Mandaue City gets ‘cheaper’ street lamps-A A +A
Saturday, September 7, 2013
A KOREAN firm donated 20 street lamps to the City Government of Mandaue.
The donation was made as part of a project to put up street lamps across Metro Cebu.
“We have chosen Mandaue City as the pilot area for the project because it is the crossroad of Metro Cebu,” said Anthony Lee, president of the Taeyoung International Daeil Protech Co. Phils.
Mayor Jonas Cortes and Lee signed a memorandum of agreement at City Hall during the formal turnover of the street lamps last Thursday.
Cortes said he will observe the efficiency of the street lamps over time. The low-cost and energy-saving street lamps will be installed on the streets near the Pacific Mall in Barangay Ibabao.
Roy Lotzof, a board member of the Mega Cebu, said the effects of the street lamp to the environment and their efficiency will be considered before rolling out the project across Metro Cebu.
Lee said the street lamps have mercury content. Some sectors have expressed concern about the effect of mercury to the environment.
Mega Cebu, a project of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board, aims to make the province a more sustainable place to live in.
The province is now celebrating the first Mega Cebu Month.
Lee said the 150-watt lamps are cheaper than LED lamps but are 40 percent brighter. Their lifetime is also 40 percent longer than LED lamps, he said.
The lamp’s brightness adjusts automatically to the surrounding light, which is one of its unique features. At night, they become fully bright while they fade at daytime.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 08, 2013.