The Energy Efficiency area continues the renewal of public lighting through the installation of new LED-type light-emitting diodes ('light-emitting diode'), which has been carrying out different streets of the town center and districts since 2017.
Of the total of luminaries of the municipality, about 4,500, it has already acted on more than 40% of them, of mercury vapor of 125 watts and sodium vapor of 100 and 150 watts ferromagnetic reactance.
These are being replaced by latest technology LED devices of different power, depending on the height of the lamppost and the characteristics of the track: those that are 5 meters are being changed by luminaires of 31 watts, those of 7 meters by 55 watts and 9 meters by 70 watts.
The new luminaires incorporate regulated LEDs, which progressively reduce the luminous flux by up to 50% during the early morning, when there is less use of public roads.
The new lighting has a color temperature of 4,000 degrees Kelvin, in addition to low light pollution.
Through the new contract for the improvement of public lighting, which amounts to 240,000 euros, some 700 LED luminaires have been installed in the following areas:
- Neighborhood of the Philippines
- San Andrés Neighborhood
- Rambla de San Roque
- C / Mill
- C / Totana and adjacent
- C / Station
- C / Simón García y Moratalla
- Access to the cemetery
- C / Santo Ángel
- Ral Raft Road
- RM-515 road (municipal section)
- Urb. Link
- Los Pavos Road and adjacent
- District of El Cañarico
- District of La Costera (other areas)
- Industrial park
In addition, new points of light will be installed with LED technology on roads and districts:
- Way of Los Secanos Trail
- Inchola Road
- Way of the Valencians
- RM-603 road
These actions add to those already carried out in different neighborhoods of the town center and districts, where the oldest lighting has been removed.
- San Pedro Neighborhood
- Jarro de Oro Urbanization - Almendrico
- Barrio de los Ríos
- Barrio Sagrada Familia
- San Ramón neighborhood
- C / Vereda de Los Secanos and adjacent
- C / Isaac Albéniz and adjacent
- C / Campix and adjacent
- C / San Francisco and adjacent
- C / Simón García and adjacent
- C / Marcos Round and adjacent
- C / La Plaza and adjacent
- C / Fray Junípero Serra and adjacent
- C / Hermitage of Father Manuel
- C / Oscar Romero and adjacent
- C / Fuente del Ral and others
- Rambla Don Diego
- Urb. Santa Barbara
- Urb. Las Ramblillas
- Urb. La Boquera
- C / Villalar
- Constitution Plaza
- Plaza de las Américas
- Garden of the Martyrs
- District of El Berro
- District of La Costera
- Village of Gebas
The old lighting of the City Hall building has also been replaced by LED luminaires, as well as energy improvement actions in schools and other public buildings.
With this renovation, a saving of electricity consumption of 850 megawatts per year and a saving of CO2 emissions of 525,000 kilograms per year will be obtained, the equivalent of planting 1,300 trees on nine hectares of land (or nine football fields) or eliminating gas emissions of 350 cars per year.
The Consistory is in the bidding phase of a new project to continue the renewal of points of light in other areas of the urban area and districts, within its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda:
No. 7. Affordable and non-polluting energy
NÂº 11. Sustainable cities and communities
No. 12. Responsible production and consumption
No. 13. Climate action
It is going to act in the main avenues of the urban area:
- Avda. Of Spain
- Avda. Juan Carlos I
- Avda. Cartagena
- Avda. Of the Constitution
- Avda. Constantino López - Sierra Espuña
- San Cristobal Neighborhood
For this, 123,758.35 euros will be invested.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia