All street lighting in Ramat Yishay will be replaced with LED lighting
The number of city councils which are moving to LED lighting is quickly growing. Gaash Lighting, an expert in lighting solutions and energy saving for the professional market, is replacing all the street lighting in local council Ramat Yishay to LED lighting.
Ramat Yishay is ongoing a comprehensive process to replace all its street lighting in order to improve the quality of lighting and save electricity expenses. This project includes over one thousand street lights. The street light chosen for this project is the “Venus” street light, which is designed and manufactured in Israel by Gaash Lighting. Gaash Lighting is also responsible for installing and maintaining all light luminaires. The cost of this project is 1.2 million NIS and is estimated to save 70% in the council’s electricity costs.
Ofer Ben Eliezer, Head of Council: “ Changing the city lighting to LED lighting was made to better the quality of lighting in Ramay Yishay and save tens of percent on electricity costs. The process started 3 years ago as a pilot to change the street light in the employment district in Ramat Yishay. After the success of the pilot and the dramatic improvement of lighting and energy cost, we decided to expand the change to the whole council. The project has not ended yet, and already we are already getting a lot of positive responses from the citizens that feel safer and enjoy the new quality of lighting.”
Dotan Buchsweiler, CEO Gaash Lighting: “There is no doubt that the future is in LED lighting. The switch from conventional lighting to LED lighting promises efficiency, safety and 50%-70% energy saving with control systems. There is also the obvious benefit that LED lighting is better for the environment. Gaash light luminaires stand up to all international regulations and are environmentally friendly. Because LED lighting is suited for digital use, you can use the cities control systems to change the lighting according to the cities needs and dim the lights at certain hours and change to a smart city model easily and quickly.”
To encourage Israel’s agenda for energy efficiency a promotion plan was suggested to aid municipal and city councils through the process. As part of the efficiency plan is to change street and public area lighting across the council. From data taken from 60 councils across the country, about 50% of all the council energy comes from street lighting and the assumption is that without efficiency changes the energy consumption will only grow.