City’s streetlight LED replacement project lights up Mitchells Plain

08 Nov 2022 in Where We Govern

The City of Cape Town’s Light-Emitting Diode (LED) streetlight project is making steady progress in Mitchells Plain and in other areas across the metro. The LED project is a testament to the City’s commitment to providing sustainable and energy efficient streetlighting to communities. Today, 8 November 2022, Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen and senior officials in the Energy Directorate visited Spine Road to take a closer look at the completed work.

‘This project is an important City project as it directly impacts on the lives of Capetonians. Adequate and energy efficient lighting not only makes our roads and communities safer, but is more environmentally friendly. LED luminaires provide much improved lighting, it requires less maintenance and only need to be replaced every 25 years. This equipment also has an almost zero failure rate.

‘The City’s LED retrofitting programme aims to fit 7150 LED luminaires in areas across the city every year, while the refurbishment and maintenance of existing streetlight infrastructure continues.

‘The efficiency of the City’s resources is an important component for our economic growth and resilience and we will continue to promote energy efficiency as a means of reducing emissions in the metro. We are pleased to see the project make great strides in Mitchells Plain and in many other areas in the metro and we will continue to do more over the coming months,’ said Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.

‘The City’s LED project in Mitchells Plain is shining bright and is making progress. This project is an example of the City’s commitment to providing reliable and efficient streetlighting to residents. It is being carried out in various areas of the metro, where older Mercury Vapour (MV) luminaries are being replaced with energy efficient LEDs and older LEDs and streetpoles are being refurbished. We are pleased with the progress being made here in Spine Road where 158 streetpoles and LEDs have been refurbished thus far. Work is ongoing and the allocated budget for the Spine Road project is R3,7 million for the current financial year.

‘City teams are also working on streetlighting in other main routes in the Mitchells Plain area, such as Eisleben, Morgenster, Highlands and Wespoort roads, among others,’ said Councillor Van Reenen.