Jamaica plans to upgrade 25,000 street lights to smart LED lights by 2020
On January 1, the Jamaica Observer reported that Jamaica Public Service (JPS) announced that it had completed 62% of its goal of replacing the 105,000 sets of street lights
on the island with LED lights
According to JPS, about 65,000 street lights
have been replaced with LED lights since 2019. The company plans to replace another 25,000 lights in 2020, and the installation is expected to be completed in 2021. Compared with traditional street lights, the upgraded LED street lights are more energy efficient
and have better lighting effects
. At the same time, the intelligent controller provides remote control and monitoring, so maintenance is more efficient
It is reported that this plan started in 2017 and was implemented under the joint arrangement of the Jamaican government and JPS to help reduce monthly bills. Municipal companies have an average monthly bill of $ 280 million, or $ 2.6 billion per year. In June 2017, JPS began to replace 105,000 sets of energy-intensive street lights with LED intelligent
control street lights across the island.
JPS said the plan had a positive impact on public lighting
and night life
, and received positive feedback from the public. The public has also expressed expectations for the transformation of community street lights.
According to reports, the LED intelligent control system is expected to reduce street lighting
costs by 50% -60%. The intelligent control system can measure each lamp and monitor the status and consumption of street lamps.
JPS said that more and more countries in the world have installed LED street lights
in the city and nationwide. Once the smart LED street light project
is completed, Jamaica will also be among them.