Tuesday, June 28, 2011

LED lighting for highways on trial

KUALA LUMPUR: The government can reduce costs by up to 50 per cent if it uses LED light-emitting diode) bulbs for road lighting, said Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor.

He said a pilot project had been started in collaboration with Royal Philips Electronics involving the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Federal Highway and the Middle-Ring Road 2 (MRR2), covering a distance of 63.1km.

"It is also in line with the government aims to introduce more environment-friendly technology in urban areas.

"Lighting of highways in the country is costing the government RM26 million annually currently," he told reporters after launching an LED lighting project by the the company at the Subang Petronas station near here Monday.

He added that he would be asking the Malaysian Highway Authority to look into the matter as well.


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