As many as 25,000 smart LED lights will be installed in Karnal—most cleanest and a major city of the Indian State of Haryana—under the smart city project to make the lighting system smarter and more efficient. The project will have sensors and integrated devices to control street lights. The project tender has been floated and it will be opened by August 15.
Under the project, all existing street lights, along with poles, will be replaced with new smart LED lights and poles. The overhead electric cables will also be converted into underground lines. The deadline for completion of the work is seven months after work is allotted.
According to an official, use of conventional technology is still the norm for maximum street lights in the city. Street lights simply switch on and off at a fixed time and light intensity remains the same all night. Therefore, they are an important source of power consumption in the city. The new system, he said, will be self-managing. It will adjust its settings on the basis of changes in the local environment, which will help save energy.
Nishant Kumar Yadav, deputy commissioner-cum-CEO, Karnal Smart City project said, “To strengthen and make the lighting system smart, sensors and integrated devices will be installed at key points. The tender has already been floated. Work will be completed seven months after allotment. The LED street lights will be linked with the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) being set up at the local municipal office,” he added.
The team will get an alert message in case of theft and non-working of LED lights. Action will be taken immediately after the team gets a message, the CEO said, adding that the operation and maintenance period will be seven years.
Yadav said a detailed baseline survey shall be conducted on the street light infrastructure requirements of the city. With this, dark spots will be identified and new LED lights will be installed. Conventional lights shall be replaced with LED street lights of 40W and 70W LED and smart LED street lights of 90W, 150W and 200W. LED street lights less than 150W shall be connected with feeder based panels and 150W and above shall be connected with individual connectors.