NEW DELHI (METRO RAIL NEWS): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is carrying out a massive drive to replace old and traditional luminosities with power-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to save energy.
It will also provide with better lighting experience in its premises, including parking and depots constructed under phases I and II in 2005 and 2010, respectively. In addition, the agency aims at replacing incandescent bulbs and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) at 155 locations. In total, nearly 1.35 lakhs of LED lamps will be placed.
“DMRC has already covered seventy-five (75) per cent of the drive-by installing around 1 lakh LED lights and put back the conventional lights. The remaining 25 per cent of the drive will be completed by the end of October of this year, wherein around 35,000 LED lights would be installing in the remaining portion of these locations,” said Shri Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, DMRC.
The durability of conventional lights is around ten years. So DMRC decided to replace these lights, which are past their effective age. The new-age LED lights are both cost-effective as well as energy-efficient, said Dayal.
According to the DRMC, the LED-based lighting system will help save around half of the energy expenditure and recover the entire cost of installing new lights in around two years. However, replacing existing lights stations was a challenging task for the DMRC maintenance teams because of the regular movement of people, said Dayal.
“The work was executed at night due to safety reasons, which increased the installation time. However, even then, the work could be carried out for two hours a day. Therefore, important operational preparedness is done in two hours only,” said DMRC, EDCC.