesday, August 27 12:31:02
Cork's VERDE LED, who specialise in the design and manufacture of LED efficient lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications, have won a groundbreaking contract in Longford.
The contract is to replace existing sodium street lighting with its own LED streetlights, resulting in energy savings of up to 70pc and marking what could be a revolution in municipal lighting in the country.
CEO of VERDE LED, John Keohane said major savings are possible with a switch to LED public lighting.
"We are thrilled with the opportunity to work with Longford county council on this project. The end result will be improved light quality for the public and reduced energy and maintenance costs for Longford County Council. I would like to thank and commend the leadership shown by Longford County Council to embrace new technology that when rolled out across the whole country will result in annual savings of tens of millions," he said.
Now that the Irish economy has turned a corner there is a noticeable change in energy efficient public lighting projects, according to Mr Keohane.
"Energy is a huge cost for every local authority so it makes complete sense to invest in LED streetlighting to save money that could be used elsewhere for badly needed services. In the past 6 months we have seen a significant increase in demand for our LED streetlighting systems and have completed numerous public lighting projects nationwide and have also just supplied LED streetlighting to Laois county council for 10km of roadway lighting."
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