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Delhi Metro replaces existing conventional lights with LED units

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday said it has started replacing conventional lighting in its stations such as incandescent bulbs and florescent lamps with LED lights to save energy.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the DMRC said LED lights will be installed at 155 locations, including Metro stations, depots, parking, and other facilities that were constructed under the networks first (2005) and second (2010) phases.

“The DMRC has already installed one lakh (100,000) LED lights at 155 locations, and by the end of October this year, it will install 35,000 additional LED lights in other locations,” the Metro statement said.

The Metro body added that it has “covered 75% of the drive”, and will complete replacing the remaining lights by the end of October this year.

The Delhi Metro said the LED-based light system will help DMRC save around half of the energy expenditure as against the existing system.

Source
Hindustan Times
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