Thursday 26 November, 2020

90 per cent installation of LED lights in Portmore - JPS

The municipality of Portmore in St Catherine now has 99 per cent installation of LED streetlights, Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is reporting.

The municipality which is believed to be the largest community in the English-speaking Caribbean, is home to roughly 200,000 residents, and has approximately 7,900 streetlights.

The electricity company said its teams are also working in other areas of St Catherine in a quest to completely outfit the parish with LED streetlights.

Areas that JPS teams are currently working in include Linstead, Ewarton, Point Hill, Luidas Vale, Bog Walk, Sligoville, Troja and Guys Hill.

The company, in a release, said once the streetlights in St Catherine have all been converted to LED, JPS crews will proceed to complete the installation of LED streetlights in the Corporate Area and St James.

LED streetlights, which are replacing the High Pressure Sodium (HPS) bulbs, are more energy-efficient, provide better lighting, and also have smart controllers that enable remote control and monitoring, so that repairs are more efficiently managed.

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