The city known for its cleanliness will soon be known for its energy conservation initiatives. Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has invited global tenders worth Rs. 108 Crore to replace over 80,000 street lights which make the 2015-16 state government proposals to replace street lights with LED lights, a reality. The government proposed LED lights replacing high-pressure sodium bulbs, tube-lights, halogen bulbs, and mercury bulbs.
MCC spends Rs. 28 Crore annually on maintaining street lights and the new replacement can save up to 55 percent of the expenses. The project aims to provide sustainable and energy efficient smart lighting.
LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. Working with an energy efficient lighting technology, they are cheaper to run than fluorescent lighting. They can last for longer.